Thursday, July 19, 2012 | 6:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT

On July 19, 2012, at the National Committee headquarters in New York City, a roundtable discussion on security issues in China was held featuring Dr. Xia Liping, dean of the School of Political Science & International Relations at Tongji University, and his colleagues Dr. Leng Xinyu (China University of Political Science and Law), and Dr. Dai Ying and Dr. Liu Yiqiang (Tsinghua University). BIO Xia Liping is dean and professor of the School of Political Science & International Relations at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is also vice president of the Shanghai Institute for International Strategic Studies (SIISS), vice chairman of the Shanghai Association of International Studies, and vice president of the Shanghai Center for RimPac Strategic and International Studies (CPSIS). He is also a senior guest fellow of the Institute of International Technology and Economics of the Center for Development Studies under the PRC State Council. He specializes in Asian security, nuclear nonproliferation, and China’s foreign strategy. Dr. Xia holds a Ph.D. in world history from East China Normal University. He received a Master’s of Law from the Luoyang Foreign Language University in 1991. From December 2007 to April 2008, he was director of the Department of American Studies and of the Center for Latin American Studies at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). From 1996 to November 2007, he was director of the Department of Strategic Studies at SIIS. From 1989 to 1996, he was associate professor of the Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Beijing. Three of Dr. Xia’s most recent books are The Contemporary International System and Strategic Relations among Major Powers, China’s Peaceful Rise, and Security and Arms Control in the Asia-Pacific Region. He has written many other books and articles. He was a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States (1994-1995), visiting scholar at the Monterrey Institute of International Studies (1999), the University of Hong Kong (2002), Stockholm University (2005) and at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office in Brussels in (2009).