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H. Seung Cho
Seung is a Ph.D. Candidate researching on the international relations of East Asia and China. Under the supervision of Professor Robert Jervis, Andrew Nathan and Gerald Curtis, he researches how U.S. and Chinese foreign policy impacts East Asia’s regional institutions. His broader research interests include U.S.-China relations, the political economy of East Asia, multilateral institutions and qualitative research methods.
His dissertation interrogates the popular narrative that U.S. and China are competing over East Asia’s regional architecture, arguing that mutual misperception and security dilemma dynamics also play out in the politics of regional institution building. To explore this phenomenon, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in Beijing, Jakarta, Seoul and Washington, D.C.
Next academic year 2017-2018, Seung will be a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia at Stanford University's Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). Previously, Seung was a Predoctoral fellow at Peking University’s School of International Studies 2014-2016. He also served in the South Korean military intelligence as part of the two-year national service prior to starting his doctoral studies. Seung holds a BSc in Government and Economics and MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).