Dingding Chen (陈定定) is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau where he teaches Chinese Politics and International Relations. His current research interests include China's foreign policy, East Asian security, human rights in international relations, International Relations theory, and legal reforms in China. His dissertation, “Transformation from within: Chinese Agency and International Human Rights Norms”, examines how and why changes in China’s human rights policy have taken place since 1978 by focusing on both international and domestic factors. In 2005-06, he was a visiting instructor in Government Department at Dartmouth College. Dingding Chen was affiliated with the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University during his tenure as a CWP Fellow. Dr. Chen holds a B.A. in International Economics, Renmin University of China, China and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.