Avery Goldstein is the David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. He is the author of Rising to the Challenge: China's Grand Strategy and International Security (Stanford University Press, 2005), Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2000), and From Bandwagon to Balance of Power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978 (Stanford University Press, 1991. His other publications include articles in International Security, International Organization, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Orbis, The China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Comparative Politics, and Polity. He is also Associate Director of the Christopher Browne Center for International Politics at Penn and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.
Jacques deLisle is the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching focus on contemporary Chinese law and politics, including: legal reform and its relationship to economic reform and political change in China, the international status of Taiwan and cross-Strait relations, China’s engagement with the international order, legal and political issues in Hong Kong under Chinese rule, and U.S.-China relations. His writings on these subjects appear in a variety of fora, including international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. DeLisle is also professor of political science and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. law and government policies and is a consultant, lecturer and advisor to legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in China.
Yuanyuan Zeng joined Penn from Johns Hopkins University where she served as social sciences and area studies librarian at the Eisenhower Library from 2003-2012. From 2000-2001, she worked at the Asian Division of Library of Congress. She received her B.A. from Sichuan University, and her M.S. in Library& Information Science and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Catholic University of America. In her spare time, she serves as an English/Mandarin conference interpreter for the U.S. Department of State.