About Contest 2019-04-30T00:58:55-07:00

About Contest

Co-organized and co-sponsored by CBU Leadership Institute, Inland Chinese American Alliance, CBU College of Arts and Sciences, California Hubei Friendship Society , and Southern California Council of Chinese Americans, the 2019 International Youth Leadership Conference and Speech Contest (IYLCSC) is intended to provide youth speakers an opportunity to:

1) Demonstrate their understanding of the vital importance of leadership in today’s world, and share their leadership stories;
2) Learn different leadership theories, and improve communication skills through participating in the mentoring seminar series provided by distinguished university professors;
3) Raise their ability in research and writing and delivering leadership speech contents;
4) Connect with successful leaders in various professional fields so that they benefit from the networks for future direction of employment and orientation of leadership.


Toni Kirk, Ph.D.

Professor of English
C. S. Lewis Foundation
Local Branch President

Michael Marse

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Coach-Speech & Debate

Berniece Bruinius

Alspach, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English

John Shoup, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Executive Director,
Leadership Institute

James Lu, Ph.D.

Professor of English, Chair,
Department of Modern Languages and Literature

Gayne J. Anaacher, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Dean of the College of Art and Sciences

哈金(Ha Jin)是第一个获得美国国家图书奖的华人作家,美国艺术文学院院士。哈金获得的獎項如下:

弗兰纳里·奥康纳短篇小说奖(英语:Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction) (1996)
海明威奖(英语:Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award)(1997)
古根海姆奖 (1999)
美国国家图书奖 (1999)
福克纳小说奖(英语:PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction) (2000)
亚洲奖 (2000–2002)
汤森德小说奖(英语:Townsend Prize for Fiction) (2002)
福克纳小说奖 (2005)
文学和平奖(英语:Dayton Literary Peace Prize) (2012)


Dunn holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin College, a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California, an education degree from UCLA, and a College Counseling Certificate from UC San Diego. He is  one of only 300 Certified Educational Planners or CEPs in the world, and a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association as well as the Western, National, and International Associations for College Admission Counseling. He is a faculty consultant to the Advanced Placement Program for the College Board, and he has served on the Counselor Advisory Board at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He is the CEO of Youdao International Education LLC.