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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 10, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 25
SAIS Names D.C. Director of Hopkins-Nanjing

G. Eugene "Gene" Martin has been named director of the Washington Office of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, effective March 11.

Martin joins SAIS from the United States Institute of Peace, where he served as executive director of the institute's Philippine Facilitation Project in the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

Martin is a retired officer of the U.S. Foreign Service, where he focused his career on China. He served most recently as the deputy chief of mission in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Earlier, he was consul general in Guangzhou. He worked in Taipei and twice in Hong Kong, after Mandarin language training in Taichung and Cantonese studies in Hong Kong. His other government postings included two assignments in the Philippines, as deputy chief of mission and as a political military officer, and in Rangoon.

During assignments in Washington, D.C., he served as special assistant to the deputy secretary of state, special assistant to the assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, deputy director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, a congressional fellow and the Burma desk officer.

Raised in India, Martin received his bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. He completed graduate work in international relations, with a focus on China and East Asia, at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

"It is testimony to the high standing and distinguished history of our program in Nanjing that we are able to recruit Gene Martin, with his distinguished record as a diplomat and a student of China," Dean Jessica P. Einhorn wrote in an e-mail to the SAIS community. "Johns Hopkins University can look forward to an era of new achievements with the team of Jan Kiely in Nanjing and Gene in Washington."


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