Politics and International Relations

Danielle Cohen


Lecturer in History and Politics



Comparative politics, international relations, East Asian political history, political demography


PhD, Government, Cornell University
MA, Government, Cornell University
AB, summa cum laude, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Certificate in East Asian Studies

Courses Taught

POLS 110 Introduction to Global Politics 
POLS 215 Politics of China
POLS 240 Transnational Social Movements
POLS 340 Gender and Sexuality in International Relations
HIST 260 Modern China
HIST 340 Topics: China’s Birth Policy

Selected Publications

Danielle F. S. Cohen, “The Case of China,” Asan Forum 5, no. 4 (July-August 2017).

Danielle Cohen, “The Impact of Chinese National Identity on Sino-ASEAN Relations,” in The Sino-ROK-U.S. Triangle: Awaiting the Impact of Leadership Changes, ed. Gilbert Rozman, vol. 28, Joint U.S. - Korea Academic Studies (Washington, DC: Korea Economic Institute of America, 2017), 113-28.

Danielle F. S. Cohen, “Chinese Interpretations of Japan and Its Role in the Indo-Pacific Region in 2016,” The Asan Forum 4, no. 3 (May-June 2016).

Danielle F.S. Cohen, “Country Report: China,” The Asan Forum 4, no. 2 (March/April 2016)—present (bimonthly)

Danielle Cohen and Jonathan Kirshner, “Myth-Telling: The Cult of Energy Insecurity and China-US Relations,” Global Asia 6, no. 2 (June 2011).

Michael D. Swaine, Zhang Tuosheng, eds., with Danielle F. S. Cohen, Managing Sino-American Crises: Case Studies and Analysis (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006).

Danielle F. S. Cohen, Retracing the Triangle: China’s Strategic Perceptions of Japan in the Post-Cold War Era, Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies 181, no. 2 (2005).

Selected Presentations

“Women’s Empowerment Meets Women’s Liberation: The Disconnect Between Global and Chinese Approaches to Gender and Population,” paper presented at the International Studies Association conference in Atlanta, GA, March 2016.

“Selective Adoption Under Social Pressure: Population Control, the Cairo Consensus, and the Reform of the One Child Policy,” paper presented at the International Studies Association conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2015.

“China’s International Integration and the Effects on the One Child Policy,” presentation to the Buffett Center Faculty and Fellows Series, Northwestern University, January 2015.

“Minority Births Under China’s One Child Policy,” paper presented at the International Studies Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, March 2014.

Awards and Honors

Janice N. and Milton J. Esman Graduate Prize, Department of Government, Cornell University, 2016

Fulbright-Hays, U.S. Department of Education, awarded 2010–2011

Critical Language Scholarship, Mandarin Chinese, U.S. Department of State (Nanjing, China), June–August 2010

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Chinese, Cornell/U.S. Department of Education, 2007–2008