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Da Wei

Assistant President, University of International Relations


Da Wei is the assistant president of the University of International Relations (UIR) in Beijing as well as a professor there. He is also the dean of the Department of International Politics, director of the Center for International Strategy and Security Studies at the university. Dr. Da is also an adjunct senior fellow at Tsinghua University’s Center for Strategy and Security. Before his current position, Dr. Da had worked at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) for more than two decades. His last position there was the director of the Institute of American Studies.  

Dr. Da’s research expertise includes U.S. foreign policy and U.S.-China relations. As an experienced policy analyst, he has written hundreds of policy papers for the Chinese government and has published dozens of academic papers in journals both in China and the United States.  

Dr. Da holds a Ph.D. in international relations and was a visiting scholar at the Atlantic Council from 2006 to 2007 and a visiting associate at Johns Hopkins University School of Advance Studies (SAIS) from 2008 to 2009.