Political science professor Steven Jackson was recently notified that he has been awarded a Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC for the academic year 2023–24.

The nine-month residential fellowship will allow him to complete his current book project, China's Waters: Foreign Relations and Hydropolitics, which examines issues concerning water and the ways they impact China’s neighbors and countries around the world. These include China’s upstream dams on transboundary rivers such as the Mekong, its competition over regional fisheries in the East and South China Seas and its distant-water fishing, China’s shipping and shipbuilding, its construction of foreign ports and their potential for naval use, and finally, its ambitions in the Arctic.

The Fellowship is highly competitive; only one in 15 applicants is selected each year.

Department of Political Science