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On August 9, 2017, the Asan Institute hosted a group of advanced graduate students from Korea, Japan and China participating in the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) Young Scholars/Researchers Exchange Program on Trilateral Cooperation. Dr. Leif-Eric Easley spoke on “working at the intersection of academia and policymaking” and answered questions about research methodology, data collection, dissertation completion, and maintaining a productive research agenda with policy impact. The students’ talents and enthusiasm for political economic and security issues in Northeast Asia promise to contribute to the future of Korea-Japan-China relations.

Date / Time: Wednesday, August, 9, 2017 / 10:00 – 11:30
Venue: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

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Leif-Eric Easley
Leif-Eric Easley

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Leif-Eric EASLEY is a visiting research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Easley is also an associate professor of International Studies at Ewha Womans University where he teaches international security and political economics. His research interests include contested national identities and changing levels of trust in the bilateral security relationships of Northeast Asia. He was the Northeast Asian History Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University. He was also a visiting scholar at Yonsei University and the University of Southern California’s Korean Studies Institute. He is actively involved in US-Asia dialogues (Track II diplomacy) with the Asan Institute and the Pacific Forum-Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Dr. Easley received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.