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Alicia Campi

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Campus Location: Washington DC


Dr. Alicia Campi is a China/Mongolian specialist and was a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer for 14 years who served in Asian posts (Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and Mongolia) and the U.S Mission to the United Nations in New York. Since 2013, she has been a Research Fellow at the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and Adjunct Professor within the Asia Programs at Johns Hopkins SAIS, where she teaches a course on the ‘Construction of Northeast Asia.’ In 2016, she became the coordinator of the U.S. State Department’s Northeast Asia regional studies course at the Foreign Service Institute. She received her AB in East Asian History from Smith College in 1971, obtained an MA in East Asian Studies with a concentration in Mongolian Studies from Harvard University in 1973, and spent 2 years in Taiwan at Fu Jen University. Dr. Campi received a PhD in Central Eurasian and Mongolian Studies with a minor in Chinese Studies in 1987 from Indiana University. In July 2004 she was awarded the “Friendship” Medal by Mongolian President N. Bagabandi and in 2011 received the “Polar Star” (Mongolia’s highest medal) from President Ts. Elbegdorj. In September 2007 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the National University of Mongolia. Dr. Campi has published over 100 articles and book chapters on contemporary Chinese, Mongolian, and Eurasian issues, and has been a guest on Chinese programs for Radio Free Asia. She advises Chinese and western financial institutions on Eurasian investment issues, particularly in the mining sector. Her book on The Impact of China and Russia on U.S.-Mongolian Political Relations in the 20th Century was published in 2009, and her new book on Mongolian Foreign policy in the Democratic Era will be published in 2018.



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