Yee-Fui Ng

Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University

Yee-Fui researches in the areas of political integrity and the law, as well as the interaction between public law and politics. She is particularly interested in the influences on the contemporary Executive, such as ministerial advisers, the media and lobby groups, which has led to reactive government decision-making and policy-making.

She has conducted commissioned research in multidisciplinary teams on local government democracy, the regulation of political lobbying, as well as parliamentary integrity systems.

Yee-Fui was awarded the Monash Silver Jubilee Postgraduate Research Scholarship, as the highest ranking PhD applicant in the University, as well as the Monash Postgraduate Law Dean's Award, as the top-ranking PhD applicant in the Monash Law Faculty. Her forthcoming book 'Ministerial Advisers in Australia: The Modern Legal Context' will be published by Federation Press as a finalist for the Holt Prize.

Dr Ng is a Victorian Convenor of the Electoral Regulation Research Network. She has previously worked as a Policy Adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, a Senior Legal Adviser at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, as well as a Manager at the Victorian Department of Justice. Yee-Fui has also practised as a solicitor at top tier law firms in Melbourne, London and Canberra. She has researched and taught at the Australian National University and Monash University.



Yu Keping

Yu Keping is the Chair of Politics, Professor and Dean at the School of Government, Peking University, Beijing, former Deputy President of the Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, and founding Director of PKU Research Centre for Chinese Politics. His major fields include political philosophy, comparative politics, globalization, civil society, governance and politics in China. Among his many books are Essays on Modernizing State Governance (Beijing, 2015), Globalization and Changes in China’s Governance (2013), Governance and Rule of Law in China(ed., 2012) and Democracy is a Good Thing (2010).

As a leading intellectual and advocate of democratic governance in China, Professor Yu has a number of honorary titles at many universities and was selected as one of the “30 most influential figures in the past 30 years since the reform in China” in 2008 and ranked in the “2011 Global Top 100 Thinkers” by Foreign Policy in the US. Recently, Professor Yu was selected as the “Most Influential Scholar of 2015” by the Chinese News Weekly.



Yuan Liao

Assistant Professor, Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra

Yuan Liao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE. She holds a PhD in International Business from Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University and an MPhil in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining IESE, Prof. Liao was a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Management at University of New South Wales, Australia. She has taught at Simon Fraser University and Justice Institute of British Columbia in Canada. At IESE, Prof. Liao teaches courses on leadership and cross-cultural management in MBA, global executive MBA, and Leadership Development programs.

Prof. Liao's research interests lie in cross-cultural management, cultural intelligence, and multiculturalism. Her research aims to understand the underlying mechanisms through which culture influences attitudes and behavior and to improve the way people work with others in culturally diversified workplaces. Her academic work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, among others.



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