Speakers

Pan Guang

Vice President Shanghai Academy of Sciences, Ambassador of the UNAOC

Dr. PAN Guang is Vice Chairman and Professor of Shanghai Center for International Studies at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Director of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Studies Center in Shanghai, Dean of Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai (CJSS) and Vice President of Chinese Association of Middle East Studies. He is International Council Member of Asia Society in USA, Senior Advisor of China-Eurasia Forum in USA, Senior Advisor on Anti-terror Affairs to Shanghai Municipality and Ministry of Public Security of PRC. Preceding Mr. Pan’s appointment as Ambassador of the AoC in 2008 UN, Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him as member of the High-Level Group for the UN Alliance of Civilizations in 2005. He obtained the Austria Holocaust Memorial Award in 2006, the Sankt Peterburg-300 Medal for Contribution to China-Russia Relations awarded by President Putin in 2004, 1996 the Special Award for Canadian Studies (especially for research on Canadian Jews from China) and 1993 the James Friend Annual Memorial Award for Sino-Jewish Studies. He has been doing research and giving lectures widely in North America, East Asia, Russia, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East and Australia. He holds a number of prestigious posts in Chinese institutions on International Studies, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies and Jewish Studies, and published books and articles on a variety of topics such as “The Jews in China”, “The Jews in Asia: Comparative Perspective”, “The Jews in Shanghai”, “The Political and Cultural Impact of the Holocaust ”, “From Silk Road to ASEM: 2000 Years of Asia-Europe Relations”, “A Comprehensive Studies on Shanghai Cooperation Organization”, "Contemporary International Crises”, “China’s Success in the Middle East”, “China’s Anti-terror Strategy”, “Islam and Confucianism: the Development of Chinese Islam”, “China’s Energy Strategy”, “China’s Policy on AF/PAK” and so on. Dr. Pan holds a Ph.D in History.