Rana Siu Inboden is an Associate with the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas-Austin. She serves as a consultant on human rights, democracy and rule of law projects in Asia for a number of non-governmental organizations. Her current research interests focus on international human rights, Chinese foreign policy, and evaluating the effectiveness of international human rights and democracy projects.
Previously, she served in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor where her primary responsibilities included managing the State Department’sHuman Rights and Democracy Fund China program and promoting U.S. human rights and democracy policy in China and North Korea. She also served as senior editor for the Supporting Human Rights and Democracy Report. Rana joined the State Department in 2000, serving at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, and in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research where she covered U.S.-China relations.
Rana has published articles in numerous outlets including the Far Eastern Economic Review and Standpoint. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. She obtained an M.A. at Stanford University in East Asian Studies and a B.S. at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She was awarded a U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award for her work in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.