American University Campus

Hello! I’m Bailey Wong, a senior and Olson Scholar at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). I will graduate in May 2018 with Bachelors of Arts in International Studies and Economics, specializing in U.S. foreign policy and national security with a minor in Chinese. This site was originally conceived to document my research from the 2015-2016 academic year, which focused on territorial disputes in the South China Sea and how economic interdependence may constrain a state’s use of force. Over time, this site has evolved into a broader compilation of my academic and professional work.

I work in several leadership capacities on-campus. My preeminent responsibility is to represent the SIS undergraduate student body in the selection process of the school’s next Dean. I also serve as the managing editor of the university’s undergraduate research journal, Clocks and Clouds. I am also the Co-Director and a co-founder of a new SIS student initiative called the Diplomatic Core, which helps represent the school in the admissions and recruitment process. I am a forthcoming research intern for the Atlantic Council and conduct legal reporting for Bloomberg BNA. I have previously worked as a research intern at the U.S. Department of State and the Hudson Institute, where I worked on development and security issues respectively.

Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.