Shen Dingli is a professor and Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies. He has taught international security, China-U.S. relations, and China’s foreign policy in China, the U.S., and the Semester at Sea program. His research and publication covers such topics as China-U.S. security relations, regional security and international strategy, arms control and nonproliferation, and foreign and defense policy of China and the U.S.. He is Vice President of the Chinese Association of South Asian Studies, the Shanghai Association of International Studies, the Shanghai Association of American Studies, and the Shanghai UN Research Association. Shen received his Ph.D. in Physics from Fudan in 1989 and did his post-doc in arms control at Princeton University from 1989 to 1991. He was an Eisenhower Fellow in 1996, and in 2002 advised then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on strategic planning of his second term. He is on the Global Council of Asia Society and was appointed by the Shanghai Municipality as Shanghai’s Conference Ambassador. He has co-edited seventeen books and published some 2000 papers and articles worldwide.