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William Yuen Yee

Columbia University

William Yuen Yee, from Los Angeles, California, is a junior at Columbia University studying political science and East Asian languages and cultures. Yee was previously awarded the U.S. Department of State’s CLS and NSLI-Y Scholarships to study in China and Taiwan. He conducts research on U.S.-China relations and international law for professor Thomas Christensen at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He also serves as a research intern for the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he previously worked for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat. His interests include Chinese foreign policy, law, and journalism.