Jeffrey Ding

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Jeffrey Ding

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Full-time Faculty


Jeffrey Ding is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, sponsored by Stanford's Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. His research has been published or is forthcoming at European Journal of International Security, Foreign AffairsReview of International Political Economy, and Security Studies, and his work has been cited in The Washington PostThe Financial Times, and other outlets. He also writes a weekly "ChinAI" newsletter, which features translations of Chinese conversations about AI development, to 12,000+ subscribers including the field's leading policymakers, scholars, and journalists. Dr. Ding holds a Ph.D in international relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar.


POL3500: Emerging Technology, AI, and International Politics

POL3192w: Politics of China's Innovation System


Jeffrey Ding, 2023. "The Diffusion Deficit in Scientific and Technological Power: Re-assessing China's Rise." Review of International Political Economy.


Jeffrey Ding and Allan Dafoe, 2023. "Engines of Power: Electricity, AI, and General Purpose Military Transformations." European Journal of International Security.


Jeffrey Ding and Allan Dafoe, 2021. "The Logic of Strategic Assets: From Oil to Artificial Intelligence." Security Studies.