Dr. Zheng Wang is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) and a Professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.  He is a Global Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR). He is also a nonresidential Senior Fellow at two Chinese universities: The China Center for the South China Sea Studies in Nanjing University and the Research Institute of the Maritime Silk Road (RIMS) at HSBC Business School (PHBS) of Peking University.

Dr. Wang has extensive professional and academic experience in the Asia Pacific region. He has been a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a Visiting Fellow at Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies of Columbia University, a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, a Visiting Professor at University of Tokyo, and a Dr. Seaker Chan Endowed Visiting Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University in Shanghai, China. 

Dr. Wang's research interests lie in two closely connected areas: (1) peace and conflict studies, with special focus on identity-based conflicts, nationalism, and the politics of historical memory; (2) peace and conflict management in East Asia, with special focus on China’s rise and its impact on regional peace and security. His recent projects investigate China’s maritime disputes with its neighbors, such as the dispute with Japan and the South China Sea disputes. 

Dr. Wang is the author of the Columbia University Press book Never Forget National Humiliation: Historic Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations. This book received International Studies Association's The Yale H. Ferguson Award for the book of the year. He is currently working on a new book Maritime Conflict, Nationalism and China’s New Diplomacy which is under contract with Oxford University Press.

Dr. Wang has published journal articles and book chapters in various peer-reviewed publications, including: International Studies Quarterly, International Negotiation, Asian Survey, Asia Policy, History and Memory, Journal of Contemporary China and Wilson Quarterly. He is regular contributor of op-ed articles in national and international media, such as The New York Times, TIME, The National Interest and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore). He writes a foreign policy op-ed column in The Diplomat

As a researcher and a practitioner, Dr. Wang regularly conducts conflict resolution trainings and acts as a facilitator in several interactive conflict resolution (ICR) dialogue programs between participants of China-Japan, China-Taiwan, and U.S.-China in recent years. 

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Public Policy Scholar, Oct. 1, 2012-Jan. 31, 2013