Christian Mestre is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He has been President of the National Europe Centre since 2010, and he has been Honorary Headmaster and Dean of School of Law of University of Strasburg from 2011. He has also held the position of Pprofessor of EU law at College of Europe since 1995. His fields of interest are international law and EU law. He has published more than 100 books and articles on law, their themes ranging from international law, EU law, human rights law, French domestic law and secularism. He gained bachelor in law from University of Tours and bachelor in political science from Sciences Po in 1980, master in international law and EU law from University of Tours in 1982 and master in political science from University of Strasburg in 1985. He obtained Ph.D. in law from University of Strasburg in 1989. He also holds diploma from Georgetown University. His Ph.D. thesis won Summa Cum Laude (an award to commend academic excellency). He was appointed Professor of International Law at Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He was appointed Vice-President of University of Strasburg in 1995 and then presided the university as President from 1998 to 2003. He was awarded Ordre des Palmes Académiques (established by Napoleon I in 1808 to reward eminent university professors) in 2000 and Ordre National du Mérite (established by Napoleon I in 1802 to reward individuals who have made outstanding contribution to France). In 2013 he was awarded Légion d’honneur (the highest medal of honor issued by the French government).