China Today: A Dinner with Yale-China's David Youtz

China Today: A Dinner with Yale-China's David Youtz
Sat, 10/29/2016 - 6:00pm

David YoutzDavid Youtz, executive director of the Yale-China Association, will be the guest lecturer at a special Yale Club of Southwestern Virginia dinner reception hosted in his honor in Roanoke on October 29, 2016. Following dinner David will speak to us on “China Today: The View from the Street,” after which he will be delighted to take our questions.

David, an engaging speaker who has an infectious enthusiasm about China, has over 25 years’ experience in Asian affairs, primarily in not-for profit organizations. Prior to coming to Yale last year, he was the senior consultant at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and earlier in his career he was Yale-China’s Field Staff Director in Hong Kong, where he worked with numerous recent Yale grads serving as ELIs (English Language Instructors) at various schools all over China.

The Yale-China Association itself was founded by Yale faculty and alumni in 1901 with the mission of contributing to the development of education in China, and knowledge about China in the United States, and to further understanding and cultural exchange between Chinese and American people. Certainly in today’s rapidly changing times, where China and the U.S. are both trading partners and political competitors dominating so much of the global economy, David will have enough material for a dozen after-dinner talks. We will look forward greatly to hearing his insights and experiences.

All Yale alumni, parents, students, friends and their guests are warmly welcome. Come and chat with Yale-China’s dynamic new leader, meet new friends, catch up with old ones, and hear about what’s really going on in China today!


Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. — Room open for reception and conversation, with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres

6:45 p.m. — Buffet dinner, followed by David’s presentation and Q&A from the audience

Where: North Cross School
4254 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018

At the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Electric Road (Route 419). When you pull off Colonial Avenue onto the campus, follow the blue balloons to our gathering site!

Admission: $50 per person

Includes a sumptuous buffet dinner featuring chicken, fish and vegetarian offerings, David’s talk, and two drink tickets.

To register: Please click here to register on-line and pay by credit card. (If you prefer to pay by check, click here for a registration form that you can print out and mail in.)

On-line registration closes at the end of the day on Friday, October 28th. After that payments may be made at the door on a space-available basis.

Questions? Please feel free to contact either of the following:
  • Malcolm Douglas ’65 at the Yale Club of Southwestern Virginia, (540) 986-8524
  • Bob Bonds ’71 at the Association of Yale Alumni, (203) 432‑1948