Dr. YU Jianhua (Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations, SASS) Dr. Yu obtained his Ph.D. in political sciences from the College of Law and Political Science, East China Normal University (ECNU) in 2003, and earned an M.A. from the Department of History, ECNU in 1988. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn and at the International Institute for Asian Studies, in the Netherlands, respectively in 2007 and 2002. He is also a standing council member of the Chinese Society of Middle East Studies. He was director of the Institute of Eurasian Studies at SASS from 2009-2012. His research fields are International Relations and World History, mainly in issues in Middle East and Central Asia, Jewish studies, nationalism and ethnic conflict, international energy politics, as well as terrorism and international security.
Dr. FU Yong (Professor and Director of Editorial Department Journal of International Relations, Institute of International Relations, SASS) Dr. Fu received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of International Relations and Public affairs, Fudan University in 2005. She was a visiting scholar at SAIS John-Hopkins University, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Yale University, University of Macau and National Chengchi University, respectively in 2001, 2006, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Dr. LUO Ailing (Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Department of International Cultural Studies, Institute of International Relations, SASS) Dr. Luo received her Ph.D. in International Political Economy from the Graduate School of Shanghai Academy of Sciences in 2013. She also served as a visiting scholar of Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 2002-2003. Her research interests focus on the regional affairs in Middle East and non-traditional security issues, including migration and ethnic conflicts.
Dr. WANG Shuming (Associate Professor and Vice Director of Department of International Relations Theory, Institute of International Relations; Deputy Dean of the Center of Jewish Studies, SASS)Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in International Politics from the School of International Relations and Public affairs, Fudan University in 2011. He was a visiting scholar at Tel Aviv University from 2004-1005 and the Asia-Pacific Center of Security Studies in 2010. His research interests focus on World Memory Politics, Jewish-Israeli affairs, and Middle East affairs.
Dr. DAI Yichen (Assistant Professor Institute of International Relations, SASS) Dr. Dai received her Ph.D. in Diplomacy from the School of International Relations and Public affairs, Fudan University in 2015 and an M.A. in World History from SASS in 2005. She also holds the post of Research Professor at the Shanghai Institute for European Studies. She was a visiting fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels in 2011 and the London School of Economics in 2017. Her main research interests focus on EU Foreign Policy, China-EU relations, EU foreign policy towards Central Asia and the Middle East.
Ms. Suzanne DiMaggio (Director and Senior Fellow, The U.S.-Iran Initiative, New America) Ms. DiMaggio focuses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East and Asia. She has been leading Track 1.5 and Track 2 diplomatic initiatives on regional security, terrorism, nonproliferation, and governance for nearly 20 years. She is the Director of the U.S.-Iran Initiative and is currently directing a U.S.-North Korea dialogue that has included several visits to North Korea. She facilitated the first official discussions between the Trump administration and North Korean government representatives in May 2017. In 2016, she launched a U.S.-China dialogue focused on major power interests in Myanmar and previously led a task force seeking to normalize relations between Myanmar and the United States. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Global Policy Programs at the Asia Society, Vice President of Policy Programs at the United Nations Association of the USA, and a Program Officer at the United Nations University. She holds a B.A. from New York University and an M.A. from The City College of New York.
Dr. Bill Parker (Chief Operating Officer, EWI) Dr. Parker has played a major role in conflict resolution on the Korean Peninsula, Europe and the Middle East. In addition to his over 50 articles and books, he is a frequent commentator on national security on Fox News, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, Patriot Radio, Voice of America, and appeared in and consulted on the 2016 Discovery Channel documentary Sonic Sea, which received an Emmy Award. He is a retired senior U.S. naval officer who is a qualified military parachutist and Surface Warfare Officer, having earned the Bronze Star, three Legions of Merit and the Department of State Meritorious Honor award. He served as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Naval Surface Forces and as a senior advisor and strategist with U.S. Embassies in Iraq and Pakistan. Dr. Parker holds aPhD from George Mason University’s Department of Molecular and Microbiology, an M.A. from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy.
Dr. Lora Saalman (Vice President, Asia-Pacific Program, EWI) Dr. Saalman’s work focuses on trends in nuclear, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, hypersonic glide, ballistic missile defense issues in the Asia-Pacific region. She has served as the director of the China and Global Security Program at SIPRI, an associate professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University, a research associate at the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, a visiting fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, as well as a fellow at the IAEA. She remains an associate senior fellow at SIPRI. She earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago, her M.A. with a certificate in nonproliferation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and her Ph.D. at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she was the first American to earn a doctorate from its Department of International Relations, completing all her coursework in Chinese.