YCW New York held its inaugural event on Nov. 3 with Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, who spoke about China’s bolder foreign policy under Xi Jinping and the implications for US-Asia strategy. Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the former Director of Asia-Pacific Programs at the United States Institute for Peace. From 2008-2013, Kleine-Ahlbrandt
Kleine-Ahlbrandt worked as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that she worked for the United Nations for a decade where she focused on the African continent and served as Officer-in-Charge of the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Kleine-Ahlbrandt was seconded by the U.S. Department of State to the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, investigated genocide and other human rights violations for the United Nations in Rwanda (1994-1995), and worked with the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe.
Kleine-Ahlbrandt also serves on the Young China Watchers’ Board of Advisors.