Jason Tower is an Adjunct Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He is Project Executive of Global Department of American Friends Service Committee, and Community Mediator of Center for Business of University of Cape Town. His main research fields are peace studies, international relations, risk management of outbound investment, management of political and economic risks, aid effectiveness, charity works and social responsibility of enterprises. He has issued articles on China-US relations, peace and development, peace and investment, such as BRI and Battlegrounds: Chinese Outbound Initiatives in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings (2017) , Confronting Complexity: Lessons Learned from Engagement with Chinese Enterprises (2016) and Overcoming Barriers to US-China Cooperation (2015). He obtained bachelor's degree in economics from University of St Louis Business School and obtained Ph.D. in public administration and MA in Chinese studies both from University of Michigan. He participated in field researches, development assistance projects and investment risk evaluation programs in many fragile states and countries in conflicts. He has been living in China for nearly 20 years. He is fluent in English, Chinese and Indonesian.