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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 […]

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 […]

James A. Kelly

Chairman, Board of Directors, Pacific Forum James A. Kelly is a former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. President George W. Bush nominated him on April 3, 2001; he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 26, 2001, and sworn in on May 1, 2001. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. […]

Brad Glosserman

Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Pacific Forum Brad Glosserman is deputy director of and visiting professor at the Tama University Center for Rule Making Strategies and senior advisor for Pacific Forum. For 15 years, he was the executive director of Pacific Forum. He is the author of Peak Japan: The End of Grand Ambitions (Georgetown University Press, 2019), and co-author, with Scott […]

Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi

Adjunct Senior Fellow Ryo HINATA-YAMAGUCHI is a Project Assistant Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Pacific Forum. Ryo has presented, published, and consulted on a variety of topics relating to defense and security, and transport governance in the Indo-Pacific. Ryo previously served as a Non-Commissioned […]

John Hemmings

Senior Associate Director John HEMMINGS is Senior Associate Director of Indo-Pacific Foreign and Security Policy Program at the Pacific Forum. He specializes in US alliances and strategic competition, with a particular focus on the US Indo-Pacific Strategy, the US-Japan Alliance, AUKUS, the FVEY, the Quad, and other minilaterals. Prior to assuming this role, he worked […]