Category: POLICY

[ONLINE PANEL] Asia Briefing LIVE 2020 with Asia Society Australia and Bloomberg – Middle Power Pivot

Please join me this Thursday, October 15, 2020, for Asia Briefing LIVE 2020, where I will speak on #geopolitics, #geoeconomics, #UnitedStates, #China, and #SouthKorea at a 50-minute panel session on the Middle Power Pivot (1:00 PM – 1:50 PM AEDT). Asia Briefing LIVE sessions by Asia Society Australia are presented in partnership with Bloomberg, and […]

[POLICY BRIEF] ‘Tracking COVID-19 in the Age of AI and Tech Wars’ published by the East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center in Washington has published my latest policy brief, ‘Tracking COVID-19 in the Age of AI and Tech Wars,’ as a trailer to my live-streamed presentation on July 17, 2020. For those who have missed the live-streamed presentation, check the EWCW YouTube channel this week.  

[REPORT & 1,500 TREES] Expert Participation in ‘The US-China trade conflict and its impacts to the energy security in Asia Pacific’ by Konrad Adenauer Foundation

At the end of 2019, I participated in a study called ‘The US-China trade conflict and its impacts to the energy security in Asia Pacific’ for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, conducted by the global consulting firm GlobeScan. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the publication of the report was delayed, but it is now available online. The […]

[REPORT] Finalizing energy policy consultancy for the American University of Beirut (AUB)

After leaving GMUK, I sought to take time off teaching and focus solely on research – my own writings as well as commissioned consulting projects.  Most recently, I remotely served as a consultant for the Energy Policy and Security Program of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of […]

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 […]