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William J. Vogt is an experienced consultant and social media analyst who has published articles and a full-length book on modern China and the impact of information technology in emerging market countries. He previously taught a survey of the Chinese Internet at the Catholic University of America. He has previous experience in global risk management serving public and private sector clients and was Founder and Managing Principal of Weilian Poder Global Consulting, a firm that facilitated client engagements with senior business leaders in mainland China.


Vogt is a two-time graduate of Georgetown University, with a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service and an M.A. from the Communication, Culture, and Technology program. At Georgetown, he founded and led the university’s New Media in Asia Research Group and won a Hanban (Confucius Institute) scholarship to visit Nanjing University. He also studied at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.

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