TALKS

Upcoming Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

  • ‘GCC-South Korea Energy Relations: Perspectives on Renewable Energy,’ World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (February 8-13, 2020, scheduled)
  • Research methods of mapping using ArcGIS, ScribbleMaps and CEIC Data for ‘Energy Contest in the Gulf: The Role of the State in East Asian Oil Liquefaction in Iraq after the Shale Gas Revolution,’ Research Services of the National Library of Korea (RINK), Seoul, South Korea (December 6, 2019)

Past Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

  • Book Prospectus for Trade & Currency Conflict, Korea International Studies Association, Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Seoul, South Korea (November 22-23, 2019)
  • ‘Energy Contest in the Gulf: The Role of the State in East Asian-Gulf Energy Transactions in post-ISIS Iraq,’ Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (July 15-18, 2019); Conference on ‘Energy Security in the Middle East – Geopolitics, Security Challenges and Sustainable Supplies,’ Arab Institute for Security Studies / University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (June 20, 2019) 
  • ‘Renewable Energy in Trade Wars: Solar Power in South Korea’s Energy Mix and the Impact of Protectionism,’ The APYLP-SGRA Forum, Asia Society Japan & Atsumi Foundation, Tokyo, Japan (February 2, 2019); Trade Frontier, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, Seoul, South Korea (February 25, 2019)
  • Book Prospectus for Trade & Currency Conflict, IGLP Scholars Workshop, Institute for Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School, Bangkok, Thailand (January 6-10, 2019)
  • ‘Trump’s America First Policy in Global and Historical Perspectives: Implications for U.S.-East Asian Trade,’ Special Lecture, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (November 14, 2018)
  • ‘Gaining Leverage on Gas: Analyzing Northeast Asian Collective Action in a Buyers Market for LNG,’ Panel on Global Energy Politics, ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA USA (April 4-7, 2018); Special Lecture, Hanyang University (May 21, 2018); KEEI Energy Experts Meeting, Seoul, South Korea (July 26, 2018); Asia Future Conference, Seoul, South Korea (August 25-26, 2018).
  • ‘The Institutional Limits of the WTO in Resolving Cyber Theft: Addressing Method of Innovation and Extraterritoriality in the US-China Intellectual Property Conflict,’ Institute for Global Law & Policy: The Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA USA (June 2-3, 2018)
  • ‘China’s Expansion in the Middle East: Power Vacuum, Engagement, and Contest in the Divided Region’, Panel on Economy, Energy, and Resources, ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA USA (April 4-7, 2018)
  • ‘Escalation in China’s Responses to U.S. Protectionist Pressures in Trade & Currency Conflict,’ US-China Relations, Seoul National University Asia Center, Seoul, South Korea (March 15, 2018) PDF download
  • ‘Chapter 1. Puzzle: Trade & Currency Conflict,’ IREA Colloquium (via Google Hangouts) (February 6, 2018)
  • ‘East Asia-West Asia Energy Transactions: Past, Present and Future’, A Panel on the study of West Asia (서아시아 연구의 현황과 전망), Seoul National University Asia Center (December 15, 2017) PDF download
  • ‘アジアを結ぶ?「一帯一路」の地政学: The Geopolitics of the Belt and Road Initiative’, The 58th SGRA Forum, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan (November 18, 2017) PDF download
  • ‘Gaining Leverage on Energy: East Asia’s Bid for a Buyers Market in the Global Gas Game’, Asia Future Conference, Seoul, South Korea (August 24-28, 2019, scheduled); preliminary draft presented at the Trilateral Young Scholars/Research Exchange Program, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, Seoul, Korea (August 7-10, 2017)
  • ‘Securing Energy from the Gulf amid Geopolitical Strife: Japan and South Korea’s Relations with the GCC in a New Energy Order’, Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (August 1-4, 2017)
  • ‘Looking West: Power Vacuum, Engagement and China’s Economic and Military Interests in the Middle East’, Association of Chinese Political Studies Annual Conference, Nankai University (June 10-11, 2017); ISA Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (June 15-18, 2017)
  • ‘The Rise of Protectionism in the West and Its Impact on the East’, keynote speech for FRAGOMEN APAC Immigration Conference: Conquering Tough Terrain, InterContinental, Singapore (June 6-8, 2017)
  • ‘Theoretical Framework of Institutional Variance’, Wesleyan Workshop on East Asia, Middletown, CT USA (May 19-20, 2017)
  • ‘Compromise and Losses in Multilateral Negotiations: The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Diminishing Petrodollar Dominance’, Political Economy Cluster Seminar, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore (May 11, 2017)
