Category: NOTES

[EXPERT PANEL] Discussion on the Geopolitics of global high-tech standards with the Oxford Global Society (OXGS)

I was invited to speak on a panel with the Oxford Global Society (OXGS) around mid-August 2022 when I was preparing for the interview for the Schmidt Futures – Oxford University (Mansfield College) fellowship. Since my job interview with the Nissan Institute at Oxford University in the first pandemic year this was my second interaction […]

[PUBLICATION] RSIS Monograph on ‘Regional Economic Integration in the Post-Pandemic Era’

The RSIS-GRIPS project that lasted half a year from February to August 2022 during my stay at Princeton has come to a close. This project has been special as I was able to connect with my coauthors at RSIS during the launch conference of International Strategy Forum – Asia Fellows at Schmidt Futures in April […]

[PUBLICATION] Book Chapter on NK Cyber-hacking and Sanctions published by McGill-Queens University Press

My book chapter on North Korea’s Cyber-hacking and the art of evasion on sanctions will be published by McGill-Queens University Press on September 15, 2022. This project has had a long time coming, from invitation to two rounds of conferences and workshops online during the pandemic and finally revision toward publication. My chapter is at […]

[FELLOWSHIP] International Strategy Forum – Asia 22 at Schmidt Futures

In February 2022, upon arriving at Princeton, I was anonymously nominated by someone to be considered for the inaugural Asia cohort of the International Strategy Forum at Schmidt Futures. Upon giving consent to be considered, I was selected and participated in the launching conference for the Asia Cohort (’22) by Schmidt Futures at the Capella […]

[PUBLICATION] Policy Paper on North Korea’s Cyber-hacking of Bitcoins published by NCNK / Wilson Center

My policy paper, ‘Cyber-hacking as a Means of “Self-reliance”: North Korea’s Ransomware-based Cyber-hacking for Economic Gains in the Absence of Regulations on Cryptocurrencies in Global Finance’ has just been published by the Wilson Center and the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) in Washington, DC. Click on the right to read. This is my ongoing […]

[EXPERT PANEL] Europe and Asia Fighting COVID-19 Together: Mutual Lessons from the Pandemic (KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center)

On September 29, 2021, I will be on an online panel with other distinguished panelists on Europe-Asia COVID-19 Cooperation hosted by the KDIS-FUIKS Korea-Europe Center organized by Dr. Tereza Novotná of the Free University of Berlin in Germany. I will speak briefly on my project currently ongoing at Princeton, which is an investigation into South […]

[PUBLICATION+LECTURE] The Weaponization of Supply Chains (Rhodes College, JPOSS/Harvard University, University of Warwick)

The two pieces on semiconductors that I wrote in the East Asia Forum garnered considerable interest from academic and policy audiences. The thesis of the latest EAF is expanded in my latest draft article under review, ‘The Weaponization of Supply Chains in the Contactless Economy under COVID-19: The Role of the U.S.-China Race for Supremacy in […]

[PUBLICATION + LECTURE] EAF sequel piece on Semiconductors published / Webinar at Australian National University

In May 2021, the East Asia Forum at Australian National University requested an update on the Japan-South Korean chip war which began in July 2019. I had been working on semiconductors for the past few years and was in the middle of preparing for my manuscript for peer-review in line with the latest developments. I learned […]

[FELLOWSHIP] 2021-22 Fung Global Fellows cohort announced at Princeton University

The cohort of the Fung Global Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year has just been announced. Click the picture above to read more about our work. Also, click on this article to read about the program and this year’s research theme: Fung Global Fellows to focus on ‘Sustainable Futures’.

[PUBLICATIONS] Research article in the Italian journal PArtecipazione e COnflitto (PACO) and Commentary for NBR on Public Health and Data Privacy

The article I had been working on since last summer is finally being published at the Italian journal, PArtecipazione e COnflitto (PACO), in the special issue on COVID-19 and the Structural Crisis of Liberal Democracies. The research for this article was awarded the Fung Global Fellowship at Princeton University in 2021: June Park. “Governing a […]