DR KERRY BROWN
Dr. Kerry Brown is Executive Director of the China Studies Centre and Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney. He leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN), funded by the European Commission. Prior to this he was Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. Educated at Cambridge, London and Leeds Universities, he worked in Japan, Australia, and the Inner Mongolian region of China, before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He worked in the China Section and then served as First Secretary, Beijing, from 2000 to 2003. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, at SOAS, and an Associate of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University , the LSE IDEAS Institute, affiliated scholar at the Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies Unit at Cambridge University.
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine for nearly 30 years and recently lived in Shanghai and Beijing. He is the chair in US media at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Previously, he worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter. James has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award five times and has won once; he has also won the American Book Award for nonfiction and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series Doing Business in China. He was the founding chairman of the New America Foundation. His latest book, China Airborne, was published in May 2012.
Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing. Prior to joining Carnegie, he served from June 2007 to June 2009 as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. Haenle also played a key role as the White House representative to the U.S. negotiating team at the Six-Party Talks nuclear negotiations and served as the executive assistant to the U.S. national security adviser. Paul trained as a China foreign area officer in the U.S. Army, and has been assigned twice to the U.S. embassy in Beijing.
Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the former Director of Asia-Pacific Programs at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). From 2008-2013, Kleine-Ahlbrandt
Daniel H. Rosen, visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is a principal at the Rhodium Group, a New York-based research firm. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (2001–present). Rosen was a member of the National Economic Council staff (2000–01), where he served as senior adviser for international economic policy. His work has focused on the economic development of East Asia, particularly greater China, and US economic relations with the region. Other areas of research include energy, agriculture and commodities, trade and environment linkages, and economic transitions and competitiveness.
Dr. ZHU FENG
Dr. Zhu Feng is Executive Director of China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea at Nanjing University. He is also professor of international relations there. Dr. Zhu Feng used to be a professor at School of International Studies of Peking University (PKU) and Vice President of Institute of International & Strategic Studies of PKU. His recent books are Ballistic Missile Defense and International Security (Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press, 2001), International Relations Theory and East Asian Security (Beijing: People’s University Press, 2007), and China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and Furure of International politics (co-edited with Prof. Robert S. Ross, Cornell University Press, 2008).