Established in 1991 at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies by the Fei Yi-ming Journalism Foundation in memory of Fei Yi-ming

Image Credit: Zhu Da Ming FEI YI-MING was a widely respected Chinese journalist and activist in the cause of international friendship. During most of his 60-year career in journalism, he was associated with the newspaper Ta Kung Pao, helping to found the publication in Shanghai and later serving as publisher in Hong Kong. He was vice president of the All-China Journalists' Association at the time of his death in 1988. He also had served for many years as a deputy of the standing committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. Mr. Fei was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur in 1982. (Pictured is the bust of Fei Yi-ming at SAIS)


THE FEI YI-MING JOURNALISM FOUNDATION, established by his family and his colleagues both in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China before the two were united, endowed this professorship. The foundation requires that each year the Fei Yi-ming Professor guide students in producing publishable papers on issues in comparative politics and other topics taught at the center. Like all Hopkins faculty at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, the Fei Yi-ming Professor teaches Chinese students.


ALEX ROBERTO HYBEL, the Fei Yi-ming Professor of Comparative Politics (Hopkins-Nanjing Center), completed a PhD in political science at Stanford University. He is the Susan Eckhert Lynch Professor of Government at Connecticut College, where he has also served as director of the college's Study Abroad Programs in Seville, Spain, and Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Hybel specializes in international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and theories of foreign policymaking. He is currently working on two manuscripts, Ideological Encounters and The Truman Way--Foreign Policy-Making by Analogy. Among other works, he has published The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein: Deciding on Conflict (New York, Palgrave, 2006) with co-author Justin Kaufman.