William Norris is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University where he directs the Bush School’s concentration in China Studies. His research interests include East Asian security, business-government relations, Chinese foreign and security policy, grand strategy, and international relations theory—particularly the strategic relationship between economics and national security. He has received numerous awards, including the Asia Foundation’s Domestic Dimension of International Affairs Grant, the Bush School’s Faculty Excellence Award, and the Smith Richardson Foundation’s World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship. He was selected as a “Public Intellectual” of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and serves on the advisory board of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. Dr. Norris was also an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program. He completed his doctoral work with the Security Studies Program in the Department of Political Science at MIT.