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Rei Koga

Rei Koga is currently a WSD-Handa Research Fellow at Pacific Forum. She is a Ph.D. candidate in International Political Economy at the Department of European and International Studies, King’s College London (KCL). Her research interest revolves around Chinese economic statecraft and responses in the Indo-Pacific region. Prior to joining King’s, she studied at the University […]

Takanobu SATO

Takanobu SATO is a PhD candidate at Waseda University. His research interests focus on governance mechanisms of science, technology, and innovation initiatives in the context of international security. He has conducted various policy research to enhance technological cooperation and non-proliferation. Most recently, he has been involved in policy research, related to industrial and technological cooperation […]

Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee: WSD-Handa Research Fellow at Pacific Forum

Jamie Lee graduated with a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently a WSD-Handa Research Fellow at Pacific Forum. Her research interests are Japanese affairs, regional security, and democratization. She previously interned at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), where she pursued an original research project […]

Jung Seob “Scott” Kim

Jung Seob “Scott” Kim - Pacific Forum

Jung Seob “Scott” Kim, a Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at a Fortune 100 enterprise, has been selected as a Non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow at Pacific Forum. In this role, he will spearhead collaborative strategies between Japan and the U.S., strategically countering cyber espionage, with a special emphasis on North Korean state-sponsored cyber entities. He was […]

Michal Boksa (CZE)

Michal Boksa (CZE) - Pacific Forum

Michal Boksa (CZE) specializes in geopolitics, transnational threats, and NATO’s security policies. He has worked at the NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, NATO Defense College, and most recently within the NATO Resolute Support Mission to Afghanistan. Additionally, he has worked as a Lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague and as a Research […]

Naomi Slusser (USA)

Naomi Slusser (USA) - Pacific Forum

Naomi Slusser (USA)is a New York City native and is assigned as a Political Science Instructor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. She holds a B.S. in English from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of California – Los Angeles. As a career Naval Officer, she has […]

Allison Hart (USA)

Allison Hart (USA) - Pacific Forum

Allison Hart (USA)is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Most recently, she has worked as a Title VIII Black Sea Fellow hosted by the Middle East Institute, funded by the US State Department. During the fellowship, she conducted two months […]

Sunny Cheung (HK)

Sunny Cheung (HK) - Pacific Forum

Sunny Cheung (HK) is a young politician in exile currently based in the US. Sunny was the founder of the Hong Kong Higher Institutions International Affairs Delegation and testified as the only student representative in the US Congress in 2019. He organized large-scale rallies in Hong Kong, which successfully mobilized hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers. […]

Arshid Iqbal Dar (IND)

Arshid Iqbal Dar (IND) - Pacific Forum

Arshid Iqbal Dar (IND) received his master’s and PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Kashmir. He specializes in International Relations, Non-Western IR, Indo-Pacific, India’s Foreign Policy, South Asia and India-China Relations. His research has been published in reputed journals like Israel Affairs, Asian Affairs, India Quarterly, and Chinese Political Science […]

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Kerg (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Kerg (USA) - Pacific Forum

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Kerg (USA), USMC, is a prior-enlisted mortarman, communications officer, operational planner, and non-resident Fellow with Marine Corps University’s Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare. He holds a M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan, a M.A. in Military History from Norwich University, a M.A. in Operational Studies from the […]