Ian Johnson

Journalist Ian Johnson will become a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) from July 1, 2021, the council announced. At the China Speakers Bureau, we are happy to see Ian in such a prestigious position after what has been a turbulent year, both personally as professionally.

From the CFR announcement:

At CFR, Johnson will research and write on U.S.-Chinese relations and on political, economic, social, and cultural developments in China. Until mid-June, he was visiting senior fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. A writer and researcher whose work appears regularly in the New York Times and the New York Review of Books, Johnson was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his coverage of China for the Wall Street Journal. In 2017, Stanford University recognized him with its Shorenstein Journalism Award for his body of work covering Asia. Johnson is the author of three books: The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China, and A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West. He obtained his BA at the University of Florida, his MA at the Free University of Berlin, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

You can find an overview of some of his recent articles here.

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