Trans-Pacific Matchmaker 2015

Do you need a partner for Carnegie Council's Trans-Pacific Student Contest? This page is designated as our matchmaker bulletin board. Please post a comment below including your school affiliation, nationality, entry format (essay or video), and a couple of sentences about how you propose to answer the contest question. If you see a potential contest partner listed here, please contact him/her directly and remove your comment once you're all set. If a posting remains unanswered for too long, Carnegie Council will follow up with you to try and find a suitable teammate. Good luck! We look forward to reading and watching your contest entries.

REMINDER: Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student who is a citizen of one of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

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Comment by Nubia Pena on April 28, 2015 at 12:43pm

Hey all!

My name is Nubia Pena and I am a student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, UT. I know it is incredibly close to the deadline, but if anyone overseas is interested in collaborating in a piece on Human Trafficking, let me know. This topic needs so much attention and I would love us to submit something on Thursday to bring awareness. Email me at Look forward to connecting!

Thanks, Nubia  

Comment by Mellina on April 20, 2015 at 5:06pm


My name is Mellina Silver! I am looking for someone to collaborate with me via an essay. I go to the University of Southern California and study Anthropology and International Relations. Please let me know if you are interested in collaborating ASAP :) 

Thank you,

Mellina Silver

Comment by Joy Landum on April 14, 2015 at 11:49am

Hi people!

I go by Joy, been a student majoring in education for two years at Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia. If anyone from the US wants to collaborate via essay, e-mail me:

Comment by Chiao Hung Hsu on April 8, 2015 at 10:49am

Hi, my potential partner! :)

I am Chiao, a graduate student major in diplomacy in National Chengchi University in Taipei,Taiwan. Looking for a U.S. partner to collaborate on this project in essay format, and I welcome any idea relates to this project.

Please feel free to contact me at 

Comment by Rachel Khaw on April 7, 2015 at 12:51am

Hello everyone!

I'm Rachel, A first year business student in KDU University College Penang, Malaysia. I am looking for a U.S partner to collaborate on this project in the essay format. I'm interested in the relation of education,economics and culture between the US and Asian country. I'm looking forward on having a partner who i can work happily and share knowledge with.

Please contact me at

Email :
Facebook: Rachel Khaw (same email)


Comment by Nguyen Trung Anh on April 2, 2015 at 6:08am

Hello! My name's Anh. I'm a freshman at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. I get interested in this contest - a opportunity to connact an foreign friend.
What is the future of US and Vietnam? I think it would not belong to what governments do, it would belong to what Americans and Vietnameses people think about each others.
These things are what I want to find in this contest:
1. Vietnam war - Many Americans know Vietnam from this war. Why did you fight? How was the life in American after the war? What was the pain you got? Do Americans remember or forget this war?
2. I would like to know how your life is (simples things such as when you got up, which channels you watch or how your homeworks,...), your opinion about Vietnameses in your country,..

I know I'm not the best who knows well about polictics but I feel free to share with you about my life in Vietnam, not what you read on newspaper or watch TV.

Please contact me:
Skype: atlaskya

I'm very glad if you're my partner!

Have a nice day everybody!

Comment by Maria Isabel Mendiola on March 31, 2015 at 12:16am

Hello! I'm a graduate student and took International Studies in one of the best Universities in the Philippines. I am very much interested on politics, governance, cultures of the world, diplomacy, international relations (my major). I just finished my dissertation regarding the Apartheid Law in South Africa so I can devote my time on this very good contest. looking forward for a best partner. just message me here.

Comment by Alejandro Rengifo on March 24, 2015 at 6:53pm

My name is Alejandro Rengifo, a 4th year International Global Studies student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. I am looking for an Asian partner for the Trans-Pacific Student Contest. I find as though we are living a very important time in American-Asian relations. I feel as though an essay I would work on would be of the highest quality and be a great investment of time. 

I have some ideas on the substance of the essay and am ready to bounce off ideas from my partner.

My email is 

Please feel free to contact me and I look forward to meeting my partner.

Comment by Le Duy Hoang on March 20, 2015 at 11:13am
My name is Hoang. I'm a third year student at Foreign Trade University in Hanoi, Viet Nam and my major is International Trade. I'm looking for an American partner for Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2015. I would like to do research on the future relationship of US and my country, Vietnam. The specific areas may be trade, or defence and security. However, I'm still open to other better ideas from you guys. If you have not had a partner yet, please contact me via my email. We can exchange views and share our information.
My email:
Comment by indra gunawan on March 16, 2015 at 12:02pm

Hello, my name is Indra Gunawan, I come from Indonesia. I need a partner from US to join this contest. Here are some of my contacts that you can use to reach me.

e-mail :
Twitter : @indra_gunw
Facebook : Indra Malasyah
My major is English literature but I am expert in international relations too. Thank you very much :)

Comment by acep saepudin on March 9, 2015 at 2:44am
Haloo everyone
My Name is Acep Saepudin I am student of Syarif hidayatullah University Jakarta-Indonesia.I am taking International Relation major. For our conection and share our information you can call me by:
Twitter: @acepgates
Fb: Acep Gates
WhatsUp: 085723119928
Comment by Sarthak Maggon on March 8, 2015 at 9:56am

Hello everybody,

My name is Sarhak Maggon and I am from India. I'm currently a fourth year student in a five year integrated degree of Bachelors in Business Administration and Law from Symbiosis Law School Pune. I'm also a final year student in a three year course for Bachelors of Art in Political Science from the University of Delhi.

