Eric Hyer - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brigham Young University
Eric Hyer received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1990 and is presently an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah (USA) and the Coordinator of Asian Studies. As a Fulbright Scholar at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing in 1995-1996 he taught courses on international relations theory, US foreign policy, and US-China relations. His research focuses on China’s foreign relations, especially China’s arms sales and territorial conflicts. He has conducted field research on China’s boundaries in Russia, Vietnam, Mongolia, and along China’s border with Central Asia. He has traveled extensively within China, including Tibet, and twice traversed the Karakorum Highway between western China and Pakistan.