Shaun Breslin is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in the UK and Co-Editor of The Pacific Review. He currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to study the nature of China as a Great Power. He has also been a Distinguished Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Fudan University Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and held visiting positions at the China Foreign Affairs University, Renmin University, Peking University, City University of Hong Kong, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research focuses on China's domestic political economy, the politics of China's international economic interactions, and China's changing role and status in the global order. He also has a secondary interest in comparative studies of regional integrational processes. He is author of four books, including China and the Global Political Economy (2007), has edited/co-edited sixteen books, readers, and special issues of journals.
Joshua Eisenman is Assistant Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and Senior Fellow for China Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. His research focuses on the political economy of China's development and its foreign relations with the United States and the developing world-particularly Africa. With Eric Heginbotham, he co-edited China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World (2018), and he co-authored China and Africa: A Century of Engagement (2012) with David H. Shinn. His most recent book is Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the Commune (2018). Dr. Eisenman's work has been published in many academic journals including World Development, Development and Change, Journal of Contemporary China, and Cold War History. He is currently working on a book examining the China-Africa political and security relationship.
Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is a Senior Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He is the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1993-1994), Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1989-1992), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1986-1989), and chargé d'affaires at Bangkok (1984-1986) and Beijing (1981-1984). He served as vice chair of the Atlantic Council (1996-2008); co-chair of the United States China Policy Foundation (1996-2009); and president of the Middle East Policy Council (1997-2009). He was the principal American interpreter during President Nixon's path-breaking 1972 visit to Beijing. His publications include the Encyclopedia Britannica article on diplomacy, and America's Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East (2016); Interesting Times: China, America, and the Shifting Balance of Prestige (2013); The Diplomat's Dictionary (2010); and Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy (2010, second ed.). A compendium of his speeches is available at chasfreeman.net.
François Godement is Senior Advisor to Institut Montaigne in Paris, a Non-Resident Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an external consultant for the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2008 to 2018 he was the director of European Council on Foreign Relations Asia & China Program and a Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR. He has been a professor at France's National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (1992-2006) and Sciences Po Paris (2006-2014). His most recent books are La Chine à nos portes: une stratégie pour l'Europe (2018) and Contemporary China: Between Mao and Market (2015). His publications at ECFR include China's Promotion of New Global Values (2019), China at the Gates: A New Power Audit of EU-China Relations (2017), and Expanded Ambitions, Shrinking Achievements: How China Sees the Global Order (2017). He is currently working on a project comparing digital privacy issues in Europe, China and India. He is also a frequent contributor to media and academic debates on Asia and China.
Peter Hays Gries is the Lee Kai Hung Chair and founding Director of the Manchester China Institute, and Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Manchester. He previously was the Harold J. and Ruth Newman Chair and founding Director of the Institute for US-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma, and Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He studies the political psychology of international affairs, with a focus on China and the United States. Gries is author of The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign Affairs (2014) and China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (2005). He is also co-editor of State and Society in 21st Century China (2004) and Chinese Politics (2010), as well as dozens of academic journal articles.
Eric Heginbotham is a principal research scientist at MIT's Center for International Studies and a specialist on Asian security issues. Before joining MIT, he was a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He co-edited China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World (2018) with Joshua Eisenman, and he co-authored Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior: Growing Power and Alarm (2012) with George Gilboy. He was lead author of China's Evolving Nuclear Deterrent (2017) and The U.S.-China Military Scorecard (2015). Heginbotham has published in Foreign Affairs, International Security, The Washington Quarterly and elsewhere, and he is currently working on a book on the prospects for a stable balance of power in East Asia.
Srikanth Kondapalli is Professor in Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where he is also Chair of the Center for East Asian Studies in the School of International Studies. He taught at National Chengchi University, Taipei in 2004; and has been a Visiting Fellow at China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, Beijing in May 2007; an Honorary Professor at Shandong University, Jinan (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016); a Visiting Professor at Jilin University, Changchun (2014), and at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming (2016); and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at People's University since 2014. He has published two books: China's Military: The PLA in Transition (1999) and China's Naval Power (2001), as well as five co-edited volumes: Asian Security & China (2004); China and its Neighbors (2010); China's Military and India (2012), China and the BRICS: Setting up a Different Kitchen (2016), and One Belt One Road- China's Global Outreach (2017).
