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Below are events of the past 12 months.

  Friday 05-Jun-2020

WEBINAR I US-China Relations Under Stress: Strategic Competition in a Pandemic (5 June)

Yale Club members are welcome to watch a webinar panel on Friday, June 5, led by Professor Zhiwu Chen (Ph'd' 90). Professor Chen taught many Yale Club members when he was on Yale's faculty and is now the Director of the Asia Global Institute at HKU. The topic of the webinar, which will be held in our timezone at 9:00 am, is especially appropriate for us given the tension between the U.S. and China, and is titled "U.S.-China Relations Under Stress: Strategic Competition in a Pandemic."
  Tuesday 19-May-2020
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Yale Club Speaker Event: Fireside Chat on New Economy with Mr. Duncan Chiu & Mr. Steven Lam

Virtual Event - Luncheon Fireside Chat

How do we find growth amid COVID-19, and the dynamics of new economy and technology growth afterwards?

By Mr. Duncan Chiu, President of Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council &

Mr. Steven Lam, Co-Founder and CEO of GOGOVAN

This is a joint event with Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong (HBSAHK).
  Tuesday 12-May-2020
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Virtual Event - Luncheon Fireside Chat, Tracking COVID-19 Spread with Big Data (12 May)

We hope you and your families are safe and well.

We are pleased to host a virtual event with Dr. Jayson Jia (Yale College ’08), Associate Professor of Marketing at HKU.

Dr. Jia and his co-authors have recently developed a new method to accurately track the spread of COVID-19 using population flow data, and establishing a new risk assessment model to identify high-risk locales of COVID-19 at an early stage, which serves as a valuable toolkit to public health experts and policy makers in implementing infectious disease control during new outbreaks. The study findings have been published in the journal Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2284-y/metrics).
  Saturday 09-May-2020

A Hike for Eight at Clearwater Bay (9 May)

As the Government has announced the relaxation of the Prohibition of Group Gathering (under Cap. 599G) to eight persons starting from this Friday, the Yale Club Hiking Group will celebrate with a hike at Clearwater Bay on Saturday. To comply with the law, we shall limit participation to eight persons. So on this occasion, pre-registration is required. Further, as the weather has become hotter and the day longer, we will start earlier and finish earlier to avoid the heat.
  Thursday 23-Apr-2020
7:30 - 9pm

University Book Club Meeting (Online, Apr-23, Thurs)

If you are yearning for some discussion on a non Covid-19 related topic or are stuck at home and looking for some interesting discussion, consider joining our first ever online University Book Club Meeting. The book we are reading this month is called The Overstory. For more about the book, see https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/559106/

Our Book Club will host the online meeting on April 23rd. Full details, registration as well as information on book club meetings can be found in the link here. We hope to see you and please remember to register AGAIN at the link below!

  Thursday 09-Apr-2020
9pm HK time (9am EST)

COVID -19 Lessons Learned from China: Disease Management, Clinical Research and Health Policy

In partnership with Yale Alumni Association and Yale School of Public Health, Yale Healthcare Club of China presents a timely webinar:

Featuring two leading experts on covid-19 pandemic, our speakers will share experience and hard-learned lessons from China. Dr. Wenhong Zhang, Chief of Infectious Disease at Huashan Hospital will join Dr. Sten Vermund, Dean of Yale School of Public Health, to discuss relevant clinical, research, and policy topics to advance global pandemic disease management.
  Friday 13-Mar-2020

Canceled (due to COVID-19): Yale International Alliance C(YIA) conference on Global Citizenship

The YIA global conference in Rome March 13-14 has been canceled due to complications from the coronavirus.


For more details, please visit:


Stay tuned for future YIA global conferences.

  Saturday 07-Mar-2020
9:45am to 12:45pm

Yale Club Hike – Celebrating Women’s Day Weekend (Mar 7 - Sat)

To celebrate women’s day weekend, join us for an advanced beginner family friendly 8 to 10 km circuit hike (starting and ending at same point) on local trails around Mui Wo. The total elevation gain is 300 to 400m and the total distance is 8 to10 km. Those that would like to stay can also have a nice lunch at one of the many restaurants at Mui Wo before heading back home.
  Saturday 15-Feb-2020
9:15 a.m.

Yale Club February Hike Wanchai Gap to Aberdeen Reservoirs - Feb 15

Hiking being one of the activities recommended by Dr. Yuen Kwok-yung (Hong Kong’s foremost expert on coronavirus), the Yale Club Hiking Group will have a family friendly hike on 15 February from Wanchai Gap to Aberdeen.
As usual there’s no fees. But sign-up is required. All Members and guests are invited. Details below:
  Saturday 01-Feb-2020

Yale Club Hike CANCELLED - Feb 1, 2020

Given the current situation in Hong Kong regarding the novel coronavirus, the Club has decided to cancel this Saturday's hike to Lo Yan Shan.

We'll be re-scheduling the hike once the situation has improved.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

Take care!
  Saturday 04-Jan-2020
8:30 a.m.

