Andrew Boyceread bio
Andrew is an athlete, lawyer, entrepreneur and aspiring policy-maker. He studied politics at the University of California, Berkeley where he was a member of the Division 1 Varsity Water Polo Team. He also studied law at Cambridge University, where he was awarded a "Blue" - one of the University's most prestigious sporting awards. He was born in New Zealand and grew up in Hong Kong, where he attended the Chinese International School. Andrew has represented Hong Kong as a swimmer and water polo player, and has played in the Chinese National Games. He currently lives in London where he is training as a lawyer. He has previously worked at the World Bank, and co-founded a startup that focuses on using technology to support legal aid and access to justice issues in Southeast Asia. Andrew hopes to conduct research on Chinese law and society, in particular, by examining the impact of law and policy on development outcomes.
Beba Cibralicread bio
Beba Cibralic is a graduate of Wellesley College who spent her junior year abroad studying at the University of Oxford. She is from Sydney, Australia, but has roots in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She completed a double major in Philosophy and Political Science, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha. She wrote a thesis in philosophy on applying Just War Theory to the U.S.'s strategy in fighting ISIL/Daesh, has published on humanitarian intervention, and has presented at academic conferences in both the UK and in the U.S. on topics in ethics and political theory. She is passionate about language learning, and is on her way to becoming fluent in Russian and Spanish. Her concentration at the Yenching Academy is in Politics and International Relations. She is specifically interested in the history of Chinese diplomacy, U.S.-China relations, and contemporary political philosophy in China.
Sam Hallread bio
Sam Hall is an Australian who graduated from the University of Sydney with majors in Chinese Studies, Economics, and Quantitative Analytics. During and following the completion of his undergraduate degree, Sam lived, worked, travelled and studied in various locations across China. Above all, however, it is language and literature that are his most abiding passions. At the Yenching Academy, Sam has intensively studied post-socialist Chinese fiction and Chinese literary theory. In the future, Sam hopes to pursue doctoral studies in Chinese literature and continue to explore the ways in which Chinese literature, theory, and history are entangled.