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 a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Economics, specializing in U.S. foreign policy and national security with a minor in Chinese. I am a research intern for the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative within its Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. I also 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.
I also 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. Additionally, I 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.
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.
Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.