Supervisor Prof. Chen Zhimin is the director of the Department of International Politics at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA). He is also affiliated with the Center for European Studies at Fudan University Shanghai. Prof. Chen was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University from 1996 to 1997, and previously taught at Queen's University, the University of Durham, and Lund University. His research interests cover international relations theory, diplomacy, Chinese foreign policy, and EU studies. His recent publications in Chinese include Foreign Policy Integration in the European Union: A mission impossible? and Subnational Governments and Foreign Affairs. Publications in English include Nationalism, Internationalism and Foreign Policy.