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Helen Wu

Helen Wu is a senior at New York University majoring in International Relations with a minor in Chinese Language. Her political interests include refugee resettlement and integration, U.S. foreign policy, strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region, and regional infrastructure projects in Northeast Asia. She has led educational outreach projects in Malawi and Peru and worked […]

Ila Prabhuram

Ila Prabhuram is an undergraduate student at Princeton University majoring in the School of Public and International Affairs, pursuing additional minors related to technology, diplomacy, and society. Her research interests include human rights, soft power, peacebuilding and conflict resolution in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific, and security cooperation in Southeast Asia more broadly.

Chetsada Changmai

Chetsada Changmai is currently an East West Center Graduate Degree Fellow in his second year of the Master’s in Public Administration program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He received his BA in English with first-class honors from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. He is also a former academic fellow for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders […]

Laura Jaramillo

Laura Jaramillo is a senior at Pomona College double majoring in International Relations and Environmental Analysis. She has previously interned with Environmental Excelerator as a research consultant, and has studied Architecture Design at Yonsei University in South Korea. Her research interests include security concerns arising from disasters and diplomatic tensions as well as gender inequality, […]

Hyunseung Yu

Hyunseung Yu is a current MA in Asian Studies student at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. His research interest is Northeast Asia security issues with a primary focus on the Korean Peninsula. Especially, he is interested in US-ROK-Japan trilateral relations and North Korea nuclear issues. He currently is a Research Assistant at Georgetown University […]

Wenjing Wang

Wenjing Wang is a first-year graduate student of Asian Studies at Georgetown University, concentrating in Politics and Security, and International Political Economy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Global Asian Studies from DePaul University, conferred in 2021. Wenjing’s research interests include economic security, U.S.-China relations, and Chinese soft […]

Alexandra K. Scott

Alexandra K. Scott is a rising senior at Pomona College majoring in International Relations and minoring in Japanese Language and Culture. She has previously interned with the Global Chamber, an international chamber of commerce, and served as an assistant teacher of English at Tokyo City University. Her research interests include: demographics and immigration in the […]

 Kayla Anandia

Kayla Anandia is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She has interned at the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs, the Executive Office of the President of Indonesia, and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Her […]

Mary Leung

Mary Leung

Mary Leung is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She is interested in East Asian politics and regional security in the Indo-Pacific. Her other research interests include human rights, migration, and political economy.

Jaime F. Alliende Acuña

Jaime F. Alliende Acuña - Pacific Forum

Jaime F. Alliende Acuña holds a BA in Political Science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) with a focus on the political economy of economic development and democracy. He has experience working as a founder and community organizer for various NGOs, and consultant and manager in financial technology and health sectors. His academic interests […]