Distinguished Speaker Series

The Western Academy of Beijing is connecting our students with exceptional people who inspire. These distinguished speakers are invited to WAB from all over the world, and through their experiences and stories, challenge our newest generation to make a difference.

All Distinguished Speaker Series are free of charge and open not only to WAB students, parents and staff, but also to the community. RSVP to reserve your seat now.

WAB distinguished speaker series DSS

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Speaker Series: Melanie Vrba
Blu Theatre

Past Speakers

Did you miss an event? View past presentations here.

James Zimmerman

James Zimmerman spoke about what inspired him to write his newly published book “The Peking Express: The Bandits Who Stole a Train, Stunned the West, and Broke the Republic of China”.

Jason Ramsburg

Jason Ramsburg, President & Executive Producer of Entertainment at Universal Studios Beijing, discussed his career path and shared unique insights into Universal Studios in Beijing and their launch in China. 

The Six

A screening and discussion of The Six, a documentary film exploring the untold story of the Chinese passengers who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

Dr. Xie Ting

Dr. Xie Ting Discusses COVID-19 Treatments & Vaccination.

For the Love of the Game

Our second DSS Alumni Series was a passionate conversation with WAB alumni about their careers in sport or the sports industry.

Following the Music

The first of our DSS Alumni Series brought audiences inspiring stories from WAB's former students in pursuit of a music career.


News, WAB

Keep up to date with what’s happening in and around WAB.



Social Media

Social Media, WAB

An active WAB social media network that spans the globe.


The 6000+ WAB Alumni Network keeps the WAB Spirit with you no matter where you are.


Livestream, WAB

Students manage WAB’s livestream, broadcasting WAB events live online in China and around the globe.