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Joshua Shifrinson

Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

Wilson Center Projects

“The US-China Competition in Historical and Theoretical Perspective.”

Full Biography

Joshua Shifrinson is an Assistant Professor of International Relations with the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, an affiliate of the MIT Security Studies Program, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  A graduate of Brandeis University (BA) and MIT (PhD), his work focuses on great power politics, U.S. foreign policy, diplomatic history, and international security.  Shifrinson's research has been published in International Security, the Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of East Asian Studies, The Washington Quarterly, and other venues.  His first book - Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts - was published in 2018 by Cornell University Press; building on debates surrounding China's rise, his new project investigates when and why great powers try to forestall the emergence of new challengers.