Shen Dingli, born in 1961 in Shanghai, graduated from the Physics Department of Fudan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 and received his Doctor of Science degree from Fudan University in 1989. 1989-1991, he received a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Council on International Relations with the People's Republic of China, Institute of International Education, and conducted research on arms control and international security at Princeton University. In 1991, he returned to China and worked at the Center for American Studies of Fudan University, where he was appointed Associate Professor in 1993 and Professor in 1996. He is now the Director of the Arms Control and Regional Security Research Program at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University.
Professor Shen Dingli was the first to establish a research and teaching program on arms control and regional security in Chinese universities, which covers areas such as Sino-US security relations, international nuclear arms control and disarmament, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and means of delivery, including non-proliferation export control, missile defense, counter-terrorism, nuclear test ban, nuclear proliferation in South and Northeast Asia, Sino-US nuclear forces and nuclear policy, China's defense and security, cross-strait relations He has also worked on regional and international security issues. His major achievements include editing, co-editing, and coediting the China Development Report for several years in the 1990s, as well as China's Relations with South Asian Countries in the 1990s and Conservative Ideas and U.S. Foreign Policy, etc. He has been invited to edit the Peace Initiative (India), and has published more than 300 articles in the field of international security, half of which have been published in foreign academic journals and books in nearly ten foreign languages. He has published more than 300 articles in the field of international security, half of them in nearly a dozen foreign academic journals and books. In addition, he has published more than 20 physics papers in China and abroad.
He is currently teaching the doctoral courses "International Security: Theory and Practice" and "Regional Security" at Fudan University, as well as the master's courses "Non-Proliferation and International Security" and "Science, Technology and National Security". "He is also involved in teaching the undergraduate courses "China and the World" and "Introduction to Contemporary America". In recent years, he has taught Chinese diplomacy as a visiting professor at Colorado College.
Professor Shen Dingli has led and participated in numerous research collaborations at home and abroad. He has organized or co-organized more than 30 international seminars in China and abroad, including the China-India-Pakistan-US Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (Shanghai Initiative). He has been invited to participate in many Chinese delegations in dialogues with the United States, India, and the Council for Security and Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific. He has visited Princeton University, the Stimson Center, and the Union of Concerned Scientists for World Affairs several times as a visiting scholar and senior scientist. He also served annually as the chair of the selection committee for our postdoctoral staff for arms control in the United States.
He has served as the Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Fudan University and the Deputy Director of the Development Research Committee of Fudan University. He was the executive director of the Shanghai Youth Federation and head of the education section, and a director of the Shanghai Association for Foreign Cultural Exchange.