Yiwei Wang

Yiwei Wang is Jean Monnet Chair Professor, Director of Institute of International Affairs, Director of Center for European Studies at Renmin University of China. He is expert adviser of CCPIT Advisory Committee and Turkish TRT World Forum. The Council Member of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, CCIEE) and Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) . He was formerly diplomat at Chinese Mission to the European Union (2008-2011) and distinguished professor at Tongji University (2011-2013), professor of Center for American Studies at Fudan University (2001-2008), visiting professor of Yonsei University (2005) and Fox Fellow of Yale University (2000-2001). His main research interests include Belt & Road Studies, European Integration, Public Diplomacy, Chinese foreign policy and EU-China relations. His recent books include The Decline of Modern Civilization and the Dawn of Community of Shared Future for Humankind, An Interconnected World: China and the Belt and Road Initiative, China Connects the World: What Behind the Belt & Road Initiative (translated into 15 versions), New World Press, April. 2017; The Belt & Road Initiative: What China Will Offer the World in Its Rise (translated in 20 versions, both book of year 2015, 2016), Haishang: Revelations of European Civilization (both in Chinese and English) and China NATO Studies Series. He was invited to give keynote speech on BRI at UNESCO and side event of UN General Assembly. He attended over 1000 forums and conferences, such as BRI International Cooperation Forum, Munich Security Conference, Shangri-La Dialogue, Valdai Club Forum, Boao Asia Forum, Wilton Park conference, Stockholm China Forum, Berlin Diplomatic Forum and World Government Summit. He delivered keynote speech at UNESCO headquarter in 2018 on BRI and Community of Shared Future for Humanity. He is a frequent guest interviewee by the South China Morning Post, Russia Today, CCTV/CGTN, BBC, New York Times and other Medias.