Funded beginning in 2000 at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies by The Freeman Foundation

THE FREEMAN FOUNDATION, established by HOUGHTON and DOREEN FREEMAN and their family, seeks to preserve United States natural resources and to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and the countries of the Far East. Through its support of education and educational institutions, the foundation hopes to develop a greater appreciation of Asian culture in this country and a better understanding by the peoples of East Asia of the American people and of American institutions and purposes. The Freeman Foundation Professor and Senior Professor, like all Hopkins faculty at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, teach Chinese students enrolled in the one-year program. The Freeman Foundation Professorship supports one-year appointments of faculty members in differing academic disciplines. The Freeman Foundation Senior Professorship consists of two one-semester appointments; an economist holds the chair one semester, and a faculty member teaching some aspect of public policy holds the chair the other semester.

The foundation also supports fellowships for Southeast Asia Studies at the Nitze School, and made a gift in memory of A. Doak Barnett, who had served as the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of Chinese Studies, to enable graduates of the Hopkins-Nanjing program to enroll at the SAIS campus in Washington, D.C.


DAVID H. KAYE is the Freeman Foundation Senior Professor in Law (Hopkins-Nanjing Center), an appointment that began in spring 2008. He came from Arizona State University, where he is the Regents' Professor of Law. He earned his JD from Yale University Law School and has previously taught in China at Sichuan and Wuhan universities. He teaches a variety of courses that focus on criminal law, legal statistics, and employment discrimination.


THOMAS W. WARKE will occupy the Freeman Foundation Senior Professorship in Economics (Hopkins-Nanjing Center) beginning in fall 2007. He earned an MA and PhD in economics from Princeton University and comes to the center from Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, where he served as fellow and director of Studies in Economics. Dr. Warke has also taught at universities in Egypt and Zambia. His academic specialty focuses on public goods and optimal tax. His recent scholarly work includes Optimal Tax Theory and Policy, which appears in Cambridge Essays in Applied Economics (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Multi-Dimensional Utility and the Index Number Problem, which appears in Utilitas 12 (July 2000). He has received various awards and honors including being a Fulbright Scholar, the Danforth Scholar and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.