James McGregor is a senior counselor for APCO, author of the bestselling book ‘One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China’ and a veteran reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining APCO, he
YCW was founded in Beijing in 2009. As it is located in China's capital, the chapter has garnered strong interest from the diplomatic, business, academic and journalistic circles. YCW Beijing has hosted distinguished speakers including:
- Zhu Feng, professor of Peking University's School of International Studies and Executive Director of the Collaborative Innovation Center for South China Sea Studies at Nanjing University.
- Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group
- David Dollar, the former Economic and Financial Emissary to China for the US Treasury
- Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs of University of California, San Diego.
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Stephen Green is Head of Greater China Research at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to StanChart, Stephen was Head of the Asia Programme at London’s Chatham House. Stephen has a Ph.D. from LSE and completed undergraduate studies at Cambridge University. He
Kate Westgarth is a career diplomat, and has spent over ten years in China. She was previously Team Leader for the China Coordination Team at the UK Foreign Office, and a Visiting Scholar at the Academy of Marxism, under the
Kerry Brown is Head of Asia Programme at Chatham House. Kerry leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN), is a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, and was previously a British diplomat in
Professor Matthias is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies at American University and a Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a former consultant with the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of