JHU SAIS Names New Executive Director of Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Washington - 11/10/1999 - The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University has named Daniel B. Wright as the new executive director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies.

Established in 1986, the center, located in Nanjing, China, is an educational joint venture between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University, providing approximately100 students from the U.S. and other English-speaking countries and China the unique opportunity to live and study together. In addition, the center has the only open stack library in China, containing more than 60,000 Western and Chinese volumes. SAIS administers the center's activities on behalf of JHU.

As the Washington, D.C.-based executive director, Wright will be responsible for the overall development and management of the program's operations.

Prior to joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Wright spent two years as a fellow with the Institute of Current World Affairs in Guizhou, China, where he examined governance and social-economic development issues. While in China, he also served as a consultant to the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, establishing an exchange project for Chinese and U.S. education experts.

From 1994 to 1997, Wright worked for two Washington, D.C.-based consulting firms, Andreae, Vick & Associates and Powell Goldstein International Consulting, where he advised corporate clients with interests in Asia on political and economic strategies. Previously, he worked as a translator at Chinese Literature Press of the Foreign Language Bureau in Beijing.

A native of Virginia, Wright received his M.A. in international relations from SAIS in 1995, master's of divinity in cross-cultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Ca., in 1989, and B.A. in world history from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., in 1985. In conjunction with his SAIS degree, he received a certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for a year of study there.

SAIS is one of the country's leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations. Located along Embassy Row in Washington's Dupont Circle area, the school enrolls more than 450 full-time graduate students and mid-career professionals and has trained more than 9,000 alumni in all aspects of international affairs.

For more information, contact Felisa Neuringer Klubes at the SAIS Public Affairs Office at 202.663.5626 or fklubes@jhu.edu.

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Tuesday, November 9, 1999
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