Please join Young China Watchers – Washington, DC, for the second installment of a speaker series this March highlighting experts at the nexus of China and global women’s issues.

On March 14, YCW will host Laura Stone, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for China, Mongolia and Taiwan, for a conversation about U.S. policy towards China and her experience serving as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer over the past two decades.

Young China Watchers – Washington, DC, events strictly abide by Chatham House Rules to promote a more honest and frank discussion. We thank you in advance for respectfully refraining from attributing any remarks.

A few additional notes

Please note that YCW is seeking a new Head of Social Media to refresh and drive our social media strategy. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the YCW community, and work alongside dynamic young professionals for a global organization. Details here
Please note an open position supporting the China Power Project at CSIS
Lastly, please note the upcoming Asan Special Forum. Details here

We invite Laura Stone, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for China and Mongolia, U.S. State Department to discuss.

Laura Stone
Laura Stone is currently the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), U.S. Department of State. She is responsible for policy related to China, Mongolia, and Taiwan.

Previously, she served as the Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, Director of the Economic Policy Office in EAP, and Economic Counselor in Hanoi. In addition, Ms. Stone has served three tours in Beijing as well as tours in Bangkok, the Public Affairs Bureau, the Pentagon Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Ms. Stone received the Cordell Hull Award for Economic Achievement by Senior Officers in 2015.

Ms. Stone received a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. She speaks Chinese.

Washington D.C. – U.S. Policy in China and the Foreign Service with Laura Stone [Wednesday, March 14]