CSPS-Korea: Student Fellows Fall 2021

Yuro Choi is a Junior majoring in Global Affairs at George Mason University Korea. Her main focus is on the security policies of East Asian states and the United States’ role on the issue. She acknowledges the unusual security condition those states are in, and the diverse effects it brings. As a student fellow of CSPS Korea, she expects to have deeper understandings and wider views regarding security policies.

Hayun Kim is a Sophomore majoring in Global Affairs at George Mason University Korea Campus. It is her first semester here at the Center for Security Policy Studies as a research fellow. Her primary interest is social inequality, which is linked to human security. She has recently become intrigued by North Korean defectors’ issues after the last CSPS-K Spring 2021 Symposium. She wishes to learn a variety of fields of security policies which can eventually lead to world peace – her ultimate goal she had ever since she was a child. 

Sua Oh is a Junior majoring in Global Affairs at George Mason University Korea Campus. Her primary interest is human security as she aims to study ‘people-centered’ policies to reduce inequalities and insecurities around the world. Through this program, she strives to enhance her research skills in order to contribute towards solutions for various international security challenges.

Derek Viator is a Junior majoring in International Government and Politics at the George Mason University Fairfax Campus and studying abroad for his second semester at the George Mason University Korea Campus. His primary interest is international security focused on the rise of military technology and power balancing in order to assess ways to keep people safe in areas of heightened conflict. Through the CSPS program, he endeavors to expand his research and analysis skills while gaining experience working in a close-knit team environment in hopes to support countries around the world in assessing a variety of international security issues.