YGS Announces First Round of Speakers for 2018

Yenching Academy’s flagship event, The Yenching Global Symposium (YGS), is excited to announce the names of several speakers confirmed to attend the four-day event held on Peking University’s historic campus in Beijing during April 12th through 15th of 2018. Every year, YGS welcomes prominent Chinese and international scholars with a noted passion for China in their work and research, along with leading professionals from a wide range of fields to speak to the young minds who will converge at the symposium.

Kicking off the Symposium at the Belt and Road Keynote address will be Li Shan, CEO of the Silk Road Finance Corporation, whose leadership experience with global financial institutions and major Chinese banks spans more than 20 years.

Speakers on the Arts and Culture panel include Han Yi, a multiple award-winning film producer and former anchor and news reporter for the Sichuan Provincial TV Station and China Central Television; Kaiser Kuo, former director for international communications at Baidu and a Chinese American freelance writer renowned for the Sinica Podcast; Alec Ash, a British writer and editor residing in Beijing and the author of the new book “Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China”; and Daniel A. Bell, the Dean of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University and professor at Tsinghua University.

Speakers on the Women panel include Ching Tien, the founder and President of Educating Girls of Rural China; Virginia Tan, the founder and President of Lean In China; and Julie Broussard, the outgoing China Programme Director for UN Women. 

Discussing topics in technology include Andrea Zorzetto, a Digital Policy advisor and former civil servant for the UK government, and Danit Gal, a Yenching Scholar and International Strategic Advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University.

Dialoguing on the Economy panel are Hannah Ryder, a former head of policy and partnerships for the United Nations Development Programme in China, and Alicia Giron, the former President of the International Association for Feminist Economics and a member of the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment of the United Nations. Wrapping up this impressive lineup of thought leaders and experts at the Symposium’s Closing Keynote address will be Cindy Mi, the founder and CEO of VIPKID- an education technology company.

This year’s Symposium not only includes professional panels, hands-on activities, and cultural workshops, but also site visits, cultural immersion programming, and an inaugural concert featuring local Chinese artists. 

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2018年“全球青年中国论坛”公布第一批演讲嘉宾

本届“全球青年中国论坛”邀请了众多嘉宾与会,他们将围绕科技、经济、创业、艺术、文化和社会等主题展开深入探讨。

丝路金融公司首席执行官李山将在“一带一路”专题研讨会上发表主题演讲,他在国内外金融行业有着20余年的工作经验。

“艺术与文化”专题发言人包括:多次荣获中央电视台和四川电视台奖项的电影制片人、前主播兼新闻记者韩毅,驻华美国自由撰稿人、以“播客”闻名的作家、百度国际媒体公关前总监郭怡广(Kaiser Kuo),英国作家、《愿望灯笼:新中国的年轻人》作者Alec Ash,山东大学政治学与公共管理学院院长贝淡宁(Daniel A. Bell)教授。

乡村女学生教育基金会创办人兼总裁田青青(Ching Tien),励媖中国的创始人兼总裁Virginia Tan和联合国妇女署中国项目主任Julie Broussard,将做客“女性”专题参与讨论。

“科技”专题讨论邀请到了英国政府数字政策顾问、前政府公务员Andrea Zorzetto,燕京学堂学生Danit Gal,她同时也是清华大学iCenter的国际战略顾问。

中国联合国开发计划署政策和伙伴关系前负责人Hannah Ryder,国际女性经济学协会前主席、联合国增强妇女经济权益署高级别小组成员Alicia Giron 将出席“经济”专题讨论。

在研讨会的闭幕式中,教育技术公司VIPKID的创始人兼首席执行官米雯娟(Cindy Mi)将进行主题演讲。

今年的研讨会不仅包括专业小组讨论、文化工坊、实地调研等活动外,还首次邀请中国艺术家举办一场中国传统音乐会,与中外嘉宾一起共享华美乐章。

我们非常期待在四月的燕园与他们相聚,聆听关于中国的思考和声音。“全球青年中国论坛”期待您的关注!

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