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Terry Weidner, International Relations & Comparative Politics

Location: Liberal Arts 414
Hours: 11-2 on Mondays, or by appointment 

Phone: (406) 243-2461, mailbox 9


Dr. Weidner is now a professor of Chinese Politics. He has returned to his roots as a professor following seven years work in government (political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as a Chinese political and economic analyst for the Foreign Broadcast Information Service in Washington, DC) and stints as the Associate Director of International Programs at the University of Kansas (1993-98), Director of the Asian Affairs Center at the University of Missouri (1998-2003) and Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM (2003-2012) . His academic interests include Chinese political economy, Chinese foreign policy and U.S.-China relations.


Ph.D. in Chinese History from the University of California, Davis
M.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A. from St. Lawrence University

Specialized Skills




  • East Asian Strategic Environment (PSCI 330; PSCI 430)
  • Revolution and Reform in China (PSCI 422)