Alexander Cooley is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York where he teaches international relations. He is the author of dozens of articles and four academic books. His most recent book, Great Games, Local Rules: The
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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Raffaello Pantucci is a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a London based think tank where his work looks at, among other things, China‘s relations to the West. His work has been featured in pubications like
Jo Lusby is Managing Director of Penguin North Asia. She joined the company in 2005 to establish Penguin’s China operation. Today, the company employs 30 people around the region, where Penguin acquires books for English language publication, establishes local language publishing partnerships, and imports
On May 20th, YCW Beijing hosted the third annual dinner with the Peterson Instistute for International Economics (PIIE) in the spectacular renovated Hutong house at Courtyard Institute. 20 diverse YCWers were joined by a PIIE delegation led by renowned China
Paul Procee works as the Lead Urban Specialist at the World Bank office in China. An environmental engineer with more than 15 years of experience in urban environmental and infrastructure management, he joined the World Bank in 1999 and has