Bonny Lin

Associate Political Scientist
Washington Office


Ph.D. in political science, Yale University; M.A. in Asian studies, University of Michigan; B.A. in government, Harvard College


Bonny Lin is an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Prior to this, she worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the World Bank. Lin holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, an M.A. in Asian studies (China) from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in government from Harvard College.


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