Biography Philip Yang
Senior Fellow at the Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI). Philip Yang is the founder of Urbem, an institution dedicated to the structuring of urban projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He was a diplomat in Brazil’s foreign service between 1992 and 2002, having served in Geneva, Beijing, and Washington. He is/was a board member in the following institutions: MIT Corporation Visiting Committee of the Department of Urban Planning (2012-2016); Arq.Futuro, one of the main spaces for debate on architecture and urbanism in Brazil; the Symphonic Orchestra of the State of São Paulo (OSESP); the City Council of São Paulo Municipality (2013-2016); the Rio de Janeiro City Council (2013-2016); and the Harvard University Brazil Office Advisory Group.