Category: POLICY

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 […]

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 […]