Dr. James Mulvenon

Dr. James Mulvenon

Director of SOSi’s Center
for Intelligence Research and Analysis

Dr. James Mulvenon is the Director of SOSi’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA). CIRA is an in-house think tank that conducts in-depth open-source research and analysis on complex international issues to provide insights that inform national security strategy.

In addition to overseeing CIRA, Dr. Mulvenon is the Director of Intelligence Integration for SOSi’s Intelligence Solutions business. He has recruited and trained many Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Farsi linguist-analysts as well as cleared software developers performing collection, analysis, and operations support for U.S. Government and corporate customers. A Chinese linguist by training, he is a leading international expert on Chinese cyber, technology transfer, espionage, and military issues.

Dr. Mulvenon contributed multiple chapters to China’s Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage, which was published in September 2020. He is regularly invited to address senior government and commercial audiences on Chinese technology espionage and cyber topics. His comments have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other international media outlets.

Dr. Mulvenon received his B.A. in China Studies from the University of Michigan, studied Communist Party History at Fudan University in Shanghai, and received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.