University Profiles

Zheng Wang Ph.D.

Zheng Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)

School of Diplomacy and International Relations


Dr. Wang is Coordinator for the School of Diplomacy Graduate Specialization in Global Negotiation & Conflict Management.

Dr. Zheng Wang joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in the fall of 2004. He is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) and an Associate Professor. He also directs the School’s graduate specialization in Global Negotiation and Conflict Management.

Dr. Wang is also a Global Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has been a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a Visiting Scholar at Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies of Columbia University, a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, and a Dr. Seaker Chan Endowed Visiting Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Dr. Wang’s research interests lie in three closely connected areas: (1) peace and conflict studies, with special focus on identity-based conflicts, nationalism, and the politics of historical memory; (2) peace and conflict management in East Asia, with special focus on China’s rise and its impact on regional peace and security; (3) foreign-domestic linkage in Chinese politics and foreign relations. His recent projects investigate China’s disputes with its neighbors, such as the dispute with Japan and the South China Sea disputes.

Dr. Wang is the author of the Columbia University Press book Never Forget National Humiliation: Historic Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations. This book received International Studies Association’s The Yale H. Ferguson Award which “recognizes the book that most advances the vibrancy of international studies as a pluralist discipline.” The Japanese version of the book was published in Japan in May 2014. He is also the co-editor of a new book, Clash of National Identities: China, Japan and the East China Sea Territorial Dispute (The Wilson Center, 2013).  

Dr. Wang has published journal articles and book chapters in various peer-reviewed publications, including: International Studies Quarterly, International Negotiation, Asian Survey, Asia Policy, History and Memory, Journal of Contemporary China and Wilson Quarterly. He is regular contributor of op-ed articles in national and international media, such as The New York Times, TIME, The National Interest and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore). He writes a bi-weekly foreign policy op-ed column in The Diplomat

As a researcher and a practitioner, Dr. Wang regularly conducts conflict resolution trainings and acts as a facilitator in several interactive conflict resolution dialogue programs between participants of China-Japan, China-Taiwan, and U.S.-China in recent years. 

Curriculum Vitae »


  • Ph.D., Conflict Resolution, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • M.A., Peace Studies, University of Bradford
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Cross-cultural Communication, Peking University

Academic Distinctions

  • Research of the Year Award, School of Diplomacy & International Relations, Seton Hall University, April 2014.
  • University Research Council (URC) Summer Stipend and Research Grant Award, Seton Hall University, 2014.
  • The Yale H. Ferguson Award, the “Best Book of the Year” award for Never Forget National Humiliation (Columbia University Press, 2012), International Studies Association-Northeast, December 2013.
  • Global Fellow, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., August 2013.



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Room 101A
McQuaid Hall


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