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 am a legal intern 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 currently serve as the managing editor of the university’s undergraduate research journal, Clocks and Clouds. I am 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 also serve as the SIS undergraduate student body representative in the selection process of SIS’s next Dean.
Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.