is Program director of the the Central
Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road
Studies Program. His specialization is
in conflict management, security issues,
and negotiations in Central and Northeast
Asia, as well as Chinese foreign policy.
He holds a Ph.D. and a Licenciate degree
from Uppsala University, a MALD degree
from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
and undergraduate degrees from Beijing
University and Uppsala University.
Len is Assistant Editor
of the CEF Quarterly. He holds a MA
Joint Honours degree
in Philosophy and Politics from the
University of Edinburgh, UK and a Masters
in International Studies
from the Peace and Conflict Research
Department at Uppsala University, Sweden.His
field of research is energy security
and regional cooperation in Asia. He
is also the Project Coordinator for
the Energy and Cooperation Project
Norling is Assistant
Editor of the CEF Quarterly.
He holds a MA degree in Political
from Stockholm University, and has
also pursued graduate studies at
Stockholm University’s International
Graduate Program, at Uppsala University
and at the Swedish National Defence
Daniel L. Burghart (Senior Advisor) Colonel Burghart is a Professor of National Security Studies at the National Defense University and is a specialist in Russian and Central European Affairs. He entered the Army in 1973 as a distinguished military graduate of the University of Illinois ROTC program, and has served in a variety of Field Artillery and Foreign Area Officer positions. Prior coming to the National Defense University, Colonel Burghart was Senior National Security Policy Advisor at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U S. Defense and Army Attaché to the country of Kazakhstan, and a Mission Commander at the On Site Inspection Agency, where he led arms control inspections to the republics of the Former Soviet Union. Other assignments include: Senior Russian Military Analyst and Eurasian Branch Chief on the Army Staff, Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the Military Academy at West Point, and Director of Area Studies at the U. S. Army Russian Institute. In addition to a BA in Political Science from Illinois, Colonel Burghart has a dual Masters in Political Science and Russian Area Studies from University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Russian and International Studies from the University of Surrey. Along with several articles in defense and civilian journals, he is the author of the book Red Microchip: Technology Transfer, Export Control and Economic Restructuring in the Soviet Union. Colonel Burghart is a graduate of the US Army War College, Air Command and Staff College, the US Army Russian Institute, and the Defense Attaché School.
Malia K. Du Mont (Senior Advisor) Ms. Du Mont is an Asian Security Analyst at The CNA Corporation, where she studies Chinese foreign policy and Chinese-Central Asian relations. She holds an M.P.P. in International Security and Political Economy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A graduate of the Hopkins-Nanjing program, she received her B.A. in Chinese from Bard College. Among her various experiences in the China field, Ms. Du Mont has been an administrator of Chinese Executive Programs at Harvard University, has interned in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and at the American Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou, worked at a Chinese television station in Jiangsu, and taught English at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou.
David M. Finkelstein (Senior Advisor) Dr. Finkelstein is the Director of Project Asia, The CNA Corporation's center for Asian security studies in Alexandria, Virginia. A long-time student of Chinese and Asian security affairs, he received his Ph.D. in Chinese history from Princeton University and studied Mandarin at Nankai University in Tianjin. He is widely published on Asian security issues and U.S. relations in Asia. A retired U.S. Army Officer, Finkelstein is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Army War College. While on active duty he held various China and Asia-related positions in the Pentagon, served in Panmumjom, Korea, and was assigned to the faculty of the History Department at West Point where he taught courses on the history of China and Chinese military history.
Bates Gill (Senior Advisor) Dr. Gill holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He previously served as a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and inaugural Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, D.C. Prior to that position, he directed East Asia programs at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute, Monterey, California and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and formerly held the Fei Yiming Chair in Comparative Politics at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China. A specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics, Dr. Gill conducts research focusing primarily on Northeast Asian political and security issues, especially with regard to China. His current research examines China's domestic social, economic, and political transformation, including a focus on the country's looming HIV/AIDS challenge.
James A. Millward (Senior Advisor) Dr. Millward (BA. Harvard 1982; M.A. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1985; Ph.D. Stanford 1993) is Associate Professor of Intersocietal History at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he teaches Asian and world history. His research focuses on the modern history of Chinese frontiers with Inner and Central Asia, including Mongolia, Tibet and especially Xinjiang. He has lived and traveled extensively in China and throughout the Xinjiang region. His publications include Beyond the Pass: Economy, Ethnicity and Empire in Qing Central Asia, 1759-1864 (Stanford, 1998) and "Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Xinjiang" (Inner Asia 2 ). In 2000-2001, Millward held a George Washington University / Woodrow Wilson Center Asia Policy Fellowship. He is now completing a general survey of Xinjiang history, to be entitled Chinese Turkestan: A history of Xinjiang.
