Executive Committee


Wang Dong is Full Professor with tenure at School of International Studies, Peking University. Prof. Wang also serves as Deputy Director of the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding (iGCU), all at Peking University. He also serves as Standing Council Member of the Chinese Association of American Studies, Member of the Steering Committee of the East Asia Security Forum, Chinese Overseas Educated Scholars Association, International Advisory Committee Member of the Shanghai Academy of Area Studies and Global Governance, and Advisory Committee Member for the Carter Center-Global Times US-China Young Scholars Forum.  

Wang Dong received his bachelor’s in law from Peking University and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  Dr. Wang has written extensively on international relations and China’s foreign policy. His articles appear in leading academic journals and media outlets such as The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Diplomatic History, The Pacific Review, Foreign Affairs, The Diplomat, and The New York Times. He also sits on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals in China and abroad. He is the author and/or editor of such English-language publications as Re-globalization: When China Meets the World Again (Routledge, 2020); Avoiding the Thucydides Trap: US-China Relations in Strategic Domains, coedited with Travis Tanner (Routledge, 2020), and US-China Foreign Relations: Power Transition and its Implications for Europe and Asia, coedited with Robert Ross and Oystein Tunsjo (Routledge, 2020).  

Dr. Wang has attended several premier international forums and track II dialogues as a Chinese Delegate, including Summer Davos, the Munich Security Conference, and the Shangri-La Dialogue. Dr. Wang was named a “Munich Young Leader” in 2016 (the only awardee from China); and was selected by the inaugural program of “Preeminent Young Scientists” of Beijing in 2018 (ranked No. 1 in the category of humanities and social sciences), one of the most prestigious awards ever given in China.