Members & Author Bios

Working Members

Eric Watson, FounderEditor in Chief
Erdem Tokmakoglu, Founder, Editor, Site Admin
Harry Sa, Editor
Juliet Rheo, Copyeditor
Sonia Shrivastava, Copyeditor
Dylan Irons, Copyeditor

Author Biographies

에리크Eric Watson holds a Master Degree in Finance from Yonsei University and currently works at MotionPoint where he helps Fortune 500 companies expand their business globally. He previously served as the editor in chief of the The Yonsei Journal of International Studies. His current research interest is the development of new manufacturing technologies and the new national policies necessary to encourage their efficient and egalitarian adoption. He completed his bachelors degree at Arizona State University (ASU) in 2010 with a degree in Political Science (Honors).


SJW_7284-150x150Erdem Tokmakoglu has recently graduated from Yonsei University’s master’s degree program, majoring in International Finance (minor in Global Strategy). Currently he is assisting Temka Tour’s entrepreneurial drive. He has job experience in various business fields. Besides he is co-authoring a book about new management paradigms based on adoption of technological advancements.



Harry Sa is a Research Analyst with the Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (NTU). He received his Master’s Degree in International Security and Foreign Policy at the Yonsei University, Graduate School of International Studies. His current primary research interests include US alliance systems, US-China bilateral relations, and Theater Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009 with a degree in History (Honors).


Sonia Shrivastava is currently a Master’s candidate of Global Affairs and Policy at Yonsei University, and the chief editor of NOVAsia, the Yonsei Graduate School for International Studies magazine. Being a New York City native, and a graduate of Smith College laid the foundation of her interests in migration and gender studies.



11041764_10103054860816325_4964878040115320152_nDylan Irons holds a master’s in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University. His expertise are in human rights, refugees, humanitarianism, and North Korea. Dylan teaches International Business and Korean Studies at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has previously worked in refugee resettlement both in South Korea and the United States.  Dylan also runs Human First, a human-rights-themed blog which can be found at


21f3ad9Brian Reams holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Yonsei University in Seoul. His main interests are Security Policy, U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral affairs, and ROK military reform. He currently works as a researcher at British Embassy Seoul.





Ceinwen Thomas is a Master’s Candidate in Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies with an academic focus on International Security and International Trade and Economic Development.



Gordon-GatlinGordon Gatlin is a current graduate student at Yonsei University working towards a Master Degree in International Trade. His research interests center on trade agreements and their impact on other aspects of international cooperation.



jose_antonio_reyes_gonzalezJose Antonio Reyes-Gonzalez recently graduated from the University of Nottingham’s master’s degree programme, majoring in Public Policy. He was awarded with the University of Nottingham/CONACyT Mexico scholarship. His current primary research interests include energy and environmental policy, public-private partnerships and the policy process of reforms. He graduated from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Aguascalientes Campus in 2010 with a degree in International Business.

profilepic1Max Ernst is a Master’s Candidate at Yonsei University, with an academic Focus in International Security and International Trade and Economic Cooperation. Before commencing his graduate studies in Korea he worked and studied in China and Vietnam for two years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg Universtiy Mainz.

William Ritter is a Master’s degree holder in Global Affairs & Policy, with dual concentrations in International Security & Foreign Policy and East Asian Studies at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies. His research interests include the politico-economic rise of Asia, the resurgence of fundamentalist ideologies in the modern era, the implications of rapid globalization on contested national identities, and the changing alliance structure and evolving defense posture of the United States.


Linkedin-picMark Fagundes hails from the northern California wine country and has lived in Seoul, Korea for the past five years. He recently received his Master’s degree in International Development Cooperation from Yonsei University. His research has focused on forced migration and refugee issues as well as international education.


박선영10월2일Sunyoung Park is currently a student at the London School of Economics (LSE) and previously worked for an NGO in Peru on development projects. Her research interests include youth governance and economic development.





11188376_484762518337948_6941006530182029830_nXiaoling Tang is currently a Master’s candidate of International Relations and Global Affairs at the Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), and a senior staff of NOVAsia, the Yonsei Graduate School for International Studies magazine. Her main interests include China, North East Asia as well as journalism due to her previous study in journalism and communication.



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