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.

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Past Speakers

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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.

Kevin Wang

Artist Kevin Wang created a sculpture that was presented in association with the United Nations Children's Fund.

Anton Nel

Anton Nel is a world-renowned classical pianist and winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition.

DSS Video Presentations

View our latest Distinguished Speaker Series presentations here.

WAB has successfully hosted over 40 DSS events - look for more coming in our 2020-21 school year.


Following the Music: October 26, 2020


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