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James Nolt

Senior Fellow

Expertise: U.S.-East Asia relations; International political economy

James H. Nolt in 2007 became the Campus Dean of the New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing Campus (Nanjing, China), where he currently resides. He specializes in international business and political economy, security issues, and US–East Asia relations. Dr. Nolt is coauthoring a book under contract with Routledge Press entitled International Political Economy: The Business of War and Peace. He has written articles recently on Chinese military power, China's entry into the World Trade Organization, and economic liberalization in Asia. He is a regular reviewer for Publishers Weekly magazine. He has appeared on CBS News, CNN World News Asia, WebFN, the syndicated PBS program Asian America, and at conferences in East Asia. He has been interviewed on numerous radio programs, including Newsweek on Air, and across Canada on the CBC radio network.

Experience: Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University, Asian Studies Department (1999-2000); Windham International, consultant (current); Associate Editor, The American Asian Review (1998-99); Eiger Consulting (1999); Penobscot Corporation, consultant (1998); Assistant Professor of Political Science, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research (1995-98); Prudential Resources Management, consultant (1996-97); Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University (1992-94); Fellow of International Institutions, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1991-92)

Honors & Affiliations: 
Recipient of research grants from the Rockefeller Archives Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Eisenhower World Affairs Institute; Phi BetaKappa

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago
M.A. in Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate study in Political Science, Stanford University
B.A. with honors in Economics and Political Science, Ohio State University

German, Indonesian (proficient); French, Spanish (reading, writing); Chinese (elementary)   



International Political Economy: The Business of War and Peace

Routledge, forthcoming 2009.

"Conclusion: The Future of Contested Social Orders," in Contested Social Orders and International Politics
edited by David Skidmore
Vanderbilt Univ. Press, 1997

Counterproductive Olympic Protests” for Foreign Policy in Focus, May 13, 2008.

"Strategic Partnership or Strategic Competition?" Foreign Policy in Focus, December 1, 2006.

"The Pentagon Plays Its China Card," World Policy Journal, Vo. 22, No. 3, 2005.

"Liberalizing Asia," World Policy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1999.

"US-China Security Relations," In Focus: Foreign Policy Briefs, 1998.
"Social Order and War: Thucydides, Aristotle, and a Critique of Modern     Realism," published in Japanese in the Proceedings of the International     Studies Association Convention,1997.
"Business Conflict and the Demise of Imperialism," and "The Future of Contested Social Orders," in David Skidmore, ed., Contested Social       Orders and International Politics (Vanderbilt University Press, 1997
"Imperialism" and "Sanctions" in Survey of Social Science: Government and Politics (Salem Press, 1995)
Nolt has presented more than a dozen papers at conferences in the United States, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Mexico. 
James Nolt moderated the discussion, "Will China Democratize?" at The New School University, April 13, 2006. Video.
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