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Kelley Currie is a Senior Fellow with the Project 2049 Institute, where she has worked on issues related to democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Asia-Pacific region since joining the Institute in 2009. Ms. Currie is also the founding director of the Institute’s Burma Transition Initiative. Prior to joining Project 2049, Ms. Currie served as an Asia policy advisor to Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky and in the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. She has also served as senior advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross; director of government relations for the International Campaign for Tibet; and deputy director for Asia at the International Republican Institute. From 1995-1999, Ms. Currie was foreign policy advisor to Congressman John Porter (R-IL), and concurrently served as the majority staff director of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. Ms. Currie received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.


Currie, K. Tiananmen and the Chinese dream, CNN GPS, June 4, 2013.

Currie, K. Asia and the Arab Spring, Mediterranean Yearbook 2012, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), 2012.

Currie, K. Platitudes galore on ‘frenemy’ China, CNN GPS, October 23, 2012.

Currie, K. Beijing’s Growing Credibility Gap, CNN GPS, August 1, 2012.

Currie, K. 2012. Burma in the Balance: The Role of Foreign Assistance in Burma's Democratic Transition,the Project 2049 Institute.

Currie, K. Change Burma Can't Quite Believe In, Wall St Journal, August 26, 2011.

Currie, K. Rebuilding a United Front on China Rights, Wall St Journal, May 18, 2011.

Currie, K. Why China is Cracking Down, The Diplomat, April 7, 2011.

Currie, K. Worsening Crackdown in China and the Still Invisible U.S. Response, The Weekly Standard, April 4, 2011.

Currie, K.  Confront The Chinese Crackdown, The Weekly Standard, April 1, 2011.

Currie, K. China's Crackdown on Bloggers and Human Rights Activists and America's Polite Response, The Weekly Standard, March 31, 2011. 

Currie, K.  Indonesia's Seven Year Itch, Wall St Journal, March 30, 2011. 

Currie, K. The Dalai Lama's Slow Motion Retirement, The Weekly Standard, March 10, 2011.

Currie, K. The Subtle Success of China’s ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Displaying China’s Thug State, March 8, 2011

Currie, K. Revolution: Will Asia Be Next?, The Diplomat, March 3 2011.

Currie, K. Jon Huntsman's Presidential Ambitions — and What the Chinese Might Think, The Weekly Standard, February 23, 2011.

Currie, K.  India's Lama Dilemmas, The Weekly Standard, February 11, 2011. 

Currie, K.  What Bearing Witness Means: Liu Xiaobo Edition, The Weekly Standard, February 9, 2011.

Currie, K.  An American Message for the Chinese President, Wall St Journal, January 12, 2011.  

Currie, K. 2010. Mirage or Reality? Asia's Emerging Human Rights and Democracy Architecture, Occasional Paper, the Project 2049 Institute.
Currie, K.  Beijing's Unlikely Ally in Burma?, Wall St Journal, November 24, 2010.

Currie, K.  Keeping Burma Out of the Nuclear Silo, Wall St Journal, June 10, 2010.

Currie, K. Prick the China Policy Bubble, Wall St Journal, May 24, 2010

Currie, K. Time for New Dialogue for China Human Rights, The Daily Caller, May 13 2010.

Currie, K. Administration Must Sharpen Message on Burma, The Daily Caller, May 3 2010.

Currie, K. Burma's North Korea Gambit, Wall St Journal, March 16 2010.

Currie, K. Obama-Dalai Lama Meeting Mishandled, The Daily Caller, February 22 2010.

Currie, K. The Tibetan Agenda, Weekly Standard Blog, February 17 2010.

Currie, K. Fixing Obama's Tibet Bungle, Wall St Journal, February 16 2010.

Currie, K. India Can Move the Needle on Burma, Wall St Journal, January 18 2010.

Currie, K. Japan's Risky Rapprochement with China, Wall St Journal, December 22 2009.

Currie, K. The Copenhagen Kowtow, The Weekly Standard Online, December 18 2009.

Currie, K. The Doctrine of 'Strategic Reassurance', Wall St Journal, October 22 2009.

Currie, K. Negotiating Wild Cards, Wall St Journal, September 30 2009.

Currie, K. Media Savvy in Xinjiang, Wall St Journal, July 9 2009.

Currie, K. What America's Done Right in Burma, Far Eastern Economic Review, May 14 2009.

Currie, K. Tibet Lessons, Wall St Journal Asia, March 9 2009.


Interviews and multimedia:


Interview on the Fred Thompson show on Tibet and the Dalai Lama's meeting with President Obama, February 17 2010.


Presentation on the future of ethnic politics in China at the Project 2049 Institute and Council on Foreign Relations' China 2025 conference, October 19 2009.


Interview with BBC World News Today on U.S. policy towards Tibet, March 10 2009.



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