Graham Webster is a senior research scholar, lecturer, and senior fellow of The China Center at Yale Law School, where he focuses on US–China relations. His specific areas of research include cybersecurity, US–China–Japan relations, the Internet and politics in China, and maritime disputes. Since 2012, he has been responsible for managing The China Center’s Track 2 and Track 1.5 dialogues on US–China relations between current officials, former officials, scholars, and other experts from both countries. He has previously worked at the Center for American Progress and the EastWest Institute and has consulted on East Asian politics and communications for the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, and other non-profits and businesses. In 2014 he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Diplomacy at China Foreign Affairs University. He has taught East Asian politics at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University. His website is, and he publishes the news and analysis e-mail brief U.S.-China Week.

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