Margot Landman joined the National Committee in June 2002 as director of the U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program. As senior director for education programs, she also oversees other educational exchanges at the Committee. For more than six years prior to her move to the Committee, she directed the Teachers Exchange Program from the American Council of Learned Societies. She was previously assistant director of the East Asian Institute at Columbia University (1992-95), associate director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard University (1991-92), and program coordinator for the Committee on Legal Education Exchange with China, based at Columbia Law School (1987-1991).
Ms. Landman was among the first Americans invited to teach in China after diplomatic recognition (1979-81), and she stayed on in China for a third year to continue her Chinese language study and to work at the newly established CBS News bureau in Beijing. Upon her return to the United States, she began working in educational and arts exchange between the U.S. and China (1983-86). She received her B.A. in Chinese language and history from Brown University and her master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.