Gilbert Junbo Lai is a Ph.D. student in political science at Columbia University studying international relations. He is interested in international relations theory, power shifts, strategy, and U.S.-China relations.
Prior to enrolling at Columbia, Mr. Lai received a B.A. in world history From Lanzhou University in 2020 and an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago in 2021. He was also a summer session student at the University of California, Berkeley in 2019.