Dr. Jia is a professor of social science at the Beijing Language and Culture University, as well as a consultative expert in both the University of International Business and Economics and China Foreign Affairs University. His research focuses on Chinese diplomacy and international organizations. He has been a visiting scholar at Sheffield University, California State University, and a visiting fellow in the International Forum for issues on the Korean Peninsula at Keimyung University. Dr. Jia received a B.A. from Peking University, an M.A. in communication from the University of China, and a Ph.D. from China Foreign Affairs University.