Susan Shirk Named to New Position
By Barry Jagoda | July 21, 2006
Susan Shirk, a professor of political science in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and a globally respected scholar of Chinese politics and foreign policy, has been named director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), the UC systemwide foreign policy think tank based at UCSD.
Shirk previously served as research director of IGCC and was also deputy assistant secretary of state for North Asia in the Clinton administration. Her latest scholarly work, an analysis of the domestic basis of Chinese foreign policy, will be published next year. She is the organizer of the Northeast Asian Cooperative Dialogue, a "track-two," or unofficial diplomatic force comprised of the six-nations currently involved in talks over North Korean nuclear weapons.