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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 […]

Regan Lee

Regan is currently an Asian Studies MA student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also received her Bachelors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in German with a minor in Korean. Her research is centered on Korean history, specifically the history leading up to the Korean War, Korean international relations, and social trends in pop […]

Patrick Kovacs

Patrick Kovacs - Pacific Forum

Patrick Kovacs is a United States Army Veteran, who recently served as a logistics officer in a global network, working in Papua New Guinea and across the Indo-Pacific region. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Global and International Studies and a minor in Military Studies. Patrick aims to pursue a graduate degree […]

Tess Schwalger

Tess Schwalger - Pacific Forum

Tess Schwalger works as a US history teacher and is a full-time History MA student at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is a recipient of the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship for Samoan language and the Daniel W.Y. Kwok Award. She researches colonialism in Samoa as well as its modern effects on identity, women’s rights, education, […]

Justine Kuna Sison 

Justine Kuna Sison - Pacific Forum

Justine Kuna Sison is a recent master’s graduate in Communication at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with graduate certificates in Conflict Resolution and Disability & Diversity Studies. She also obtained a BA in Political Science and a certificate in Law & Society. Her research interests include legal and political communication, digital diplomacy, social media relationships […]

Cameron M. Whiteside

Cameron M. Whiteside - Pacific Forum

Cameron M. Whiteside is a MA student in Political Science at San Francisco State University and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Global Studies. His academic focus is on authoritarianism, Cold War politics, the US’ Hegemony in East Asia and the contemporary relationship between US allies, North Korea and China. He aims to […]

Kristian Rivera

Kristian Rivera - Pacific Forum

Kristian Rivera is a final-year political science student at Saint Columban College. He achieved the remarkable feat of publishing his inaugural review paper in the Journal for Global Peace and Security Studies, Volume 3, in 2022. His essay was also included in Issue 4 of the Bangsamoro Literary Review in 2023. He serves as a Counterterrorism […]