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
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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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
Professor Zhu Feng is Deputy Director at Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University. Professor Zhu Feng began his undergraduate studies at the Department of International Politics at Peking University in 1981 and received his PhD. from Peking University
Rory Medcalf is Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Rory’s professional background spans intelligence analysis, journalism and diplomacy. He has worked as a senior strategic analyst with the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s
David Dollar is Economic and Financial Emissary to China for the US Treasury. Dr. Dollar previously served as the Country Director for China and Mongolia at the World Bank, and has been based in Beijing since 2004. He has a