Xingqiang (“Alex”) He is a CIGI research fellow. He is a research fellow and associate professor at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). At CIGI, he will be focusing on interest group politics in China and their roles in China's foreign economic policy making, China and the G20, and China and global economic governance.
In 2009-2010, funded by the Ford Foundation, he was a visiting scholar at the Paul. H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. In 2008-2009, he had been a guest research fellow at the Research Center for Development Strategies of Macau. In 2008, he participated in a short-term study program at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at the University of California at San Diego, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In 2004, he was a visiting Ph.D. Student at Centre of American Studies at University of Hong Kong.
He has coauthored the book A History of China-U.S. Relations and published dozens of academic papers and book chapters both in Chinese and English. He also periodically writes reviews and commentaries for some of China's mainstream magazines and newspapers on international affairs.
He has a Ph.D. in international politics from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Before beginning his Ph.D., he taught international relations at Yuxi Teachers College in Yunnan Province, China.