The Yenching Global Symposium is a fully-funded three-day conference that brings together scholars and professionals from different fields and across generations with a common interest in China. For 2020’s YGS, the conference theme is Sino-Sustainability: Reimagining Global Solutions. The Symposium will focus on China’s interaction with the wider international community and how the two will redefine approaches to the world’s long-term sustainability challenges.
This conference will feature prominent international scholars and leading young professionals from a wide range of fields and will provide a highly focused, application-based experiential learning platform.
The Yenching Global Symposium is hosted by the Yenching Academy at Peking University, Beijing, China. There will be approximately 200 delegates at the Yenching Global Symposium from all over the world.
We welcome applications from anyone with strong leadership potential ready to participate in nuanced interdisciplinary discussions on questions surrounding China and global sustainability who meets the following criteria:
Born after January 1, 1990
Possesses, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in any field, at the time of application
Is available for the entirety of the conference, March 27 – 29, 2020 (and any required travel time to and from Beijing)
Has not participated in a previous Yenching Global Symposium or Yenching Social Innovation Forum
Is proficient in English
Holds a valid passport which does not expire within 6 months from February 2020
Bonus: Has participated in China-related activities – academic, voluntary, professional, or extracurricular