Dr. Quansheng Zhao is Professor of International Relations and Chair of Asian Studies Program Research Council at American University; serving as Director of the Division of Comparative and Regional Studies for three terms (1999-2008). Dr. Zhao is a specialist in international relations and comparative politics focusing on East Asia, Dr. Zhao is the author of Interpreting Chinese Foreign Policy (winner of the Best Academic Book Award by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Korea), and Japanese Policymaking (selected as “Outstanding Academic Book” by Choice). In 2010, Professor Zhao received his B.A. from Peking University, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and served as a consultant for the United Nations.