  • ‘Trade & Currency Conflict: Northeast Asian States Responses to US Pressures’, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan (January 18, 2017); School Research Seminar, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (April 13, 2017 FLYER)
  • ‘Beyond Oil and the New Silk Road in the Middle East: China’s Geoeconomics Approach to Iran post-Sanctions’, The Hallsworth Conference on China and the Changing Global Order, University of Manchester & University of Warwick, United Kingdom (March 23-24, 2016 PROGRAMME)
  • ‘Perennial Issues on North Korea: Missile Tests, Regime Stability, and US-China Relations’ with David Santoro and Carl Baker, Young Leaders Programme Singapore of the Pacific Forum CSIS,  Singapore (February 27, 2017 FLYER)
  • ‘A Cautionary Tale: The Political Economy of Renminbi Internationalization: The U.S.-China Contest and the East Asian Regional Order in Finance’, CAG-GSEC Workshop, Keio University, Japan (January 16-17, 2017)
  • ‘China’s Indigenous Innovation and the Escalation of the US-China IP Conflict: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry in the TPP Era’, Association of Chinese Political Studies Annual Conference, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA, USA (October 10-11, 2016)
  • National IP Policies and Pharma-Nationalism in the TPP Era: China and India’s Strategies as a Response to the Geopolitics of Intellectual Property Enforcement‘, Panel on Sino-Indian Relations: Economic Dimensions, ISA Asia-Pacific Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (June 25-27, 2016)
  • ‘China’s Indigenous Innovation and the Escalation of the US-China IP Conflict’, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (May 24, 2016 FLYER)
  • ‘The Next Trade Wars: The US-China Divide in Intellectual Property in the TPP Era’, American Association for Chinese Studies Annual Conference, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, USA (October 9-11, 2015)
    • ‘Striking the 21st Century Trade Agreement: The Case of IP in the TPP and U.S.-Northeast Asian Trade Relations’, Asia Studies Fellowship Final Presentation, East-West Center in Washington (April 10, 2015 VIDEO)
    • Striking the ‘21st Century’ Trade Agreement: The Case of Intellectual Property Rights in the TPP Negotiations and U.S.-Northeast Asian Trade Relations’, Center for International Business Education and Research, School of Business, George Washington University (June 7, 2014)
    • ‘Striking the 21st Century Trade Deal: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement – Perspectives from Japan and South Korea’, Korea Caucus & Japan Caucus Joint Seminar, The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (November 21, 2013)
    • Dissertation Ch.8 ‘The Change of Tides: The Future of U.S.-Northeast Asian Trade Wars and Currency Conflict’, 2013 ISA-Northeast Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (November 7-10, 2013)
      • U.S. Policies on Northeast Asian Countries: China, Japan, South Korea’, invited lecture for visiting Japanese students from Koushi High School, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, Boston University, Boston, USA (August 5, 2013)
      • Trade Imbalances, Financial Crises, and Currency Debates: 3 Decades of Stumbling Blocks to U.S.-Northeast Asian Economic Relations’, Panel on The Domestic Sources of Economic and Security Relations in the Asia-Pacific, 2012 International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, USA (April 1-4, 2012) (Presentation Slides); Revised version of the chapter, ‘Trade Imbalances, Financial Crises, and Currency Debates: 4 Decades of Stumbling Blocks to U.S.-Northeast Asian Economic Relations’, presented at the Harvard Contemporary Japanese Politics Study Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (December 14, 2012)
      • ‘From ‘Cardinal Sin’ to Policy Agenda? The Role of Capital Controls in Emerging Market Economies: A Study of the Korean Case, 1997-2011′, Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Symposium, Korea Economic Institute of America, Washington, DC, USA (August 24, 2011) (Presentation Slides)
      • ‘Regional Investment since the Financial Crises: Sovereign Wealth Funds in East Asia (東アジアの政府系ファンド), The 4th Young Lions Boston Japanese Benkyokai, Boston University, Boston, USA (May 12, 2010) (Presentation Slides)
      • ‘Bilateralism vs. Multilateralism: Rethinking Japan’s Strategy for Trade and Investment in East Asia (「二国間主義と多国間主義:東アジアにおける日本の貿易・投資戦略の再検討」), The 3rdYoung Lions Boston Japanese Benkyokai, Boston University, Boston, USA (December 23, 2009)
      • ‘China’s Rise among BRICs: Bridging the Gap Across the Asia-Pacific and Facilitating Regional Financial Cooperation and Trade’, roundtable on ‘Globalizing Economies: The Rise of BRICs in Relation to Japan and the U.S.’, The 61st Japan-America Student Conference (日米学生会議), University of Washington, Seattle, USA/Tokyo, Japan (July-August 2009)