Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University Professor Yan Xuetong is the Director of The Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University and the chief editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics. He is also a vice chairman of the China Association of International Relations Studies, a vice chairman of the China Association of American Studies, and a board member of the following organizations: China Diplomacy Association; China Association of Peaceful Unification; China Association of UN Studies; China Association of Arms Control and Disarmament; China Association of International Relations Studies; China-U.S. Friendship Association; and the China Association of Asia-Pacific Studies. He is an adjunct professor at the National Defense University and a senior research fellow with the National Security Committee. He is also an academic advisor to The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis; the Journal of Chinese Political Science, World Economics and Politics; Contemporary World; the Chinese Journal of European Studies, Southeast Asia Studies, and the Journal of Strategy and Decision-Making.
Dr. Yan received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992; his M.A. in international relations from the Institute of International Relations in 1986, and a B.A. in English from Heilongjiang University in 1982.