Professor Dr. ZHOU Hong holds PhD in comparative history from Brandeis University and Bachelor in German Studies from Nanjing University. She works as Professor of European Politics and Modern History, Director of the Institute of European Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and chairs the Chinese Association for European Studies. She is an elected Member of the Academic Divisions of CASS and is serving as Deputy Director General of the Academic Division of International Studies of CASS. Professor Zhou has extensive experiences in consulting and social activities. She has been elected as a standing member of China Economic and Social Council, a vice president of Chinese Association for International Relations, and serves as a special adviser to the Chinese Ministry of Personnel and Social Security.
Professor Zhou’s recent publications include: Social Security System Worldwide (4 volumes, ed. 2010), Chinese Public Views of the World (ed. 2009), China-Europe Relations: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects (eds. 2009), The EU as a Power（ed.2008）, EU Governance Model (eds. 2008), Donors in China (2007) and Whither the Welfare State (2006). She is the chief editor of Annual Development Report on Europe (in Chinese) for 15 years.