Jordan Wilson

UCSD IR/PS
Class of 2013

Jordan Wilson currently works as a Research Fellow in the Security and Foreign Affairs division at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where he writes on issues relating to China’s military development and science and technology progress and their implications for U.S. policy. Prior to joining the Commission, Wilson worked at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation from 2013-2014 as a research assistant with the Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC) project. There, his responsibilities included research, analysis, and writing work for projects on the development of China’s high performance computing industry, the nature and influence of China’s defense industry, the role of China’s science and engineering leaders in defense science and technology, and the Institute’s 2013 Defense Transparency Index. Wilson completed a Master’s degree in Pacific International Affairs from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego in 2013, focusing on international politics and China in particular and also studying Mandarin Chinese. His experience also includes a 2011 internship at United States Southern Command in Doral, FL, and a six-month teaching position in Taiwan from 2008-2009. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ.