• Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • B.A. in East Asian Studies, The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • Development Policy
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy

Joshua Eisenman (马佳士) is an assistant professor at the LBJ School and a senior fellow for China studies at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, D.C. Between 2003 and 2005 he served as a policy analyst on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He has also worked as a fellow at the New America Foundation and as assistant director of China studies at the Center for the National Interest (formally The Nixon Center). Dr. Eisenman's second book, “China and Africa: A Century of Engagement” (University of Pennsylvania Press) co-authored with David H. Shinn, was named one of the top three books about Africa in 2012 by Foreign Affairs magazine. In 2007, he co-edited “China and the Developing World: Beijing's Strategy for the 21st Century” (M.E. Sharpe). His work on Chinese politics and international relations has appeared in publications including the Asian Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. Dr. Eisenman holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. in East Asian studies from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.


PRI Awards 2015-16

The resources available through the Urban Program and International Program of the Policy Research Institute (PRI) are an important asset to the LBJ School. The Urban Program provides funding for research projects on public policy issues of metropolitan areas, regionalism and inter-governmental relations in the U.S. and abroad.

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Closed Door Policy: How China's Reforms Are Pushing Away Foreign Business

"We shall proceed with reform and opening up without hesitation," said Chinese President Xi Jinping to his country's top leaders at a symposium last month that marked the 110th birth anniversary of his predecessor Deng Xiaoping. At first glance, his pledge appeared sincere. In the two years since taking office, Xi has consistently advocated a reform agenda intended to continue the economic revitalization and restructuring that Deng started in 1978. 

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China’s Linked Struggles for Power
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