Bonny Lin

Associate Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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 RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. 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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