Dr. Shi is a professor of international relations and the director of the Center for American Studies at the Renmin University of China. He was also appointed counselor of China`s State Council in early 2011. His previous positions include professor of international history at Nanjing University (1993-1998), the associate dean of the School of Humanities of Nanjing University (1995-1998), and professor of international relations and the director of the Center for International Strategic Studies at International Relations Academy in Nanjing (1998-2001). He mainly engages in research and teaching on the theory and history of international politics, strategic studies, and foreign policies of both China and the United States. Professor Shi received a Ph.D. in international history from Nanjing University in 1988.