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Clay Dube

Executive Director

USC U.S. - China Institute

Clayton Dube has headed the U. of Southern California (USC) U.S.-China Institute (USCI) since it was established in 2006 to focus on the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship. Prior to joining USC, Clay managed the Asia Institute at UCLA where he edited the academic journal Modern China (1998-2002) and headed up the web publications AsiaMedia and Asia Pacific Arts. At USC, Clay established US-China Today and relaunched Asia Pacific Arts. Dube has produced two documentary films and consulted on several others. He currently heads a USCI team producing the six-part assignment: China documentary series on American media coverage of China since the 1940s. He writes USCI’s popular Talking Points newsletter and is frequently called upon by American and Chinese broadcast and print media to comment on current affairs.


Clay received the 2012 Perryman Fund Social Studies Educator of the Year award. He serves as a director of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, is a Center on Public Diplomacy fellow, and is on the executive committees of the Center for International Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research. In addition, he serves on the Education about Asia editorial board and the LinkAsia (LinkTV) advisory board.

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