Climate Change & the Present: A Dialogue With 2023 Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow Dr. Binbin Wang

Friday, June 30, 2023

This event is part of the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium. Light refreshments are served to facilitate meaningful networking and conversations.


Event Time

Friday, June 30, 2023


6:30 pm-7:00 pm

Discussion and Q&A

7:00 pm-8:30 pm


Yale Center Beijing
36th Floor Tower B of IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing (Yong'anli Subway Station, Exit C)


Registration and Fees

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Ticket: RMB 60 for Yale alumni and participants of past Yale Center Beijing programs; RMB 80 for regular admission.

Walk-ins will not be accepted.



The language of the event will be Chinese.

Note: Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.



The Event

The World Fellows Program is Yale University’s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale’s ongoing commitment to internationalism. The mission of the World Fellows Program is to enable extraordinary individuals, from across the globe and from diverse disciplines, to increase their capacity to make the world a better place. The program is the heart of the International Leadership Center, housed within the Jackson School of Global Affairs. Each year, the University selects 16 individuals from a highly competitive applicant pool for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training. This cohort brings the total number of World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to over 400 Fellows, representing 96 countries.

Dr. Binbin Wang, a social scientist and climate activist, who has tracked the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) process since 2009 as a trusted witness, passionate advocate, creative expert, and multi-talented practitioner, is a 2023 World Fellow and the sole 2023 World Fellow from China. On June 30, she will share her insights and outlook on our world order, the climate crisis and the pressing need to save our planet, as well as her life's journey, from Antarctica and beyond.





Binbin Wang

Executive Secretary-General, Global Alliance of Universities on Climate

Binbin Wang is a climate activist and social scientist. A stubborn optimist, she has tracked the UNFCCC process since 2009 as a trusted witness, passionate advocate, creative expert, and multi-talented practitioner. She offers extensive expertise on global climate governance and policy, nature-based solutions, strategic communication, and multi-stakeholder cooperation between government, NGO, media, business and academia. Her monograph about China’s green transition was published by Springer Nature and received a nomination at the China New Development Awards in 2022. She is now the Executive Secretary General of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) and sit in the core leadership team of Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University. Because of her outstanding leadership in the field, Binbin was selected as a member of Homeward Bound, a worldwide female leadership program, and visited Antarctica in 2019 with 90 female scientists from 28 countries. As a well-respected influencer and super connecter, she is now accelerating bottom-up actions and joint efforts between China and the world toward the global net-zero transition.


The Moderator




Carol Li Rafferty '00
Executive Director, Yale Center Beijing
Director of China, Office of International Affairs, Yale University
Assistant Dean, Yale School of Management


Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. the Yale Center Beijing is pleased to host the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium, which will convene thought leaders from all sectors who, in the spirit of Mr. Greenberg, play pivotal roles in building bridges among China, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

Mr. Greenberg has been a member of Yale Center Beijing’s Executive Council and retired as the Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG). In 2018, he was awarded the China Reform Friendship Medal.

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