YGS International delegates are arriving in Beijing

Scholars selected from around the world will attend the inaugural Yenching Global Symposium, starting tomorrow March 24th.

Hosted by the Yenching Academy of Peking University (PKU), the inaugural Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) is a student-led, cross-generational two-day event, starting tomorrow (March 24th) at the Qiulin hall of the School of International Studies. The 192 delegates of the symposium, who hail from around 50 different countries and regions, are talented graduate students and accomplished young professionals from a wide range of fields. A quarter of them, who are coming from all five continents to attend the symposium, are arriving today in Beijing.

The opening ceremony of the first YGS will comprise of speeches from Laya Maheshwari, Chairman of YGS and a Yenching Scholar; Yuan Ming, Dean of the Yenching Academy; and Vice President Li Yansong, Peking University. "After months of hard work, the Yenching Global Symposium is finally here. The opening ceremony will be a grand showcase of the values of and the support behind the event", says Maheshwari. Following the inaugural session, distinguished speakers and panelists will lead seminars, keynote speeches, and interactive sessions about China’s impact on the world and the influence that the world has on China. 

For the complete list of speakers, please click here