Jan Melissen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in The Hague and Professor of Diplomacy at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and a CPD Faculty Fellow. After joining the Clingendael Institute in 2001, he held various management positions in research and training. Jan is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Charhar Institute, China´s leading non-governmental public diplomacy think tank. He has published four books on public diplomacy with Palgrave Macmillan, including the recently published Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia: Middle Powers in a Troubled Region (2015). He is co-author of two influential Clingendael Reports: Futures for Diplomacy (2012) and Diplomacy in the Digital Age (2015), and is the founding co-editor of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and editor of the Brill Diplomatic Studies series.