“In the MASIA program, I hope to learn from some of the best scholars and former policy advisors on North Korea about what went wrong in the past and what can be done going forward.”
In the MASIA program, I hope to gain a proper theoretical framework underlying international relations and US foreign policy towards Asia, learn from Georgetown’s elite cohort of scholar-practitioners on how to apply that theory to practice, and enjoy learning alongside motivated colleagues who have unique passions and perspectives to bear.
I chose MASIA to gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of Asia’s political economy, especially in regards to China’s strategic interests in the Asia Pacific region, with the goal that I can then leverage this into a practical future in policy development.
Through the MASIA program, I intend to strengthen my theoretical and practical understanding of political and social structures to look at how demand for and supply of energy and natural resources shapes Asian communities. I want to embed this understanding within a broader appreciation of Asian security and through this be in a position to understand the resource conflicts of the future.
“With the guidance of MASIA’s distinguished faculty, I seek to establish a deeper understanding of the history, politics, and culture of East Asia in order to foster good relationships with both Japan and South Korea”
I look forward to strengthening my cross-cultural and political knowledge through the MASIA program’s East Asian politics and security focus. I intend to use my education to contribute in the arena of unconventional security and counterterrorism practices.
“I feel there is no greater responsibility than serving my country and hope to become a diplomat capable of advancing the interests of the United States. The Georgetown SFS is unparalleled in its ability to prepare individuals for that task.”
At MASIA, I would like to improve my Chinese language abilities and learn about the political and economic climate of China in depth. I am fascinated by China’s rapid development and the consequent shifts in society, and hope to use my MASIA education to actively observe how China develops over the next 50 years.