IWP’s China Asia Program is a new initiative that encompasses academic courses, extracurricular lectures, and research about China and Asia, as well as partnerships with academic institutions in the allied countries in the region of Northeast Asia. Through these partnerships, IWP will invite Asian students to participate in IWP’s master’s and doctoral programs and provide IWP students with study-abroad opportunities in those Asian allied countries.
Dr. Amanda Won is the director of the China Asia Program. Amanda is also the founder of IWP’s Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS) through which diverse scholar-practitioners have presented their expertise on Asia. Amanda holds an M.P.S. in Arts and Cultural Management from the Pratt Institute in New York and an M.A. in Government (with a specialization in National Security Studies) from Johns Hopkins University. Her professional experience includes having worked in both the NGO and government sectors, serving as a legislative assistant at the New York City Council and as a Diplomatic & Consular Affairs and Partnership intern at the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. She has also worked at the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) where she was a contributor to that organization’s publication: “The Parallel Gulag: North Korea’s “An-Jeon-Bu” Prison Camps.”