Currently Vice President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Dean of Yenching Academy, and Professor at the School of International Studies at Peking University. She is also the Director of the Center for American Studies at Peking University. She had been senior visiting scholar at the Carter Center, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.
Yuan Ming was a member of CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) from 1998 to 2012 and also a member of its Foreign Relations Committee. She sits on the Board of a number of institutions in China. She was also the trustee of the Asia Society in New York (1998-2004). In 2004, she joined the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. In 2007, she joined the Board of the United Nations Foundation.