Prof. Dr. Wang Yiwei

Director, Institute of International Affairs and Director, Center for European Studies, Renmin University of China


Wang Yiwei is Jean Monnet Chair Professor, Director of Institute of International Affairs at Renmin University of China. He is expert adviser of CCPIT Advisory Committee and Turkish TRT World Forum. The Council Member of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, CCIEE) and Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA). He was formerly diplomat at Chinese Mission to the European Union (2008-2011) and distinguished professor at Tongji University (2011-2013), professor of Center for American Studies at Fudan University (2001-2008), visiting professor of Yonsei University (2005) and Fox Fellow of Yale University (2000-2001). His recent books include The Children’s BRI Stories, China’s Answer to the Question of the Time: Building a Global Community of Shared Future,An Interconnected World: China and the Belt and Road Initiative, China Connects the World: What Behind the Belt & Road Initiative (translated into 20 versions), New World Press, April. 2017; The Belt & Road Initiative: What China Will Offer the World in Its Rise (translated in 20 versions, both book of year 2015, 2016), Haishang: Revelations of European Civilization (both in Chinese and English) and China NATO Studies Series. He delivered keynote speech on BRI at UNESCO headquarter and side event of UN General Assembly. He can be reached at