Dr. HU Wei is Professor at Shanghai Administration Institute, Distinguished Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), and Vice President of Shanghai Federation of Social Sciences. He founded SJTU School of International and Public Affairs in 2003, and served as founding dean till 2014. He was professor and deputy director of Fudan University Institute of Politics and Public Administration before 2000. As a leading professor of government in China, he holds many academic titles, such as Council Member of International Political Science (IPSA), Vice President of China National Association for International Studies (CNAIS), Vice President of Shanghai Public Administration Society, Vice President of Shanghai Political Science Association, and Vice President of Shanghai Leadership Association. He is also member of the Higher Education Steering Commission of the PRC Ministry of Education, evaluation expert of National Social Science Foundation of China. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Process of Government, and has won many academic awards in China both at the national and Shanghai municipal levels. He has been recruited in the Chinese National Talents Project (1999), and received the Young Faculty Member Award from Chinese Ministry of Education (2002), and become a laureate of the State Council Special Allowance (2005). As an international scholar, he has attended conferences or given lectures in more than 30 countries. He is also a delegate to the Northeast Asia Trilateral Forum. He was visiting scholar at Harvard University (1997-98) and Stanford University (2002), visiting professor at University of Bergen (2000) and Sciences Po at Lille (2006). He has won the Chester A. Newland Presidential Citation of Merit of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in 2013.