Yale Club January Hike from Tai Hang to Wanchai Gap (and Beyond)

On the first Saturday of 2020 (4 January), the Yale Club Hiking Group will have a family friendly hike along Sir Cecil’s Ride from Mount Butler Road to Wongneichung Gap, then along Black’s Link to Middle Gap and Wanchai Gap, with a nice view of Aberdeen. We’ll meet up at Bus No. 11’s Admiralty stop at 8:30 a.m. and take the bus to Mount Butler Road.
The hike should begin at around 9:00 a.m. and end at around 12:30 p.m. at Wanchai Gap, where Bus No. 15 will take you back down to Central. If we arrive early and/or someone still has energy to spare, we can hike another 30 minutes along the Dutch Lane (a little down
the Wanchai Gap Road) to Magazine Gap, and then down the Tramway Path to Central.
As usual there’s no fees and no required sign-up, and all Members, Associates and guests are invited.
  Wednesday 18-Dec-2019
6:30 to 9:30PM

Interclub Happy Hour, 18 Dec (Weds)

Last interclub happy hour in 2019 with alumni from Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UChicago, and UPenn
  Friday 13-Dec-2019

Yale Club Christmas Party including Music and Gifts on Friday, 12/13 - Sign Up ASAP by 12/10

Join our annual Christmas party on Friday, December 13, hosted by Alec Stuart YC '86, MArch '91 and Dede Huang. The party promises to be a fun-filled evening in the traditional Christmas spirit, for Yalies and families to gather together to chat, chill out, and swap stories. In addition to a fantastic Christmas dinner, we will have our annual exchange of presents at our Secret Santa ceremony. Students, parents, spouses and significant others, kids, are all welcome. Bring a secret Santa present for the gift exchange game (approx. HKD200 gift value, Yale-themed gifts are encouraged)!

* DISCOUNT for Bulldogs '14 and later, current students across all schools, kids: Pay only $200 at the door. Please Email our Webmaster directly to RSVP.
  Tuesday 10-Dec-2019

How to Increase Your Team’s Productivity – an Interactive Session with Bernice Lee, Dec 10

“Cultivating Leadership” was the main theme at YAA Assembly this year as Salovey emphasized Yale’s goal to train inspirational leaders. This talk fits in well with this theme and is appropriate for all of us given most of us have some leadership responsibilities—whether it is an associate managing a group of analysts to chief executives running a major corporation.

President Salovey pioneered the field of emotional intelligence, and emotional intelligence is now recognized as an important ingredient to good leadership, so please join Bernice in this very unique lunch talk.
  Friday 06-Dec-2019
7 to 9pm

HK-US Joint School Happy Hour Drinks, Dec 6

Come out to meet Yalies and new friends from Northwestern (and Kellogg), Princeton, HKUST MBA and Yale!

We would love to see you before the year ends!

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2019dec6
  Saturday 30-Nov-2019

Yale Club Hike to Jardine's Lookout

Good news! The Yale Club's next hike is coming up Saturday morning, November 30, as we tackle Section 2 of the Wilson Trail. We'll start 9:30am at Wong Nei Chung Gap, head to Jardine's Lookout with its magnificent views over Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, and then continue over and down to Quarry Bay, with more magnificent scenery both north and south along the way. After lunch at Quarry Bay, everyone should be back on the MTR before 2:30pm.

It's about 3-1/2 hours on the trail, which is exposed and has steps as well as ups and downs. But starting up at Wong Nei Chung Gap minimizes the climb.

Full details are posted on the Club's website.

Hope you can join us!
  Friday 29-Nov-2019

"License to Chill" Happy Hour Drinks, Nov 29

Come out to connect with your fellow alumni and to meet new friends from Berkeley, Cambridge, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Oxford, Stanford and Yale!

We would love to see more new faces, so join in to unwind on thirsty Friday!
  Thursday 28-Nov-2019
AGM 6pm; Dinner 7pm

Sign up Now: AGM/Thanksgiving Dinner on Thurs, Nov 28

Please join us for the Yale Club's AGM and Thanksgiving Dinner generously co-sponsored by Yale SOM. The AGM meeting, which includes a report from the YAA begins at 6pm. For those not participating in the AGM, dinner begins at 7pm. This year, we will have a talk with Fred Hu, founder of Primavera Capital and a previous Board member of Yale-China. Come enjoy with fellow Yalies for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings: turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, pies, etc. Also, if anyone is interested in running for office, please notify our Club Secretary Kathryn Lai at kathrynklai@gmail.com by 15 Nov. We especially encourage anyone interested to join one of our Club's organizing committees listed on our website.
  Monday 25-Nov-2019
Registration 12:15pm; Luncheon 12:30pm-2:00pm

Luncheon Talk - From Private Equity to Entrepreneurship by Mr. David Pun, Nov 25

This is a joint event with HBS Association of Hong Kong. We are excited to have Mr. David Pun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EVISU come and share his unique journey from his years of experience in corporate finance and private equity to his venture into entrepreneurship for EVISU, a premium denim street fashion brand.
  Wednesday 20-Nov-2019
7 to 9 pm

Assignment China by Mike Chinoy on Wednesday, Nov 20

Mike Chinoy (YC’73), the distinguished former CNN Asia correspondent, will be screening the third of his series of fascinating films he created based on China’s recent history. This one is titled “Opening Up”. All Yale Club members are invited and Mike encourages our attendance.

It was 1979. The U.S. and China had just established diplomatic relations. For the first time since the Communists took power in 1949, the Chinese government allowed American journalists to be based in Beijing. Based on extensive interviews with virtually all the pioneering reporters who opened the first U.S. news bureaus in the PRC - the documentary also contains interviews with Chinese officials who sought to manage the Western media as well as rare archival footage, still photos and previously unseen home videos. An insightful glimpse into the early years of Deng Xiaoping's reforms and how foreign journalists understood and explained these momentous developments to the rest of the world.
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