Posts by: June Park

Dr. June Park is Lecturer of Global Affairs at George Mason University Korea. She graduated with a PhD in Political Science from Boston University as a Fulbright Fellow in 2015.

2019-2021 Korea Foundation Core Working Group Workshop – Japan and Korea in China-US Relations

On December 17 and 18, I would be hosting a group of scholars at the Research Information Services of the National Library of Korea (RINK) – where I am currently an Academic Book Publication Member – for a Core Working Group Workshop on a project led by Professor Haruko Satoh of the International Academic Forum […]

2019 Shangri-La Dialogue

I attended the 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) as a ROK delegate from May 31 to June 2 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. Having lived in an area adjacent to the hotel and worked at a school nearby the hotel for two years, going back was quite reminiscent but also new for me, as it was my […]

[VIDEO] 2019 APYLP x SGRA Forum on Renewable Energy

Exactly a year after launching the Asia Pacific Young Leaders Program (APYLP) – a consortium of young leaders in policy, businesses and academia, SGRA (Atsumi Foundation) as part of the APYLP held the first annual forum on February 2, 2019 at the International House of Japan in Tokyo. As the very first of five joint sessions to […]

Scenario-based Discussions with the NBR Unification Delegation held in Seoul

North Korea’s participation in the PyeongChang Olympics has brought about new developments in diplomatic maneuvers amongst the two Koreas and the US. There is a considerable amount of tension and unpredictability vis-à-vis SK-NK-US dynamics going forward (leaving out Russia, Japan, and China for the moment). Against this backdrop, I received news and an invitation from the National […]

Planning for the Inaugural APYLP Forum on Renewable Energy

I am currently in the process for the planning of the inaugural forum for the Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Program (APYLP). The APYLP is an amalgamation of the former and present recipients that are prominent young leaders of the following foundations: Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation, Asia 21 of the Asia Society, Mansfield Foundation, US-Japan Foundation, and […]

SGRA Forum on China’s Belt & Road Initiative held in Tokyo

I organized a panel with my colleague, Yanming Li at the University of Tokyo, on the geopolitics of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI garners attention in many scholastic and policy forums around the world as of late, but not necessarily so in Japan – excluding perhaps reports on some Japanese newspaper outlets. The […]

NBR Policy Forum on Innovation and Job Creation held in Seoul

About a year ago I received an R&R (revise-and-resubmit) on my submitted manuscript on South Korea’s Creative Economy Agenda to NBR Asia Policy. I ended up sending the manuscript to Asian Survey (where the article is being reviewed currently), so it was to my great surprise when NBR reached out soliciting me to speak on a […]

Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative

Last month, I embarked on a new journey in my policy activities by being selected as one of the Asia 21 Young Leaders of the Asia Society for the 2017-18 academic year. I first learned of the opportunity from a fellow colleague and friend from my years in Boston – who studied public health at Harvard […]

Singapore, the Second Half

I completed my two-year postdoctoral fellowship at NUS and left Singapore on August 15, 2017. The second half of my postdoctoral fellowship was an array of writings on Northeast Asia and the Middle East, presentations of my work at different conferences in several different countries – namely, Japan, China, South Korea, the US and the UK […]

China Visit – Tianjin, Beijing and Hong Kong

I had not gone back to China since I left Beijing after dissertation fieldwork on July 31, 2012. So my visit to China marked a return in almost five years. The Zhou Enlai School of Government of Nankai University in Tianjin, where I gave my first presentation within mainland China in 2008, had built a […]