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Gaye Christoffersen

Resident Professor of International Politics


Prior to coming to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in 2012, Dr. Christoffersen was a visiting professor in the Political Science Department at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has several years of experience in educational and research institutions in California, Hawaii, Colorado, Beijing, Vladivostok and Turkish Cyprus. As a Fulbright professor, she introduced a course on Asia-Pacific international relations to Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok. She introduced the same course to the Chinese Foreign Affairs University, teaching a class of young diplomats from the Foreign Ministry. She taught Peace & Conflict Resolution to Turkish Cypriots involved in bi-communal activities on the Green Line.

Dr. Christoffersen obtained a PhD from the Political Science Department, University of Hawaii (1987). She has received an East-West Center award, an IREX Travel Award, and a Social Science Research Council Faculty Professional Development Grant.

Research and Publications: Dr. Christoffersen's research focus has been primarily on transnational, non-traditional security issues such as piracy, energy, and other issues on which East Asian nations cooperate in Asian multilateral regimes.




  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Energy Issues
  • Energy and Security


  • Chinese

In the News

Sino-Russian local relations: Heihe and Blagoveshchensk.

Gaye Christoffersen wrote in The Asan Forum, 12/10

Chinese Northeast-Russian Far East regional cooperation: Old and new programmes.

Resident Professor of International Politics Gaye Christoffersen wrote in Asia Dialogue, 6/19