ACYD Alumni

Tim Watts: 'Bringing people together': identity, racism and an Asian-Australian family

In a new book, Labor’s Tim Watts takes a political and personal look at Australia’s great achievement – ‘outgrowing its beginnings’. Tim Watts was a delegate of ACYD 2015.

Meet Elva Zhang | International education: broadening Australia's horizons

Meet Elva Zhang | International education: broadening Australia's horizons

Meet Elva Zhang. Originally from China, Elva is an Australian-qualified lawyer with a Master of Laws from Geneva, Switzerland. Elva thrives in multinational environment and her international experience proves to be a huge asset in the business world. Elva was also a delegate of ACYD 2014 and has been a long time contributor to the dialogue since.



Featured Young China Watcher – Neil Thomas

Neil Thomas is a Research Associate at MacroPolo at the Paulson Institute, where he works on Chinese politics and international political economy. Neil previously worked for The Australian National University, both as a Morrison Scholar at the Australian Centre on China in the World and as a Research Project Officer at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He has also spent time at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Danwei Media, and The Texas Tribune, and has written for various publications. Neil holds a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.