Dr. Wenran Jiang is Special Advisor on China to the US and Canada based Energy Council. He is the Founding Director (2005-08) and Inaugural Mactaggart Research Chair (2008-11) of the China Institute, associate professor of political science at the University of Alberta, and a Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Traveling to all continents with field research, Dr. Jiang has written extensively on the rise of China and its impact on the Chinese political economy and the rest of the world, with a major focus on the shifting balance of power in the global economy, international finance and energy and resource sectors. He is the Project Director of Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum and its annual conference since 2004. He was invited to co-chair Alberta Environment’s Task Force on Asia in the fall of 2011. The author of The Dragon Returns: Canada in China’s Quest for Energy Security, Dr. Jiang is currently completing a book on energy security and Chinese foreign policy.