Shen Dingli is a Professor of International Relations at Fudan University. He is Executive Dean of Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies, and Director of the Center for American Studies. Dr. Shen is also the Vice President of the Chinese Association of South Asian Studies, Vice President of the Shanghai Association of International Studies, Vice President of the Shanghai Association of International Strategic Studies, and Vice President of the Shanghai Association of American Studies. Dr. Shen received his Ph.D. in physics from Fudan University in 1989 and did his post-doc in arms control at Princeton University from 1989-1991.
Kenneth Jarrett, Chairman for Greater China of APCO Worldwide, was Consul General of the United States in Shanghai until August 2008. Previously, he served as Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong and as Director of Asian Affairs in the U.S. National Security Council. During his twenty-six year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Mr. Jarrett also served as vice consul at the U.S. embassy in Manila; political officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York; political officer in the State Department’s office of Chinese and Mongolian affairs; consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu; chief of the political unit at the U.S. embassy in Singapore; political officer in the State Department’s office of Israeli affairs, and deputy political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Beijing.