Yawei Liu (刘亚伟) joined The Carter Center in 1998 and has been the director of its China Program since 2005. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2014, the associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta, and an adjunct professor of Political Science at Emory University. He co-authored Obama: The Man Who Will Change America (Chinese language, 2008).

He is the founding editor of www.chinaelections.org, www.chinatransparency.org, and the U.S-China Perception Monitor. Since 2012, he has organized an annual forum on U.S.-China relations.

Yawei earned his B.A in English literature from Xian Foreign Languages Institute (1982), M.A. in recent Chinese history from the University of Hawaii (1989) and Ph. D. in American History from Emory University (1996).

All views expressed are that of Dr. Liu and do not reflect the position of The Carter Center or President Carter.