Katherine Morton is the Chair and Professor of China's International Relations at the University of Sheffield, UK. Prior to her appointment she was the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University and a Senior Fellow in the Department of International Relations. Her research addresses the domestic and international motivations behind China's changing role in the world and the implications for foreign policy and the study of International Relations. She has published widely on global governance, transnational security, the environment and climate change, food security, maritime security, and the South China Sea. She has published in numerous scholarly and public policy journals, including Survival, International Affairs, Chinese Political Science Review, East Asia Forum, Asia-Pacific Review, and the Brown Journal of World Affairs. Her forthcoming book examines the likely impacts of China's rising international status upon the evolving system of global governance. She previously published International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon (2005) and China and the Global Environment: Learning from the Past, Anticipating the Future (2009).
Barry Naughton is So Kwanlok Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego. His work on the Chinese economy focuses on market transition, industry and technology, foreign trade, and political economy. His first book, Growing Out of the Plan, won the Ohira Prize in 1996, and a new edition of his popular survey and textbook The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth appeared in 2018. He has written numerous book chapters and has published in numerous scholarly journals, including The China Quarterly and China Leadership Monitor. He is currently working on a new book on China's industrial policy.
Phillip C. Saunders is Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs and a Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies. He previously worked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where he served as Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program from 1999-2003 and worked on Asia policy issues as an officer in the United States Air Force. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, security policy, and military issues. Dr. Saunders is co-author with David Gompert of The Paradox of Power: Sino-American Strategic Restraint in an Era of Vulnerability (2011), and co-editor of Chairman Xi Remakes the PLA (2019) and PLA Influence on China's National Security Policymaking (2015). He has also edited books on Chinese contingency planning, China-Taiwan relations, the Chinese Navy, and the Chinese Air Force and published numerous articles and book chapters on China and Asian security issues.
Robert Sutter is Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where he also is Director of the School's undergraduate program. Prior to his GWU appointment, he taught for a decade as Visiting Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University. Other previous teaching appointments include the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins SAIS. In his 33-year US government carrier, he served as Director of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service, the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the Pacific at the National Intelligence Council, and the China Division Director at the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence & Research. Sutter's most recent books include Axis of Authoritarians: Implications of China-Russia Cooperation (2018), and new editions of The United States and Asia: Regional Dynamics and 21st Century Relations (2015); Chinese Foreign Relations: Power & Policy Since the Cold War (2016); U.S.-China Relations: Perilous Past, Uncertain Present (2017); and Foreign Relations of the PRC: The Legacies and Constraints of China's International Politics Since 1949 (2018).
Alexei D. Voskressenski is Professor of Political Science at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), where he also directs the Center for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects. He joined MGIMO after many years of work at the Russian Academy of Sciences as Head of the Department of Asian and African Studies (1999-2007), was Dean of the School of Political Affairs (2008-2017), and has served as Professor of Asian Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics at the School of International Relations (MGIMO) since 1999. He co-directs the joint program "German Studies Russia" of MGIMO University / Freie Universität Berlin and is a founding editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Comparative Politics Russia (www.comparativepolitics.org). He is also author, co-author, or editor of fifty books--the most recent are Non-Western Theories of International Relations (2017); Is Non-Western Democracy Possible? (2017), and The Regional World Order (2019).
Odd Arne Westad is Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University. He has previously been School Professor of International History at the London School of Economics & Political Science, and S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations at Harvard University. Among his books are The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a history of the Chinese civil war. He has also co-edited the three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War. His most recent books are Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750, which won the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz book award, and The Cold War: A World History. His new book, Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations, will be published in 2020.
Michael Yahuda is Professor Emeritus in International Relations, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. For the past six decades his research and publishing has centered on China's foreign policy and on the international politics of East Asia. He has written eight books, edited and co-edited three more. These include The Post-Cold War in Asia and the Challenge to ASEAN (2006), Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain (2013), Hong Kong: China's Challenge (2018). His latest is the fourth edition of the International Politics of the Asia-Pacific (2019). He has also published numerous book chapters and articles in leading academic journals.
Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He has also been a Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California-San Diego. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than a dozen of books and several dozens of articles on Chinese nationalism, Chinese politics/political economy, Chinese foreign policy, US-China relations, Cross-Taiwan Strait relations, and East Asian regional issues. These edited volumes include: The Making of China's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century (2018), Chinese Foreign Policy: Pragmatism and Strategic Behavior (2016), and China and Democracy (2014).