The Truman Center welcomes Sara Newland and Kyle Jaros as Visiting Senior Fellows, leading the organization’s new project examining local views across the United States on the bilateral relationship between the United States and China.
Building on the Truman Center’s expanding City & State Diplomacy portfolio, this new project will develop a detailed understanding of how leaders at the city level, across a diverse cross-section of American cities, manage their economic, political, educational, and cultural ties with China and mitigate potential risks.
“The U.S.-China relationship has a substantial impact in every American city and on global trends,” said Jon Temin, the Truman Center’s Vice President of Policy and Programs. “By exploring the subnational dimensions of this relationship, this project will elevate crucial local voices attuned to America’s national security and economic competitiveness. We’re thrilled to welcome Sara and Kyle, two leading scholars recognized for their cutting-edge research on subnational relations between the U.S. and China.”
Over one year, the Truman Center will focus on four American cities, meeting with leaders who feel the impact of evolving U.S.-China relations at the local level and connecting them with Washington policymakers. Together, Jaros and Newland bring to Truman deep expertise in global affairs, political economy, and U.S.-China subnational relations.
Kyle Jaros is Associate Professor of Global Affairs in the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. Jaros’s research explores the politics of urban and regional development, intergovernmental relations, and subnational foreign engagement with a focus on China. Jaros holds a PhD in political science from the Department of Government at Harvard University. He is also a fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations and is a former Wilson China Fellow.
Sara Newland is an Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She conducts research on local governance in China and Taiwan and on subnational diplomacy between the US, China, and Taiwan. She is also a fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations and a member of the US-Taiwan Next Generation Working Group.