Department: Part-Time Faculty
Yan Bennett is the Assistant Director for the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University. Before coming to Princeton, Bennett was a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. Bennett teaches diplomacy and international affairs as a lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs. For 2022-23, she was Visiting Presidential Professor at Illinois State University (non-resident), where she teaches the practice and history of American diplomacy. She also has a number of publications on the rule of law under the Xi administration, China's emerging political philosophy, and Chinese foreign policy, such as the Belt and Road Initiative. She has a book contract with Cambridge Scholars on the history of US-China relations.