Ethan Petno

Ethan Petno is a undergraduate student pursing a major in the Woodrow Wilson School. He has been an active student of Chinese and Middle Eastern international relations and history for many years. He has been published in China Hands Magazine, and is serving as the Director of Campus and Global Outreach for the Princeton University U.S. China Coalition, where he has also served as Director of Operations.



Vanessa Phan

BIO: Vanessa Phan is a senior at Princeton University majoring in Politics with a certificate in East Asian Studies who grew up in the quiet town of Gravesend, United Kingdom. During the summer of freshman year, Vanessa participated in the 8-week Chinese language-immersion programme, Princeton in Beijing, where she spent two months building her fluency in Mandarin Chinese and learning about Chinese culture.

Nhung Bui

My name is Nhung T. Bui and I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton University. My research interests concern Chinese nationalism and nationalist propaganda and Chinese foreign relations. My ongoing dissertation project looks at China's communication and propaganda strategies during times of regime insecurity. My dissertation committee includes Prof. Thomas J. Christensen, Prof. Aaron L. Friedberg and Prof. Rory Truex.

Jeongseok Lee

Jeongseok Lee is a PhD student in Security Studies at Princeton University. Before coming to Princeton, he served in the Republic of Korea Air Force, teaching international relations and strategic studies at the ROK Air Force Academy as an instructor. Prior to the service, he received his BA (summa cum laude) in Political Science, and MA in International Relations from Seoul National University. His research focuses on international security and foreign policy, especially East Asian politics and security relations.

Björn Jerdén (叶必扬)

Princeton-Harvard China and the World Affiliate

Björn Jerdén (叶必扬) is Asia Program Director at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He holds a MA in International Relations from Malmö University and a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. Björn was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies in 2015–2016 and a Taiwan Fellow at National Taiwan University in 2013. His research has recently appeared in Review of International Studies, Asian Perspective and The Chinese Journal of International Politics.

Sarah Xiyi Chen

Sarah Xiyi Chen, an alumn from Arcadia, CA, majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and received a certificate in East Asian Studies. She is the former president of the Asian American Students Association and has interned for the Department of State with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She wrote her senior thesis on Chinese conceptions of human rights.  She was a Fulbright Scholar to South Korea in 2013.

Nate Adler

Nate Adler is a Professional Staff Member at Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Nate received an MPA with a concentration on international relations at the Woodrow Wilson School, and an AM in East Asian Studies at Harvard University. Nate focuses on US foreign policy and national security policy in East Asia, and has been a James A. Kelly Fellow and a Project on Nuclear Issues Scholar, both at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A San Francisco native, Nate was a Fulbright Scholar to South Korea in 2005.

Gregory Colella

Gregory Colella graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School in 2012 with a certificate in East Asian Studies. He focused on international security and wrote his thesis about U.S. military presences in East Asia. While at Princeton, Greg co-founded Veterans Campaign, worked on a Congressional campaign in 2010, and was in the ROTC program. Greg is now a 2nd Lieutenant and Cavalry officer in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Michael Li

Michael Li received a PhD at Princeton's Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Previously, he was a graduate student at the University of Cambridge's Statistical Laboratory in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. I earned my BSE in Computer Science from Princeton.


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