Brian WONG Yue-shun
BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford
Brian Wong graduated with an MPhil in Political Theory (Distinction) at Oxford and BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (First Class Honours). Brian is the Rhodes Scholar (2020) for Hong Kong, due to study DPhil in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford from October 2020 onwards. They founded the Oxford Political Review, and serve as Founding Secretary to Citizen Action Design Lab, a Hong Kong-based policy think-tank; and Founding Fellow to Governance Partners Yangon, a Myanmar-based development NGO. Ranked amongst the top 13 speakers in the world (out of 720), Brian was on the leadership teams of the North American and European Universities Debating Championships, and serve amongst the coaches of the Chinese National Debating Team. They are passionate about rectifying historical and present structural injustices in non-democracies, advancing LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority rights in East Asia, and facilitating Hong Kong-China relations through productive and open dialogue. Their writings have appeared in publications such as TIME, Fortune, Times Higher Education, and South China Morning Post.