WANG Yiwei is Jean Monnet Chair Professor, Professor of the School of International Studies and Senior Fellow of the CharharInstitute, Director of the Institute of International Affairs and Director of the Center for EU Studies at Renmin University of China. He is also Director of the China-Europe Academic Network (CEAN) and Director of BRI Studies of the Charhar Institute. He was formerly a distinguished Professor of Tongji University (2011-2012), diplomat at the Chinese Mission to the European Union (2008-2011) and Professor of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University (2001-2008), Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor of Yonsei University (2005) and Fox Fellow of Yale University (2000-2001). He has published more than 200 academic articles on Social Sciences, and published 20 books, including the recent China Connects the World: What Behind The Belt & Road Initiative, New World Press, April. 2017; The Belt & Road Initiative: What China Will Offer the World in Its Rise, Haishang: Revelations of European Civilization (both in Chinese and English) and China NATO Studies Series. He has written 1000 commentaries at Project Syndicate, Europe’s World, People’s Daily, etc, and attended over 800 forums and conferences, such as Munich Security Conference, Shangri-La Dialogue, Boao Asia Forum, Wilton Park conference, Stockholm China Forum and the Berlin Diplomatic Forum. He is a frequent guest interviewee by the BBC, Financial Times, CCTV/CGTN and other Medias.