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
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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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
Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is Northeast Asia Project Director and China Advisor, International Crisis Group. Stephanie’s areas of expertise include the international politics of East Asia, China’s foreign policy, US-China relations, and Sub-Saharan Africa. From 2006-2007, she was an International Affairs Fellow
Steven W. Lewis, Ph.D., is the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow and faculty adviser for the Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer in D.C. Policy Research Internship Program. He is also a professor in the practice and an associate director of
François Godement is Professor of political science at Sciences Po in Paris, Director for strategy of Asia Centre, also in Paris, Senior policy fellow of the European Council on Foreign relations, and non resident Senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment