Antonia Chapman is a junior at Brown University pursuing a dual degree in Economics and East Asian Studies. Antonia first visited China during her sophomore year of high school, and since then has enjoyed traveling extensively through China. Antonia spent a summer studying fifth year Chinese at the Harvard Beijing Academy, as well as nine months studying at the IUP Program at Tsinghua University. Antonia plans to pursue a career in finance after graduation, and is most interested in topics concerning the Chinese economy and international finance.
Awele Utomi is a 19-year-old sophomore at Howard University studying Chemistry and double minoring in Biology and Math. He is part of the COAS Honors program, an Alain Locke Scholar and a member of the Knights Fraternity Incorporated. Awele is passionate about health policies and atmospheric chemistry research in Africa. In the future, he hopes to do his Masters in China to study how China plans to solve its pollution problem in its developing cities and use those solutions in fast-growing cities in developing countries. He plans to apply Chinese policies in developing his home country. He is from Nigeria.
Chen is a double master student majoring in International Politics and European Integration in Fudan University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As a volunteer ambassador in Fudan University, Chen has previously worked at a NGO in Guatemala with Social Entrepreneur Corps field professionals, led an undergraduate group to teach local students in Tibet, participated in the Euro-BRICS young leaders platform in Paris and Future Political Leaders Association in Beijing. She had internship experience in Fortune Holding Group in Australia, DIAGEO baileys marketing group and New Oriental School in Shanghai. She is also a research assistant in BRICS center, Taiwan Research Center and Center for American study in Fudan University.
Crystal Liu was born and raised in Beijing, China. She currently studies political science and economics at Vanderbilt University. Her debate career in both China and the U.S. led her to pursue a study on comparative U.S.-China politics and U.S.-China relations. Crystal interned at Brookings John. L. Thornton China Center last summer and helped Senior Fellow Cheng Li prepare for Brookings China Thinkers Series. Inspired by the concept of bringing more Chinese thinkers to America, Crystal initiated Vanderbilt China Talk Series to create more China dialogues on campus. Crystal has also been an intern for One-Edu. She has been mentoring Chinese students on social research projects and promoting leadership courses in Chinese high schools. She is now doing research on China’s legal reform for her political science honor thesis.
I am a sophomore at Brown University from Brooklyn, NY majoring in international relations with a regional focus on China. At Brown I am a panel organizer for the Brown China Summit and a staff writer for the Brown Daily Herald. I spent last summer in Changchun, Jilin studying Chinese and eating shaokao. I have also studied Chinese in the US for six years and worked in a Sichuan restaurant for two. I am very interested in political theory, and am especially excited to discuss notions of statehood, sovereignty, and the international system. Outside of class, I like cooking, biking, looking at maps, and playing guitar.
Erik Tyan (Gaochang Tian) is a currently sophomore in Renmin University of China, born and raised in China. He speaks Chinese, English and French and is about to study in France this autumn. He majors in Economics, and he is General Secretary of RUCMUN (MUN of Renmin University), who is curious about everything new, and always on the road of discovery. Participating and Organizing the activities like TEDx and MUN give him the sense of responsibility. Two times of opportunities to visit the United States offer him a new horizon to see US-china relationship. In his free time, he likes hiking, cycling and traveling. He is easygoing and very kind. He enjoys meeting new friends and hanging out. Life is worth challenging for him.
Shi Feng is a first-year graduate student in Fudan University, major in international public policy. He got his bachelor degree in 2016 in Wuhan University, major in public affairs management, especially on the field of public health. His major study interests focus on international relations, US-China relation and Chinese political culture. He has joined the joint seminar among Fudan University、the University of Tokyo、Keio University and Yonsei University for several times, and given brief academic presentations about international relations and geopolitics issues in East Asia.
HE HUI is a postgraduate student majoring in International Politics at Fudan University and pursuing a Master’s Degree in Law. She can speak four languages. Apart from her native language Chinese, she has a good command of English and French. And she can speak Korean, too. She spend her last semester in Korea University to study International Conflicts and Conflicts Management. She is particularly interested in US-China cooperation on global policy issues and European Studies. She published the paper entitled On the Reform of France’s National Security System in the New Century in the periodical Contemporary International Relations. Besides, she is also devoted to extracurricular activities. She used to be a volunteer in the Red Cross in China.
