- M.S. in East Asian Studies, Stanford University
- B.S., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Rana Siu Inboden is an associate with the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a visiting scholar at The University of Texas at Austin. She serves as a consultant on human rights, democracy and rule of law projects in Asia for a number of non-governmental organizations. Her current research interests focus on international human rights, Chinese foreign policy, and evaluating the effectiveness of international human rights and democracy projects.
Previously, she served in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Rana joined the State Department in 2000, serving at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, and in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research where she covered U.S.-China relations.
She obtained an M.A. at Stanford University in East Asian Studies and a B.S. at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She was awarded a U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award for her work in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.