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Alexander M. Hynd

PhD candidate, UNSW Sydney

Alexander M. Hynd is a PhD candidate in international relations at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. He is also Non-resident James A. Kelly Korea Fellow at Pacific Forum, Research Associate at UNSW's Korea Research Initiatives (KRI@UNSW), and Associate Fellow at the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Alexander is a researcher and analyst specialising in the foreign policy strategies of medium-sized states in the Indo-Pacific - primarily South Korea, Australia and Indonesia. His interests range from nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, to energy security and clean energy transitions. Alexander has 5 years experience working in South Korea's political risk industry, most recently as part of the top-10 law firm DR & AJU LLC.

Alexander holds an MA in international studies from Korea University's Graduate School of International Studies, and a BA in politics from SOAS, University of London. In 2020 he received three awards for policy-oriented writing on international security issues. In 2021, he was named one of the Next Generation Korea Peninsula Specialists at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and as an Indo-Pacific Emerging Leader at La Trobe Asia.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    PhD candidate, UNSW Sydney