Dr. Evan Medeiros stepped down in summer 2015 after serving nearly six years as a key advisor on Asia in the White House National Security Council, including two years as the Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President for
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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David Kelly directs research for China Policy, a Beijing-based research and advisory company working across major policy fields. Heading up the geopolitics portfolio, David’s day job examines China’s record on going global, One Belt One Road and the export of domestic
Richard Bernstein studied Chinese history at Harvard before becoming one of the first American journalists to be stationed in the People’s Republic of China, opening the Time bureau in Beijing in 1980. He then spent twenty-five years as a staff
Daniel H. Rosen is a founding partner of Rhodium Group (RHG) and leads the firm’s work on China. Mr. Rosen is affiliated with a number of American thinktanks focused on international economics. He is also an adjunct associate professor at
Bryna Goodman is a professor of Chinese history at the University of Oregon. Professor Goodman received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MA and PhD from Stanford University. She has been awarded fellowships from ACLS, the National Endowment for