Yan Chang Bennett Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Yan Chang Bennett

Assistant Director and Lecturer
Princeton University, Paul and Marcia Wythes enter on Contemporary China

Yan Bennett is presently assistant director for the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China and the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (2009-2015). She previously worked for the U.S. Department of State in China and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bennett teaches diplomacy, American constitutional law, and international law. She has degrees in political science and law and practices international law privately.

Subjects: Asian Studies, Law

Biography

Yan Bennett is the assistant director for the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China. She most recently worked at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (link is external) at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she served as the assistant director from 2009-2015.  

Bennett teaches at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University where she instructs students on constitutional law, international law, diplomacy studies, international organizations, and global security. For academic year 2022-2023, Bennett is the Presidential Visiting Professor at Illinois State University where she will teach 21st Century American Diplomacy and the Diplomatic History of the United States.

Before coming to Princeton, Bennett was a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State and served overseas in China and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In China, she served as vice consul and had the opportunity to report on U.S. corporate labor practices, intellectual property issues, and the results of a municipal election in Guangdong Province. In Bosnia, Bennett served as special assistant to the ambassador and supported senior staff in achieving foreign policy objectives. She has received awards for superior performance from the State Department, including a personal commendation from Secretary Powell.

Bennett has a B.A. in Political Science and received an M.A. in International Affairs from the Elliot School at George Washington University. She holds a JD and practices in the areas of business and international law.

Education

    Furman University, BA in Political Science
    George Washington University, MA in International Affairs
    Syracuse University, Juris Doctorate
    PhD Candidate in history, The School of Arts and Sciences

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    International law, Chinese law, American constitutional law (foreign affairs), American foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, Chinese politics, diplomacy studies

Personal Interests

    Reading and analysing 18th and 19th century manuals on the practice of diplomacy; the practice of amigurumi, biking and running.

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Books

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My newest chapter in COVID-19 and Foreign Aid is available for preorder!

By: Yan Chang Bennett

This book provides a timely, critical, and thought-provoking analysis of the implications of the disruption of COVID-19 to the foreign aid and development system, and the extent to which the system is retaining a level of relevance, legitimacy or coherence.

Drawing on the expertise of key scholars from around the world in the fields of international development, political science, socioeconomics, history, and international relations, the book explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on development aid within an environment of shifting national and regional priorities and interactions. The response is specifically focused on the interrelated themes of political analysis and soft power, the legitimation crisis, poverty, inequality, foreign aid, and the disruption and re-making of the world order. The book argues that complex and multidirectional linkages between politics, economics, society, and the environment are driving changes in the extant development aid system. COVID-19 and Foreign Aid provides a range of critical reflections to shifts in the world order, the rise of nationalism, the strange non-death of neoliberalism, shifts in globalisation, and the evolving impact of COVID as a cross-cutting crisis in the development aid system.

This book will be of interest to researchers and students in the field of health and development studies, decision-makers at government level as well as to those working in or consulting to international aid institutions, regional and bilateral aid agencies, and non-governmental organisations.

My newest chapter in COVID-19 and Foreign Aid is available for preorder!

By: Yan Chang Bennett
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

This book provides a timely, critical, and thought-provoking analysis of the implications of the disruption of COVID-19 to the foreign aid and development system, and the extent to which the system is retaining a level of relevance, legitimacy or coherence. COVID-19 and Foreign Aid provides a range of critical reflections to shifts in the world order, the rise of nationalism, the strange non-death of neoliberalism, shifts in globalisation, and the evolving impact of COVID as a cross-cutting crisis in the development aid system.

In "China‚Äôs inward and outward facing identities: post-COVID challenges for China and the international rules-based order," Bennett interprets the various ways in which China asserts soft power in its quest for the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation and how China is perceived domestically and internationally in these assertions.

 

This book will be of interest to researchers and students in the field of health and development studies, decision-makers at government level as well as to those working in or consulting to international aid institutions, regional and bilateral aid agencies, and non-governmental organisations.