Vice-President, China Foundation for International Studies and Academic Changes; Professor of International Relations at the Institute for Strategic Studies; Member of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (former Director, Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University of China); Major General, retired (China)
General Pan joined the PLA in 1963, and served in the Department of the General Staff for over two decades, having different responsibilities. After 1986, he was Research fellow, Deputy Director, and Director at the Institute of Strategic Studies of the National Defense University (NDU) until the retirement in August 2001. General Pan was a graduate from Zhongshan University and the National Defense University, PLA, China respectively. He has extensive contacts abroad. He has been research fellow at a number of US universities, including the U.S. National Defense University (1987), Stanford University (1988-1989), and Harvard University (1999 and 2000 respectively). He is now Member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.