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Paul Un

Paul Un is a Ph.D. student in Political Science, studying international relations. He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Puget Sound, and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Focusing on Southeast Asia, his research asks how foreign aid donors come to choose their recipients and how recipients (re-)claim agency for themselves in international development programs. His research employs a mix of quantitative and qualitative research tools and uses criticism and interpretive theory to better understand how discourse among and between foreign aid donors and recipients changes our understanding of what development can mean.