Shelley Rigger is the Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Chair of Chinese Studies and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy at Davidson College. She has a PhD in Government from Harvard University and a BA in Public and International Affairs
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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Since 1989, Ted Plafker has been a Beijing-based foreign correspondent, covering all aspects of the ever-changing China story for a variety of publications, including the South China Morning Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, International Herald Tribune,
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
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