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Sheena Chestnut Greitens

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies

Sheena Chestnut Greitens is a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. She is also an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri, and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Her work focuses on East Asia, security studies, and the internal politics of authoritarian regimes. Her book "Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence," will be published in summer 2016 by Cambridge University Press.

Greitens’ work on China and North Korea has been published widely in academic, policy, and media outlets in English, Chinese, and Korean. She has previously held positions at the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Oxford University Press, and fellowships at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

She holds a doctorate from Harvard University; a master's from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar; and a bachelor’s from Stanford University.

Sheena Chestnut Greitens is a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. She is also an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri, and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Her work focuses on East Asia, security studies, and the internal politics of authoritarian regimes. Her book “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence,” will be published in summer 2016 by Cambridge University Press.

Greitens’ work on China and North Korea has been published widely in academic, policy, and media outlets in English, Chinese, and Korean. She has previously held positions at the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Oxford University Press, and fellowships at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

She holds a doctorate from Harvard University; a master’s from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar; and a bachelor’s from Stanford University.

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