Joan is a sophomore pursuing a distinguished major in Global Studies – Security & Justice at the University of Virginia. She hails from New Jersey and gained her interests in Chinese Affairs after her recent trips to teach English in Taiwan and China. Her main interests lie in media regulations, diplomatic policy, and US-China relations At U.Va, Joan is Vice-President of the Minority Rights Coalition, a Residential Advisor, student researcher, and harpist in the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. On the side, she also enjoys hiking, trying new food, and adventuring while hoping to not get too lost.
Johnny Kim is a junior at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, studying the intersection of international affairs and finance as a Global Business Fellow. While his coursework has mostly engaged topics in business, economics, strategy, and finance, he recognizes public policy as a vital piece in international development and peacemaking. His interest in US-China relations began when he was a student at Princeton In Beijing (PIB) over the summer of 2015, the summer after which he completed a similar program in Taipei. This June, Johnny will begin work at Barclays as an investment banking summer analyst.
Kaibo Wang is a Master’s student majoring in international politics and international business at New York University. Kaibo focuses on US-China relations, Chinese foreign policy and China’s oversea investments. He has conducted research in Wikistrat, Renmin University of China and China Institute of International Studies. His articles were published by People’s Daily, Chinese Literature and History and Youth Digest. Kaibo is currently the chairman of Tianxia International Institute at Hillhouse Academy (wechat: gaolipingtianxia), the first student-run online think tank on international relations in China. With about 15,000 subscribers, its articles have been read more than 500,000 times.
Kangkyu (David) Lee is a second-year graduate student at Georgetown University where he is pursuing a Master of Arts in Asian Studies at the School of Foreign Service with a concentration in politics and security. He was a recipient of the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship for a year-long study and research at Osaka University. David is currently working as a research intern at the East-West Center. During his time at Georgetown, David formerly worked as teaching assistant to Dr. Victor Cha. He has also interned at the National Committee on North Korea and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior, he worked as a research assistant at Osaka University and as a editorial assistant for Dezan Shira & Associates in Shanghai. David ultimately plans on pursuing a PhD after graduating.
Ganesh Bo is a Global Business and Mathematics double major and an international student from Burma. He is now wrapping up his senior year at the University of Redlands. He usually spends his pastime reading science fiction and mystery novels. While studying at the University of Redlands, he also took advantage of the study abroad program and spent a semester in China and a semester in the U.K. Through these experiences he became increasingly interested in global issues, especially those in common with Burma. Having studied in both countries, he wishes to better understand the history behind US-China relations as well as the current relations.
Lynn Lee is a senior at Georgetown University majoring in International Politics. Having grown up in South Korea, China and the U.S., she fluently speaks Korean, Mandarin, English and French. Lynn has always been interested in security in Northeast Asia and has conducted research on China's rising nationalism and North Korea's nuclear discourse. She wishes to pursue an academic career and contribute to peaceful unification in the Korean Peninsula one day. Lynn is excited to pursue a Master's degree in China Studies at Peking University as one of the Yenching Scholars this coming fall.
My name is Manqi Zhao，a girl from China. I am a freshman of Shanghai International Studies University and interested in Chinese traditional culture and international relationship problems. Honored to participate in the forum, hope to learn more from you.
Michael Ly graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in May 2016, with majors in East Asian Studies and Foreign Affairs. His involvements there included the Center for American English Language and Culture, China Dialogue Dinners, the International Relations Organization, and the Raven Society. Moreover, Michael has experience interning with the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the House of Representatives as well as studying in Shanghai and Xi’an. His interests lie in China’s ethnic minorities, particularly the Tibetans and Uyghurs; human rights; Sino-Vietnamese relations; and the South China Sea. Michael hopes to join the Foreign Service and is excited to be a Global Governance Forum 2017 participant.
Michaela is an undergraduate student at DePaul University, Chicago, Il, majoring in China Studies and Anthropology, with a minor in Museum Studies and Art History. She has studied Mandarin for seven years. Michaela studied abroad in China with NSLI-Y summer of 2015, and Confucius Institute summer of 2012. She currently works in Chicago's Chinatown as a tour guide and at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Olivia Negus is a senior at the University of Virginia double-majoring in Economics and Chinese and is particularly interested in international trade. She has also spent a summer studying at Fudan University in Shanghai. On campus, Olivia serves as the student member of the Institute of World Languages, volunteers as an ESL teaching assistant, has been on the Leadership Team for Project Pengyou, and has served on College Council as the representative for the Chinese department. In addition to her involvement in the international and language communities, Olivia is very passionate about community service and the arts. She is an executive board member for Alternative Spring Break, interned for the Virginia Film Festival, and DJs her own radio show. In her free time Olivia loves going to concerts as well as rowing, hiking, and skiing.
