Yahia H. Zoubir is Professor of International Relations and International Management, and Director of Research in Geopolitics at KEDGE Business School. He has been international visiting faculty in numerous universities and business schools for the last 30 years in China, the United States, and various European and Asian countries. He has published dozens of scholarly works, including books, articles, entries in encyclopedias, and book chapters in international politics, foreign policy, governance, and security issues. He has served as consultant for governments and companies worldwide.
Antonio Zotti is a Research Fellow at ISPI. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD. in Politics and Institutions at the Catholic University of Milan where he is currently a lecturer in European Institutions. In 2010, he earned an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is WP8 manager within the 'GR: EEN - Global re-ordering' FP7 research project funded jointly by the European Commission and the University of Warwick.
Zhao Huirong graduated from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2006 with a PhD degree in international politics. She joined the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2001. Promoted to professor in 2016.
Yang Yue is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU). She received her Ph.D in International Relations from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She has been a Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University from (2006-2008). She studies American politics and foreign policy. Dr Yand Yue is currently conducting researches on American cultural diplomacy and the US’ Asia-pacific policy. As a member of NACT China (Network of ASEAN-China Think-tanks), she has also been actively engaging in Track II diplomacies.
Denica Yotova is a Programmes Coordinator at ECFR in Berlin.
Ha ottenuto un dottorato di ricerca in giurisprudenza dalla Zhongnan University of Economics and Law di Wuhan nella provincia dello Hubei. È stato ricercatore associato presso la School of Politics and International Relations dell’Università di Nottingham nel 2017-2018. È ricercatore presso il Taihe Institute di Pechino dal 2018. I suoi interessi di ricerca comprendono la politica interna e di sicurezza cinese.
Helin Yildiz served as trainee for the MENA Centre at ISPI. She holds a Bachelor's in Political Science and a Master's in International Relations and EU Studies from the University of Bologna. During her studies she took part in exchange programs at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; she was also visiting research student at the University of Central Florida (USA), where she conducted academic research for her thesis on the Kurdish-led governance in northern Syria and its geopolitical impact on the region.
Yan Xuetong is president of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board and dean of Tsinghua University’s Institute of Modern International Relations. Yan is editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of International Politics and serves as an adviser to several leading academic journals. A well-known academic in the Chinese foreign policy community, Yan is vice chairman of both the China Association of International Relations Studies and the China Association of American Studies, and is a member of the Consultation Committee of China’s Ministry of Commerce.
Grant Wyeth is a Melbourne-based political analyst specializing in Australia and the Pacific, India and Canada. He is a researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne working on issues across the Indo-Pacific, with specialty interests in Australia, the South Pacific, India, and Canada. His analysis has also been published by The Diplomat, World Politics Review, 9 Dash Line, and foreign affairs publications attached to The Lowy Institute, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
Matthew Wilson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow in the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as Director of SMU’s Center for Faith and Learning, as well as Lead Curriculum Advisor for the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Liberty and Leadership Program. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Duke University, as well as a B.A. in History and Political Science from Louisiana State University.