YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century (ATC)

Dates: July 28 - August 10, 2019

YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century (ATC) is designed to help young leaders gain a deeper understanding of the fastest growing region in the world today. Participants analyze the conditions that have promoted or impeded growth and development in Asia and explore the unique social, political, and economic challenges that countries face as they continue to develop. At the international level, participants look closely at Asia’s increasing engagement with the rest of the world and its impact on the global political landscape.

ATC is a great fit if you are intrigued by any of the following (or related) questions:

  • What strategies can be implemented to address inequalities that result from fast-paced development?
  • How do population demographics (aging population, rise of a new middle class, etc.) impact economic growth in Asia and around the world?
  • What are the environmental costs of development and how can countries minimize these costs while maintaining strong economic growth?
  • How might countries in Asia cooperate to promote their own national agendas?
  • What are some innovative ideas and technologies that have originated in Asia and how might they influence the rest of the world?

Drawing inspiration from YYGS’s long-established and highly-regarded sessions on Yale’s campus, ATC is administered by the Yale Center Beijing and hosted in the Center’s state of the art facilities in Beijing, China. Yale University serves as the Center’s knowledge partner and provides education consulting services to Yale Center Beijing to design the Beijing session’s unique content. 

Learn more about our past 2018 YYGS-Beijing Lecture Speakers