Oresman (Senior Advisor)
Prior to founding the China-Eurasia
Forum, Mr. Oresman was a researcher
with the Freeman Chair in China
Studies at the Center for Strategic
and International Studies (CSIS),
and coordinator for the Freeman
Chair's project on China's Emergence
in Central Asia. As such, he was
the principal author of China's New
Journey to the West: Report on
China's Emergence in Central Asia
and Implications for U.S. Interests (August
2003). Mr. Oresman has published
widely on China-Central Asia relations
and has given presentations at
Chinese and American think tanks
and government departments on this
topic. He received a B.A.
in international relations from
the University of Pennsylvania
in 2002. In 2003-2004 he studied
at Tsinghua University in Beijing
and at Fudan University in Shanghai
in 2000. In addition, Mr.
Oresman is currently a JD
candidate at Georgetown University
Pan Guang (Senior Advisor) Dr. Pan is the Director of and Professor at the Shanghai Center for International Studies and Institute of Eurasian Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Studies Center in Shanghai, Dean of the Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai (CJSS) and Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society of Middle East Studies. He is also the Walter & Seena Fair Professor for Jewish & Israeli Studies. Dr. Pan is an International Council Member of the Asia Society and an Advisory Board Member of Asia Europe Journal in Singapore. In 1993 he was awarded the James Friend Annual Memorial Award for Sino-Jewish Studies; in 1996, the Special Award for Canadian Studies and Sankt Peterburg; and in 2004, the 300 Medal for Contribution to China-Russia Relations, awarded by President Putin. He has traveled and lectured widely in North America, East Asia, Russia, Europe, Middle East and Australia. His published books and articles include: "The Jews in China", "From Silk Road to ASEM: 2000 years of Asia-Europe Relations", "China--Central Asia--Russia Relations", "SCO and China's Role in the War on Terrorism", "Contemporary International Crises", and "China's Success in the Middle East."
S. Frederick Starr (Senior Advisor) Professor Starr is Chairman of The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. Dr. Starr is research professor at the Foreign Policy Institute of SAIS, and the pro-tem Rector of the University of Central Asia. He is a leading specialist on the society and politics of Central Asia, including Afghanistan, as well as Russian politics and foreign policy, U.S. policy in Eurasia, and the regional politics of oil.
Farkhad Tolipov (Senior Advisor) Dr. Tolipov is Assistant to Political Officer at the OSCE Center in Tashkent and Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, also in Tashkent. He has worked as a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan, as a Senior Consultant to The Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and has also served as Director of the Tashkent Centre of Political Science. He received his PhD from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, and has been a fellow at Harvard University, the NATO Defense College, and the Social Science Research Council in Toronto. He is widely published on the subject of Central Asian geopolitics and security.
Dmitri V. Trenin (Senior Advisor) Dr.Trenin is a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Deputy Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. Before joining Carnegie in 1994 he served in the Soviet and Russian army. Col. Trenin's postings included Iraq (with the military assistance group, 1975-76), Germany (liaison with the Western powers in Berlin, 1978-83), and Switzerland (INF and START talks, 1985-91). For several years, Trenin taught area studies at the Defense University in Moscow. He was also a senior fellow at NATO Defense College (1993) and, upon retirement from the military, a visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1993-1994). At Carnegie, Dmitri Trenin co-chairs the Foreign and Security Policy Program. He is the author of several books, including Russia's Restless Frontier (co-authored, forthcoming 2003), The End of Eurasia: Russia on the Border Between Geopolitics and Globalization (two printings, 2002 and 2001), A Strategy for Stable Peace. Toward a Euroatlantic Security Community (co-authored, 2002), Russia's China Problem (1998), Baltic Chance: The Baltic States, Russia and the West in the Emerging Greater Europe (1997). Among the books Trenin edited are Ambivalent Neighbors: The NATO and EU Enlargement and the Price of Membership (2003); Russia and the Main Security Institutions in Europe: Entering the 21st Century (2000); Kosovo: International Aspects (1999); Commonwealth and Security in Eurasia (1998). Trenin is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and of the Russian International Studies Association. A frequent commentator for the world media, he serves on the editorial boards of International Politics, Pro et Contra, and Baltic Course.
Zhao Huasheng (Senior Advisor) Professor Zhao is Director of the Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai. He specializes in Russian foreign policy and security, Sino-Russian relations, Sino-Central Asian relations, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. He has twice been a visiting scholar at the Moscow Institute of International Relations, and has written extensively on Russian foreign policy. Recent publications include "China and America in Russia's Foreign Policy" in Contemporary International Relations, and "The Situation in Central Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization" in East Europe and Central Asia Studies. His undergraduate degree is from the Shanghai University of International Studies, and he completed his graduate studies at Nanjing University.