BA MPhil (Oxon.)
Edward is an Economic and Social Resarch Council Scholar in International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he is a D.Phil. candidate in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations. He is also an active writer and journalist, contributing to publications such as The Economist, South China Morning Post, The Diplomat, and is a Contributing Writer specializing in the Korean Peninsula, at The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Edward's research interests lie in East Asian international relations. His current work focuses on the Korean Peninsula, analyzing the survival North Korea from the intersection of nuclear doctrine, domestic support, and international legitimacy. He is fascinated by questions of resilience, and the internal culture of authoritarian regimes. Edward's interest with the Korean Peninsula stems from his South Korean heritage, and regular visits to the region.
Edward achieved a Distinction in his M.Phil. degree in International Relations from Balliol College, University of Oxford. He also graduated with a double First Class degree in Geography from Brasenose College, University of Oxford, where he was a prizewinning candidate, placing second in his cohort. Specializing in social and cultural geography, Edward's ongoing geography research focuses on the adaptation of South and North Korean migrants overseas. Edward is fascinated by the role of airports as sites of transit and emotional experiences. Edward is also an Associate Lecturer in Geography at Oxford Brookes University.
Furthermore, Edward is an organist and choral conductor, currently Sub-Organist at Balliol College, Oxford, and organist of St. Matthew's Church, Kensington.
If you are interested in learning more about Edward's research, or wish to have Edward speak at an event, please do contact him - he would be delighted to hear from you.