Prof. Dr Yan Xuetong

Prof. Dr Yan Xuetong is a Distinguished Professor serving as Dean, Institute of International Relations at the Tsinghua University, China; is Secretary General of the World Peace Forum and is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He is the founder of the theory of ‘Moral Realism’ and the only Chinese political scientist listed in ‘Most Cited Chinese Researchers’ by Elsevier during 2014-19. He was also named one of the world’s Top 100 public intellectuals by the American journal Foreign Policy in 2008. He obtained his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. Prof. Xuetong has published more than a hundred papers and articles on International Relations. One of his books ‘Analysis of China’s National Interests’ won the 1998 China Book Prize. Several of his books have been translated into English, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Persian and Albanian.