Dr. Jun Liu is the Director of the Confucius Institute and the Associate Provost for International Initiatives at Georgia State University. Prior to this position, Liu was Professor and Head of the English Department, Director of the Confucius Institute, and Assistant Vice-Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Arizona. Liu has also held multiple leadership roles as an international educator. He served as Past President of TESOL International (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.), Vice President of ISCLT (International Society of Chinese Language Teaching), and Senior Advisor to “Hanban” (Office of the Chinese Language Council International). Liu has published extensively in the area of intercultural communication, communicative competence, and language education. He authored the book “Asian students’ classroom communication patterns in US universities” (Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2001), and co-authored “Studying in the United States” (Tsinghua University Press, 2007). Liu is well traveled and has given more than 60 plenary and invited speeches in more than 20 countries since 2000.