Yawei Liu (刘亚伟) is the director of the China Program at The Carter Center. He became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2014. He is the associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta and an adjunct professor of Political Science at Emory University. He co-authored Obama: The Man Who Will Change America (Chinese language, 2008). He is the founding editor of www.chinaelections.org, which went online in 2002. Other websites he founded and oversees include www.uscnpm.org (English) and www.uscnpm.com (Chinese). Since 2012, he has organized an annual forum on U.S.-China relations, which alternates between China and the US. He currently leads a project to examine the impact of the rise of China on developing countries and to promote US-China collaboration in African countries. Yawei earned his B.A in English literature from Xian Foreign Languages Institute (1982), M.A. in recent Chinese history from the University of Hawaii (1989) and Ph.D. in American History from Emory University (1996).