Shirine Loghmanian is currently an office manager at A&H LLC, a real estate investment firm in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated with honors from The University of Virginia with a degree in Psychology and minor in Foreign Affairs. When not at the office, Shirine enjoys petting any dog that happens to be walking past her on the sidewalk. She plans to attend law school this year and credits her Iranian-Armenian background as a major influence in her interest in international and comparative law.
Susan Radov is a sophomore majoring in Cultural Anthropology and minoring in Chinese Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. On campus, she leads the Penn Political Coalition and Penn Environmental Group and plans events for the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity. She became fascinated by Chinese in middle school and has immersed herself in its language, history, politics, and culture ever since. Specifically, she is interested in how NGOs, environmental stances, and human rights shape diplomatic ties between the U.S. and China. Combining her passion for legislation and policy, Susan hopes to pursue International Law, with a focus on China. She is thrilled to participate in this year's U.S.-China Global Governance Forum!
Lang Tianqi is a master degree candidate major in International Public Policy from Fudan University, Shanghai. During her time at School of International Affair and Public Administration in Fudan University, she worked closely with New Development bank, a multilateral development bank to assist in cooperative strategy formalizing and implement. As an research assistant Tianqi has participated in various international conference related to cyberspace governance and presented her essays in trilateral forum in Japan last winter. She is also enthusiasm about voluntary work. She contributed over 300 hours in voluntary work during her college. She's a moviegoer and enjoy travelling and ice hockey in her leisure time.
Tingwei Yang is currently an undergraduate student in Shanghai International Studies University, majoring in Translation and Interpretation. She minors in Law in East China University of Political Science and Law in an intercollege studying programme. Interested in history and politics, she began to write novels based on historical background when she was in high school and was selected The Best 36 in “The Next” novel writing competition. She enjoys reading almost all kinds of books in spare time.
My name is Tongxu Cai. I am a 4th year Foreign Affairs major at University of Virginia. My study has been concentrating on the Sino-U.S. relations and history. I hope to pursue a career of journalism, especially in the field of the communication between China and the U.S.
Xinyi Zhan is a graduate student majoring in Public Administration in the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University. Her research interests including public policy, Chinese government and politics, global governance etc. Xinyi has conducted research on China’s local governments reform, and is now preparing for further studies. Spring 2015, she studied in Germany for one semester as an exchange student, and observed various forms of public participation and everyday resistance in Europe, which helped her to have a deeper understanding of European politics. Apart from the academic research, Xinyi is the vice-president of student union and also a member of debate team and actively involved in organizing debate competition.
Yalun Feng is a junior studying environmental and political science at Vanderbilt University. Originally from Wuhan, he received his pre-college education in China and went to Tsinghua University in Beijing during freshman year.
Yalun is very enthusiastic about environment and energy governance in the U.S. and China. Last summer, he interned at Solar Electric Light Fund in Washington D.C. and went on a research trip to investigate the solar industry in China with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. As a startup entrepreneur, Yalun founded Leaves Plates Company to promote a sustainable South Asian tradition – biodegradable leaves plates – in the U.S. market.
Yanqi Luo is currently a second-year PhD student in Fudan University, China, majored in international politics. Yanqi is interested in theories of international politics, particularly constructivism and political psychology, political culture and global arms transfers. Her current studies are about U.S. arms transfers to Asian Pacific countries.
Yanqi participated in a variety of extra-curriculum activities, she served as vice-president of Student Union in her undergraduate school—Xiamen University. She was also selected as the representative of her graduate school—China Foreign Affairs University, to attend the 2013 London International Model United Nations.
Yash Johri is a Senior in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies with a focus on China, South East Asia and India from the lens of international law, foreign policy as well as politics. Yash is also minoring in Mandarin (Chinese), and has attained proficiency. His research interests span from the South China Sea issue to China’s current involvement in Afghanistan. Upon graduating he plans to return to India to attend law school.
Yash is also the a founding member of the Georgetown University India Initiative and is the founding editor of GU India Ink, a blog dedicated to covering policy and politics issues related to India from Washington D.C.
Yunqing Zhuang (Jane) is a junior International Politics major student at Fudan University, whose main focus is economic public policies. She went to University of California—Berkeley last semester for exchange, from which she had a deeper insight of the American society and Sino-US relations; thus she wants to have more communication with peers all over the world at the Global Governance Forum this year. Jane is now doing internship at American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai under the department of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibilities. At her leisure, she enjoys various hobbies including music, dance, travelling, photography, watching tennis matches, etc.