Allies for Sale? Chinese Economic Statecraft, Military Diplomacy, and Alliance Formation in Southeast Asia By Zenobia Chan (co-authored with Noel Foster)


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map )

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Dr. Zenobia Chan is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University where her research focuses on economic statecraft, with further work on information operations.

Prior to Georgetown, Chan earned her PhD in Politics at Princeton University and was a USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar. Prior to her doctoral studies, Zenobia was an analyst and geo-data engineer at Google. She has also served in analyst and consultant positions at the United Nations, OECD, and World Bank. She holds a Master of International Affairs in International Security Policy from Columbia University, an MA summa cum laude in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris, and a BBA (1st Hon) in International Business and Global Management from the University of Hong Kong. She speaks 6 languages and reads 3 more.

Zenobia's dissertation investigated how positive economic statecraft—such as foreign aid, loans, and investment—influence preferences and behavior of elites and public abroad. Her other research projects examine the effects of Chinese and Russian information operations on voter polarization abroad and develop machine learning techniques for discovering heterogeneous treatment effects.


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