Bryna Goodman is a professor of Chinese history at the University of Oregon. Professor Goodman received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MA and PhD from Stanford University. She has been awarded fellowships from ACLS, the National Endowment for
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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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
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
Qian is the Deputy Director of The Economist Group’s research arm—The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Under her leadership, the EIU’s Access China service has expanded into a global team of analysts covering China’s 31 provinces and 287 key prefectures. She
Lars Ulrik Thom is a historian and writer based in Beijing. He studied sinology and Chinese language at universities in Copenhagen, Kunming and Beijing. He regularly speaks on the history of modern China and is the co-author of a Danish travel guide to Beijing.Thom is also the co-founder