Prof Simon Shen serves as director of Global Studies Programme, director of Master of Global Political Economy Programme and co-director of International Affairs Research Institute, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a prominent international relations commentator, serving as the Lead Writer (Global) of the Hong Kong Economic Journal and has contributed to media all over the world. In Hong Kong he has served in various government consultation committees and founded several think tanks that have close interaction with the government, academia and civil society. His research interests include China-US relations, Chinese nationalism and regional security and external relations of Hong Kong, among others. He has worked as visiting fellows at Brookings Institution, Warwick University, East-West Center and Rikkyo University.