Prof. Qiang Zhang is the Founding Director of the Innovation Center for Risk Governance at Beijing Normal University and the UNDP-China Risk & Resilience Innovation Project Lab (R+ Lab). Dr. Zhang serves as the Board Member of China Volunteer Service Federation (CVSF) and the Founding Vice President of China Chapter of TIEMS (The International Emergency Management Society).
Dr. Zhang is a leading expert for volunteering programmes co-organised by UNV and China and the EAG member for SWVR2018. His research focuses on public management and social governance, including risk reduction, humanitarian and sustainable development, and volunteering. He has conducted research or consultations for UNDP, UNESCO, UNV, UNOCHA, and public agencies in China, as well as lecturing widely on these subjects globally.
He received his PhD in Management from SPPM at Tsinghua University (2004), and was a Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar at Harvard (2011-2012).