Dr. ZHAO Long is Assistant Director of the Institute for Global Governance Studies and Senior Research Fellow (Professor) at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies.
He graduated from the Law Faculty at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) of Russia and received a Bachelor's degree in Jurisprudence and M.A. in International Law. He also received his Ph.D. degree in Law from East China Normal University. Dr. ZHAO has published several academic papers on Global governance, International Law, Arctic issue, Russian and Central Asian studies in major academic journals, which are listed on the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI), he has also published many articles in major newspapers such as People’s Daily, Guangming Daily, and Jiefang Daily. He is a leader of research projects supported by the National Social Science Foundation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Oceanic Administration of China, and others.
He was a visiting scholar of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. He has been invited to participate in major international forums and conferences hosted in Europe, Russian and other places. From 2015 to 2016, Dr. ZHAO was on secondment to the Department of Treaty and Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.