Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Daniel A. Bell 贝淡宁 is the dean ofdaniel-bell-picture the faculty of politics and public administration at Shandong University and is Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholar Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Bell is also director of the Berggruen Institute of Philosophy and Culture. Born in Montreal, USA, Bell received his B.A. from the Department of Psychology at McGill University and his M.Phil. and D.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University.

He has since taught in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and has held research fellowships at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values and Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Bell is the author of “Communitarianism and Its Critics; East Meets West”; and “Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context” in addition to many other influential books. His latest book (2015) is “The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy”.


Prof. Dr. Zhang Qingmin 张清敏 is the Chair of the Department of Diplomacy at Peking University and is the author of several books including: “China’s Foreign Relations”, “U.S. Arms Sales Policy Toward Taiwan: A Decision-Making Perspective”, and “Contemporary China’s Diplomacy”. Zhang is also a founding editorial board member of Foreign Policy Analysis and has also been on the editorial board of The Hague Journal of Diplomatic Studies since 2012.

Zhang previously taught at the China Foreign Affairs University and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at George Washington University from 2004-2005. Zhang received his Ph.D. from the China Foreign Affairs University and his MA from Brigham Young University. His teaching and research interests includes China’s Foreign Policy, U.S. Foreign Policy, diplomatic studies, the theory of foreign policy analysis and Sino-US relations.

prof-lu-yangProf. Dr. Lu Yang 陆扬 is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Yenching Academy, and a faculty member of the Department of History at Peking University.

Lu is interested in pre-modern Chinese history, the history of medieval Chinese religions, and comparative historiography. Previously, he taught at Princeton University and was a visiting faculty member at Harvard University and at the Renmin University of China.

Lu has appeared as a featured guest in several BBC and National Geographic documentaries on Chinese history, and co-edited Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook (Columbia University Press, 2014), which was selected by Choice Magazine as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2014.


Prof. Dr. Richard Griffiths studied Economic History and Russian studies at Swansea University College before then obtaining his Phd in History at Cambridge University.

Currently Griffiths works with the Centre for Innovation in The Hague having previously lectured as a professor of economic history at the University of Manchester, the Free University Amsterdam, the European University Institute in Florence and Leiden University.

At Leiden University, Griffiths helped form the MA programme in European Union Studies as well as founding a new BA degree programme in International Studies. Griffiths expertise lay in the field of European integration and in the critical analysis of the data employed in social science and economics analyses. Griffiths still recalls when writing was traditionally done with a pen and a set of index cards. He particularly enjoys new syllabus design and experimenting with innovative teaching methods.


Prof. Dr. Hikmet Kırık is an Associate Professor of the Political Science Faculty at Istanbul University. A graduate of Istanbul University Communication Faculty, Kırık received his MA from Leicester University (UK) and his PhD from Westminster University (UK). He worked as a journalist before entering academia and previously taught graduate and postgraduate social and political theory at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus as well as working with the Strategic Research Institute at the Turkish War Colleges.

His research interests include communication policy, politics and communication, the public sphere,  democracy and governance. Kirik is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Security Strategies (Turkey) and the Scientific Committee at the Journal Insan&Insan (Turkey). At present, Kırık is actively contributing to the Go-Governance Institute’s Good Governance Conference Series in the Black Sea Region.


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