TALKS

Upcoming Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

  • ‘Argument: Institutional Variance,’ from book project Trade & Currency Conflict, IGLP Scholars Workshop, Institute for Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School, Bangkok, Thailand (January 6-10, 2019, scheduled)
  • ‘貿易保護主義の中のエネルギー:太陽電池と貿易救済,’ The APYLP-SGRA Forum, Asia Society Japan & Atsumi Foundation, Tokyo, Japan (February 2, 2019, scheduled)

Past Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

  • ‘The Race to the Bottom on Solar Energy in Trade: Global Competition and Domestic Interests in the US Safeguard on Chinese and South Korean Solar Panels and Cells,’ Korea Economic Institute of America, Washington, DC USA (September 6, 2018)
  • ‘DPRK’s Place within the Regional Economy of Northeast Asia,’ AMCHAM DPRK Seminar, “New Business Landscape on the Korean Peninsula,” Seoul, South Korea (August 28, 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, 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 (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)
      • ‘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)