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IGCC Leadership


  • Tai Ming Cheung

    Tai Ming Cheung

    Tai Ming Cheung is the director of IGCC and the leader of IGCC’s project "The Evolving Relationship Between Technology and National Security in China: Innovation, Defense Transformation, and China’s Place in the Global Technology Order," which examines China's ambitious plan to catch up to and surpass its global rivals by developing its indigenous innovation capabilities. 

Research Directors

  • Eli Berman

    Eli Berman

    Eli Berman is IGCC Research Director for International Security Studies. He leads a broad program of theoretical, empirical, and field research studying terrorism, insurgency, governance, and development to understand how economic and political development might help stabilize a conflict or post-conflict zone.

  • Joshua Graff Zivin

    Joshua Graff Zivin

    Josh Graff Zivin is IGCC Research Director for International Environmental and Health Studies. Current projects focus on quantifying the effects of environmental changes on human capital development. His work brings to light some of the tensions between environmental and economic priorities, with an emphasis on global-level policy considerations.
  • Neil Narang

    Neil Narang

    Neil Narang is IGCC research Director for U.S. and Global Security Initiatives. He manages projects on grand strategy and great power competition, including projects on international reputation/credibility, the future of alliances, emerging technologies and strategic stability, nuclear security and extended deterrence, and the impact of economic interdependence on international security.

IGCC Director Emeritus

  • Susan Shirk

    Susan Shirk

    Susan L. Shirk is the chair of the 21st Century China Center and a research professor at the School Global Policy & Strategy at UC San Diego. A highly regarded expert on China, Shirk leads IGCC's Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue.