Carol Lee Hamrin
Dr. Carol Lee Hamrin is an expert on contemporary Chinese social and cultural change, as well as US-China relations. She received her Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Comparative World History (China-East Asia focus); an M.A. from Yale University; and a B.A. from St. Olaf College. Dr. Hamrin is a Chinese affairs consultant and Research Professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and has taught at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She serves as a Senior Associate with the Global China Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, and advises other academic and nonprofit organizations supporting social progress in China.
Dr. Hamrin became the senior China research specialist at the Department of State through 25 years of public service, where she earned the esteemed Secretary of State's Career Achievement Award. In 2003, she received the Center for Public Justice Leadership Award for outstanding public service.
Dr. Hamrin serves as GCC series editor for Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China. She has published many book chapters and journal articles, and several books, including God and Caesar in China: Policy Implications of Church-State Tensions, Decision Making in Deng's China and China and the Challenge of the Future.