Type: Seminar

The future of coups d'etat

Alumni-in-Residence student conversation with John Chin (MPP '08)


John Chin (MPP '08), Institute for Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University

Date & time

Sep 22, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT


The Ford School Alumni Relations and Weiser Diplomacy Center invite Ford School graduate and undergraduate students to Alumni-in-Residence conversation series with international policy focus.  

John J. Chin received his MPP from the Ford School in 2008 and is currently an assistant teaching professor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University, where he previously served as research coordinator and post-doctoral fellow. He will discuss the future of coups d'etat and review his career path following his time at the Ford School.

Ford School students are encouraged to sign up for office hours after the talk. 

From the speaker's bio

John J. Chin is an assistant teaching professor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (2006), M.P.P. from the University of Michigan (2008), and Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University (2017). In 2020-2021, he was a non-resident research fellow at the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict. Professor Chin's first book (co-authored with David Carter and Joseph Wright), an Historical Dictionary of Modern Coups D'état, is being published by Rowman & Littlefield in the fall of 2022. His work has also been published in the British Journal of Political ScienceInternational Studies QuarterlyComparative Political StudiesJournal of Chinese Political Science, and Frontiers in Political Science. Professor Chin's scholarship for a broader general audience has been featured in the Brown Journal of World AffairsGeorgetown Journal of International AffairsPolitical Violence at a GlanceThe Monkey Cage, and Washington Post. Before entering academia, he was an international affairs analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.

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