Dr. Ying Zhu (朱颖）is the senior program associate of the China Program at The Carter Center. She received her Ph.D. in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her M.B.A. from Emory University. She has published scholarly articles and taught at Kennesaw State University. Over the years Dr. Zhu has been a cross-cultural architect focused on strengthening U.S.-China relations, in both the business and nonprofit sectors, and has organized study-abroad programs in China for Georgia Tech and Emory students.
Dr. Zhu was also the founder of the first feminist bookstore (女树空间) in Shanghai. Possessing a deep understanding of China’s social, economic and political dimensions, she is familiar with the perspectives of Chinese people from all walks of life and is dedicated to acting on their behalf. She brings this sense of social justice to her work at the Carter Center.