Founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted
Elmira Bayrasli is the author of From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, a book that looks at the rise of entrepreneurship globally. She is also the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and a professor at Bard College's Global and International Affairs program. She has lived in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina where she was the Chief Spokesperson for the OSCE Mission. From 1994-2000 she was presidential appointee at the U.S. State Department, working for Madeleine Albright and Richard Holbrooke, respectively. Elmira is a regular contributor on global entrepreneurship for Techcrunch. She also provides analysis on foreign policy, particularly on Turkey. Her work has appeared in Reuters, Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, Quartz, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times
Speech: Entrepreneurship & China
Chair-woman and President of China’s Wailian Overseas Consulting Group
Linda is the Founder, Chair and President of the Wailian Overseas Consulting Group – a
leader in overseas investment, education, and migration. Other positions she holds include Vice President, Chinese American Federation; Trustee, China Institute; Executive Director, Center For China and Globalization (CCG), and; Founder, National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China).
Speech: Value Creation, Educational Innovation and Social Responsibility
Partner and General Manager (North America) of College Daily Group
Susanna Chengcheng Niu is a partner and General Manager (North America) of College Daily Group. She joined College Daily Group in 2015 and focuses on developing the group into a new media operation platform covering publishing, advertisement, public relations.
Previously, Susanna worked at Public Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Affairs Research Center, and China Telecom (North America). She has published many op-eds and articles in the fields of international affairs, diplomacy, culture, research and education. She holds Master of Public Diplomacy degree from University of Southern California.
Speech: Challenges and Power of Women Entrepreneurs