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EASG Seminar: Dr. Park on The Weaponisation of Supply Chains in the Contactless Economy under COVID-19: The Role of the US-China Race for Supremacy in AI in the Japan-South Korea Chip War

Dr. June Park is a 2021-22 Fung Global Fellow of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. She is a political economist by training and works on trade, energy, and tech conflicts with a broader range of regional focuses not just on the U.S. and East Asia, but also Europe. She studies economic pressures and conflicts, analyzing different policy outcomes based on governance structures – domestic institutions, leaderships, and bureaucracies that shape the policy formation process. Her current work pertains to post-pandemic geoeconomic conflicts in data governance and technology.

She earned her BA and MA in political science with a focus on international security from Korea University, and has held an internship at the UN Security Council Sanctions Subsidiary Organs Branch. She received her PhD in Political Science with a focus on international political economy from Boston University as a Fulbright Fellow and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Her seminar relates to her first book on DIGITAL TRADE WARS & CURRENCY CONFLICT: China, South Korea and Japan’s Responses to U.S. Protectionism since COVID-19. It uses a framework of institutional variance to answer why the three countries have not acted the same upon encountering U.S. protectionism pre-and post-COVID-19 and offers a mechanism for predicting policy moves. For more on Dr. Park's work in academia and upcoming projects, please follow this link to her research page:

Date: 2nd December 2021

Time: 09:00-10:00

Venue: Microsoft Teams

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