M. Taylor Fravel

Principal Investigator, Maritime Awareness Project (MAP)
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

M. Taylor Fravel is the Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at MIT. Taylor is a graduate of Middlebury College and Stanford University, where he received his PhD. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, a Fellow with the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also has graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, and China Quarterly, and is a member of the board of directors for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.