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Suzanne Ogden

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Professor Emerita of Political Science

Suzanne Ogden is a professor emerita in the Department of Political Science, and a faculty associate in the Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University. She is also a research associate in Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. As a China specialist, she has focused primarily on the interplay of culture, development, and politics. Prof. Ogden is best known for her books Inklings of Democracy in China; China’s Unresolved Issues; 11 editions of Global Studies: China; and China’s Search for Democracy: The Student and Mass Movement of 1989 (the last co-authored with Kate Hartford, Lawrence Sullivan and David Zweig). In recent years, she has shifted her research focus to research on China’s role in the Mekong River Basin and the Greater Mekong Subregion.

  • 2012, Grant for field research on Mekong River Basin. Sumitomo Foundation, Japan.
  • 2010-11, Grant for field research on Mekong River Basin. Casa Asia, Barcelona.
  • 2005, Honorary Professor, Sichuan University.
  • 1996-97: Fulbright Teaching Grant, China’s Foreign Affairs College (Waijiao xueyuan), Beijing.
  • 1992: Twenty-Eighth Annual University Lectureship: The Robert D. Klein lecturer, in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement, professional contribution, and creative classroom activity.
  • 1988: American Council of Learned Societies, Social Science Research Council; Grant to study Chinese at Stanford Directed Interuniversity Center in Taiwan.
  • 1979: Melon Grant, awarded to develop course on Ethics and Business (to be taught in Business School). Declined.
  • 1976-1977: American Council of Learned Societies, Social Science Research Council: Grant for study of Chinese Foreign Policy.
  • 1976: National Endowment for the Humanities, on post-1949 writings of Mao Zedong (Prof. Kau Ying-mao, director, Brown University).
  • Author and Editor, Global Studies; China (Guilford, Ct.: McGraw Hill), 12th edition, 2007.
  • Author, Inklings of Democracy in China, (Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Press), 2002.
  • Co-Author, with Mayer, L., Burnett, J., Tuman,J., Comparative Politics: Nations and Theories in a Changing World,( Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall), 3rd edition, 2000.
  • Author, China’s Unresolved Issues: Politics, Development and Culture, 3rd edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995.
  • Project Director and Chief Editor, in collaboration with Kathleen Hartford, Lawrence Sullivan and David Zweig, China’s Search for Democracy: The Student and Mass Movement of 1989. (M.E. Sharpe: Armonk, N.Y.) 1992.
  • Education

    Ph.D, Political Science
    Brown University

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    Renaissance Park, 9th Floor
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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