Category: NOTES

[PUBLICATION+LECTURE] How Institutions Matter in Pandemic Responses: The South Korean Case

On April 15, 2021, I will be hosted by the East Asia National Resource Center and the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) at the Elliott School of International Affairs for a talk on South Korea’s COVID-19 pandemic governance. The talk will be based on my contribution to the edited book volume, ‘Coronavirus […]

[FELLOWSHIP] Early Career Scholar of the Fung Global Fellows Program at Princeton University

I have been awarded the Fung Global Fellowship (Early-Career Scholar Track) at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University for the 2021-2022 academic year for my research proposal, ‘Governing a Pandemic with Data on the Contactless Path to AI: Personal Data, Public Health, and the Digital Divide in South Korea, Europe and […]

[EXPERT INTERVIEW] Interview with Young China Watchers (YCW)

In October 2020, I did an expert interview with Young China Watchers leading up to the U.S. election in early November 2020. The interview covers my initiatives on my book projects – the first one currently under review at a reputable university press, and the second one that I hope to conduct research for under […]

[ONLINE PANEL] ‘Governing a Pandemic with Data on the Contactless Path to AI,’ at the panel on Technology in the Time of COVID-19 with the University of Pittsburgh International Studies Center

On November 17, 2020, I will be presenting my ongoing paper for the Italian SCOPUS journal, Partecipazione E Conflitto (PACO) at an online panel, ‘Technology in the Time of COVID-19’ for the Asia Studies Center of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. You can register for the webinar here. The […]

[PUBLICATION+LECTURE] Learning from Past Pandemic Governance: Early Response and Public-Private Partnerships in Testing of COVID-19 in South Korea

On October 20, 2020, I will be holding an online lecture on my recent publication with Eunbin Chung (University of Utah) in the special issue on Pandemics, COVID-19, Sustainability and Development at World Development, Learning from past pandemic governance: Early response and Public-Private Partnerships in testing of COVID-19 in South Korea. World Development is a multi-disciplinary monthly journal […]

[ONLINE CONFERENCE] North Korea International: (Re)Evaluating, (Re)Viewing, and (Re)Connecting in a COVID World with IFES and FNF

[Presentation running time: 15 mins, 33:00-48:00] Please join me and my fellow senior colleagues Leif-Eric Easley (Ewha Womans University) Tereza Novotna (Freie Universität Berlin) as panelists for a timely reassessment of sanctions on North Korea, with a focus on the art of evasions on US (Treasury) and UN sanctions. The sessions will be live-streamed from […]

[SPECIAL PANEL] Japan and Korea in China-US Relations: A Reappraisal of the Post-War Order

Japan and Korea in China-US Relations: A Reappraisal of the Post-War Order Join me and other panelists of the 2019-2021 Korea Foundation Core Working Group on Japan and Korea in China-US Relations on August 31, 2020 at the Special Panel of the AAS-in-Asia 2020 on livestream by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). The roundtable session is entitled, ‘Japan and […]

[Op-Ed] What COVID-19 Reveals: The Risk of China-Centered Global Supply Chains and the Acceleration of Tech Wars in AI

My latest Op-Ed on the impact of COVID-19 on the global supply chain and tech wars is now available online. Click on the picture to read. This is an interim outcome of the IAFOR-Korea Foundation project on ‘Japan & South Korea Relations in China-US Relations’ with Osaka University, for which we held an online panel via […]

[WEBINAR] East-West Center in Washington (EWCW)’s 60 Minutes for the 60th Anniversary Virtual Seminar Series – Comparing South Korea’s COVID-19 Tracking with Europe: Implications for ROK-EU Relations and Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

On July 17, 2020, I will deliver an online presentation entitled, ‘Comparing South Korea’s COVID-19 Tracking with Europe: Implications for ROK-EU Relations and Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)’ for the 60th Anniversary of the East-West Center in Washington (EWCW), and the 10th Anniversary of the Strategic Partnership between South Korea and the European Union. […]

[ONLINE PANEL] COVID-19 and the Crisis of Global Politics: A View from Asia

Facebook Event Link Please join me Thursday for an online panel discussion on COVID-19 with perspectives from Asia, sponsored by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Korea Foundation. During the 5 minute presentation allotted I will first explain in the first half the impact of COVID-19 on the US-China relations in the technological context of […]