Neville Mars is Chief Architect for MARS Architects and founder of the Dynamic City Foundation. He is author of ‘The Chinese Dream: A Society Under Construction’, and has an interest in the unfulfilled promise of environmental sustainability in China’s urbanization
YCW launched its second chapter in Shanghai in 2010. As China's financial capital, YCW Shanghai has tapped many experts covering China's economy and financial sector, as well as urbanization. Our speakers have included:
- Jonathan Woetzel, Director of McKinsey & Company, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute in Asia and Co-Chair Urban China Initiative
- Shen Dingli, Vice Dean of the Institute of International Affairs of Fudan University
- The Honorable Ken Jarrett, former US Consul General in Shanghai
YCW Shanghai has co-sponsored many of its events with the Hopkins China Forum, organized by The Johns Hopkins University and its affiliated alumni associations worldwide. Our partner has brought in visiting professors from leading policy graduate program, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins.
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Shanghai – ‘The Australian Resources Boom: Blessing or Curse in Disguise?’ with Clinton Dines, Former CEO of BHP Billiton China. Held in conjunction with the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative.
Clinton Dines is Executive Chairman of Caledonia Asia. He was previously President and CEO of BHP Billiton China.
Shanghai – ‘Western Media Bias about China?’ with Professor Liu Kang of Duke University and Jiaotong University, and David Barboza of The New York Times. Held in conjunction with the Hopkins China Forum.
Liu Kang is a Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, and Dean of the Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Liu is best-known for his bestselling 1996 book Demonizing China (妖魔化中国的背
Shanghai – ‘Confucianism & Politics in China’ with Professor Daniel Bell of Tsinghua University. Held in conjunction with the Hopkins China Forum.
Daniel A. Bell is professor of ethics and political philosophy and director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Philosophy at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also Zhiyuan Chair Professor of Arts and Humanities, Shanghai Jiaotong University. He