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William Norris

William Norris

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wjnorris@tamu.edu
(979) 845-3803
Allen Rm. 1046
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Dr. William Norris is currently a professor of Chinese foreign and security policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where he teaches graduate-level courses in Chinese domestic politics, East Asian security, and Chinese foreign policy. He is also a non-resident associate with the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C. where his work examines the potential for a conventional US-China conflict to escalate to the nuclear realm. Dr. Norris has been a postdoctoral research associate at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, a joint program created by the two universities to foster the study of China’s foreign relations. He completed his doctoral work in the Security Studies Program in the Department of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he specialized in the confluence of economics and security, focusing on the role of economics in contemporary Chinese grand strategy.

His broad research interests include East Asian security, business-government relations, Chinese foreign and security policy, and international relations theory—particularly the strategic relationship between economics and national security. His recent work examines the use of commercial sector actors to achieve national foreign policy objectives in the context of Chinese grand strategy. He has a forthcoming book on Chinese economic statecraft (Cornell University Press).

Dr. Norris has been the recipient of various fellowships and awards, including the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, the Asia Foundation’s Domestic Dimension of International Affairs Grant, Bush School Faculty Excellence Award, Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Scholarship, the David L. Boren National Security Education Fellowship, and the Bradley Fellowship. He has been selected as a fellow with the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations. Dr. Norris directs the Bush School’s Concentration in China Studies. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies and serves on the Faculty Advisory Board of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.

William Norris

William Norris

wjnorris@tamu.edu
(979) 845-3803
Allen Rm. 1046
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