Research Assistants and Interns
Senior Research Assistants (in alphabetical order)
Mr. Courtland Johnson (USA). Mr. Johnson is a second-year M.A. student with the School of Advanced International and Area Studies at East China Normal University (China). He earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University (USA). His main interests are in East Asian economic development, Sino-U.S. trade and investment, and China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative.
Mr. Javier Luque Acevedo (Colombia). Mr. Luque is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Advanced International and Area Studies at East China Normal University and is researching Chinese outward FDI in Latin America. He has over 14 years of experience in finance and consulting in the private and public sectors and has managerial experience working with teams in Colombia, Jamaica, and Venezuela. Since 2012 he has been a partner of an investment banking firm advising Chinese and Colombian firms on cross-border investment opportunities. He earned his MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA).
Research Assistants (in alphabetical order)
Ms. Michelle Mina Kotani (Japan, USA). Ms. Kotani is a fourth-year B.A. student in Public Policy at International Christian University (Japan). Her research interests include China’s One Belt Road initiative, Sino-Japanese economic cooperation, Japanese and Chinese foreign investment, and US-Japan-China trilateral relations.
Ms. Jing Xu (China). Ms. Xu is a 1st-year Ph.D. student with the School of Advanced International and Area Studies at East China Normal University (China). Her main research interests are Chinese foreign political and economic policy, multinational corporations, globalization, international security and conflict, and American foreign political and economic policy.