Former Board Member

Dr. Peng Yuan

President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations

Dr. Yuan (born 1963) Research Professor and Doctoral Advisor, is the President of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR). He earned his Ph.D. in World History in 1997 from Northeast Normal University.

He was once a visiting scholar at the Atlantic Council (1999-2000) and Brookings Institution (2003-2004).

Previously, he served as CICIR’s Vice President and Director of CICIR’s Institute of American Studies. He has been engaged in American studies for decades, particularly focusing on U.S. foreign policy, Sino-U.S. relations and Asia-Pacific security.

He is the author or editor of several books such as American Think-Tanks and Their Attitudes toward China (Current Affairs Press, 2003), China and the U.S. Accommodating in the Asia Pacific: China, America and the Third Parties (Current Affairs Press, 2013), From Westphalia to a New World Order (China CITIC Press, 2016).

He was elected to be Vice Chairman of Chinese Society of International Relations, Executive Director of Chinese Society of American Studies and Executive Director of All China Association for Taiwan Studies. He is fluent in English.


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