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Adam K Webb

American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Resident Professor of Political Science


Adam K. Webb is the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), where he also serves as Resident Professor of Political Science. He has been a faculty member since 2008. He previously taught at Princeton and Harvard and was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research interests cut broadly across political thought, globalization, and critiques of modernity. He has also engaged topics connected with politics on the ground, including social movements, alternative development, and public opinion on cosmopolitanism and the rise of China. He brings an international perspective to HNC and Sino-American relations, including a background of living in England, Spain, the US, and China, as well as doing fieldwork in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. He is the author of three books, including Beyond the Global Culture War (2006), A Path of Our Own: An Andean Village and Tomorrow’s Economy of Values (2009), and Deep Cosmopolis: Rethinking World Politics and Globalisation (2015). He is currently completing a book project laying out a traditional pluralist vision of future global constitutional order. He received his AB in Social Studies from Harvard and his MA and PhD in Politics from Princeton.

Webb, A. K. (2015). Deep cosmopolis: Rethinking world politics and globalisation. New York: Routledge.

Webb, A. K. (2009). A path of our own: An Andean village and tomorrow's economy of values. Wilmington: ISI Books.

Webb, A. K. (2006). Beyond the Global Culture WarLondon: Routledge.



  • China
  • East Asia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • South Asia


  • Culture, Religion and Politics
  • Globalization
  • Rural Development


  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

In the News

Mentalities of power: A response to Lourié's "road to transhumanism".

Adam K. Webb wrote for Simone Weil Center, 10/10

Deep cosmopolitanism.

Adam K. Webb interviewed on Dorothy’s Place podcast, 9/10