Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee

Hyman Professor and Director of Chinese Studies, Emeritus, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University,
Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow, Stanford University, Asia Pacific Research
Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies



David M. Lampton joined The Asia Foundation’s board of trustees in 2006 and has been chairman since 2014. Dr. Lampton is Hyman Professor and director of Chinese Studies, Emeritus, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Oksenberg-Rholen Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center. A specialist in Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy, his articles have appeared in numerous major publications. Dr. Lampton is past president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (1988-1997) and currently is a member of its Executive Committee. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Named the inaugural winner of the Scalapino Prize in 2010 by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the National Bureau of Asian Research, Dr. Lampton received his doctoral degree from Stanford University as well as an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies. He served in the enlisted and commissioned officer ranks of the U.S. Army Reserve.