Meet the Speakers

  • Li Yihai
    Keynote Speaker

    Li Yihai

    Secretary - General and Executive Director — Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Think Tank Foundation (SASS TTF)

    Professor Li Yihai is Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Shanghai  Academy of Social Sciences Think Tank Foundation (SASS TTF), Vice Chairman of the Centre for Think Tank Studies, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the International Center for Security and Crisis Management (SCM). He worked as government policy analyst and served as Foreign Affairs Assistant to Dr. Zhang Zhongli, Deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) and President of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Director of Foreign Affairs Office, Director of Taiwan Affairs Office, Director of International Cooperation, Director of Communications successively at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He was Assistant Chair of Foreign Relations Committee, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee (CPPCC Shanghai), Deputy Director-General of Shanghai Municipal Center for International Studies, Vice Secretary-General of the World Forum on China Studies jointly organized by the State Council Information Office and Shanghai Municipal Government. His expertise is in international relations, counter-terrorism, democracy and security. He has visited and lectured in many think tanks and universities around the world and participated in many international academic conferences and seminars. He was visiting scholar in Japan, Australia, UK and the US. He has received multiple international grants and has organized and led several research projects. He was awarded Senior Chevening Fellow of the UK and Ordre des Palmes Académiques of France.

  • Tobias Ragge

    Tobias Ragge



  • Wang Qingdao

    Wang Qingdao

    MeetingsChina Magazine


  • Kimi Jiang

    Kimi Jiang


    Vice President, Asia Pacific

  • Liu Guohua

    Liu Guohua

    Shanghai International Studies University

    Associate Professor of International College of business administration

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