A Beacon For Global Impact - Ellana Lee

5:00 pm
In-person Event (By invitation only) / Online webinar

Organizer: UChicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong


As one of CNN’s most senior executives outside of the United States, Ellana Lee insists on fair, unbiased journalism. Under her leadership and high journalistic standards, CNN’s award-winning news programs have become a beacon for global impact.

Lee has won numerous prestigious awards and is an inspiration for all professionals striving to succeed in their own careers.  And now that she’s reached the pinnacle of her career, she uses her platform to advocate for equal rights and opportunities for women throughout Asia. 

In addition, Lee is committed to drawing attention to the climate crisis, one of the most important challenges facing humanity.  Through her work, she has led the global call to advocate for conservation, environmentalism and sustainability.

In this Trailblazer Forum, Ellana Lee will share the causes she is most passionate about as well as her successes on the path to the top as one of the most important media executives in the world today.

Join our Trailblazer Forum event live in person on the University of Chicago Hong Kong Campus (seating is limited) or participate via Zoom to learn from this accomplished career executive, fearless role model and champion for the rights of women and for the future of our planet.


Ellana Lee
Senior Vice President & Managing Editor, Asia Pacific, CNN International
Global Head of Features Content, CNN International and CNN Digital


Mark Barnekow (MBA’88) 
Executive Director 
The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

In-person Event (By invitation only)


Oct 21, 2022 (Friday) on campus       
4:30 pm  Event Registration
5:00 pm  Guest Presentation
6:30 pm  Networking (Cocktails and packaged food will be served)
7:30 pm  Event ends*

*Shuttle bus service
Running from MTR Kennedy Town Station Exit C to UChicago Yuen Campus Hong Kong -  4:20pm / 4:30pm / 4:40pm
Running from UChicago Yuen Campus Hong Kong to MTR Kennedy Town Station – 7:20pm / 7:30pm / 7:40pm

*The event may be subject to last-minute changes in light of the latest COVID-19 situation. Please stay tuned for the updates on our website.

Online webinar

Oct 21, 2022
5:00 pm          Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore 
2:30 pm            Delhi
11:00 am            Paris
10:00 am           London
6:00 pm         Japan 
4:00 am            Chicago

[Registration link will be available soon]