Dr. Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this he worked at Chatham House from 2006 to 2012, as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme. From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and then as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section. He lived in the Inner Mongolia region of China from 1994 to 1996. He has a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mandarin Chinese (Distinction) from Thames Valley University, London, and a Ph D in Chinese politics and language from Leeds 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

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 KAStephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the former Director of Asia-Pacific Programs at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). From 2008-2013, Kleine-Ahlbrandt established and managed the Beijing office of the International Crisis Group. Kleine-Ahlbrandt worked as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that she worked for the United Nations for a decade where she focused on the African continent and served as Officer-in-Charge of the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Kleine-Ahlbrandt was seconded by the U.S. Department of State to the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, investigated genocide and other human rights violations for the United Nations in Rwanda (1994-1995), and worked with the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe.




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.



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).

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