Tagged: Middle East

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 […]

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 […]

The Middle East and Arabic Training

A decade has passed since my time at the UNSC Sanctions Committees (2005-06). After the PhD training, I have come to realize that after obtaining the PhD, you are free to decide what you research. At each stage of my life, I took up a new language – Korean was my native, English in elementary […]