Beijing

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.

[Photo credit: Jens Schott Knudsen]
 
 


Beijing – ‘Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China’ with Nicholas R. Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Beijing – ‘Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China’ with Nicholas R. Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Nicholas Lardy is the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He joined the Institute in March 2003 from the Brookings Institution, where he was a senior fellow from 1995 until 2003. Before Brookings, he

Beijing – ‘China’s Growing Role in South Asia’ with David Sedney, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia

Beijing – ‘China’s Growing Role in South Asia’ with David Sedney, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia

David Sedney was  the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia (2009-2013). He has extensive China experience from his time as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia (2007-2009) and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (2004-2007). Sedney is currently