I'm looking at a detailed analysis of US-China relationship with a special emphasis on the role of India in the equation of this bilateral alliance. However, I'm open to any other ideas that you might consider relevant for the purpose of this discussion. Since I have a keen interest in International Relations as well as Public International Law, I invite any ideas which have scope for economic, social and legal analysis. 

You may get in touch with me on  or

As per requirement, I wish to tie up with a student from the United States. 

Comment by Arifah Malek on March 7, 2015 at 11:53pm


I am Arifah. I am from Malaysia and a TESL student.

Basically, I am interested to know about your story.

Do you have anything to say about your country? Are we that different?

What is exactly that you want to talk about?

You can find me here;-

Twitter :

E mail :

Comment by Danny Maulana on March 7, 2015 at 1:10am


My name's Danny, undergraduate student at Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia. Looking for a pal to team up with. Really interesting on food and environmental issues. If you really interesting about the offer, please contact me by email at Thank you

Comment by Russell Huang on February 25, 2015 at 11:46am

Hey there!

I am Russell Huang, an undergraduate student, 8 months away from finishing my International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) in Singapore. I have been heavily involved for the past five years in participating, organising and chairing domestic, regional and international debates on public policy and international relations and am looking for someone to eagerly discourse with. Such has brought me to hear the sentiments of many speakers - from NGOs, the UN, and Singaporean Ministers of Parliament. From this I've determined that Singapore's role, unlike many other of the countries mentioned is unique to say the least as a result of its geopolitical status and situation. Though not frequent in the news compared to the countries the like of Indonesia, India, South Korea and China, Singapore's relationship with the US seems to stand out very strongly on terms of principle, such as their mutual support for Israel based on... well, contact me to find out more. 

I am reachable at:

Looking forward to having a fantastic collaboration and a trip to New York.

Comment by Ramon Paolo Alfar on February 11, 2015 at 11:09pm

Hello Global Ethics Network community,

My name is Ramon Paolo Z. Alfar, a graduating student finishing Bachelor of Arts - Communication Arts in De La Salle University. I am truly willing to participate in this contest, since I have a knack for political, social, intellectual and other issues in the country, the ASEAN region and worldwide. Some world news is a big deal to me, especially on what occurs in the Middle East. As for ASEAN, the looming topic here is the Philippines' transition to the ASEAN system. This affects almost everything, including education. I was able to witness when our university get integrated with the ASEAN system, and it is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Also another huge ASEAN topic is the Scarborough Shoal conflict, mostly between China and the Philippines. Our leaders are continualy coordinating with the US/UN communicty. And another hand, the US government had ongoing negotiations with China. Well, those topics are just the tip of the iceberg of what I know and can contribute. I am wishing if I can collaborate with someone here in the Trans-Pacific matchmaker, so I can clearly discuss these topics.

You may reach me in my email: or

I am truly willing to share my thoughts to any of you. Hopefully we can reach a great collaboration.


Comment by Al Lagman on February 10, 2015 at 7:59am

Hi everyone!

I am Al Lagman, a Communication Research student from the University of the Philippines. I would like to participate in this competition since I know that there are a lot of contemporary social, political, and economic issues that are shaping both the US and Asia these days. I have some ideas for the essay that I would like to share with you, so I hope we will be able to collaborate for this task. I know that a lot of us here are very concerned with how things are going about in the world right now that may pose challenges in forwarding US-Asia relations, and I would like to hear more about your unique insights on this matter.

You may reach me through e-mail at 



Comment by I Gede Yudha Bhismaya on February 4, 2015 at 1:46pm

Greetings, my name is I Gede Yudha Bhismaya, a senior majoring in International Relations at Udayana University, Bali. Indonesia. The relationship between Indonesia and the U.S is undoubtedly one of the closest and the fastest growing in Southeast Asia region. After being severely shaken in the 90's, the relations between both countries have been fully restored and now at a level never before seen in the nations relationship history and it will undoubtedly increase in the future.

U.S has recognized the importance of Indonesia's role in the region both politically and economically through the signing of Comprehensive Partnership Agreement. And thanks to the agreement the relationship saw significant boosts in cooperation on different sectors such as political, security, sociopolitical. But, economic cooperation points of CPA have seen less satisfying result. I see the need for the U.S and Indonesia to strengthen cooperation on this sector because of the benefits that both countries will acquire in the future. It surely won't be a walk in the park, it will be like driving on narrow and winding road but at the end of it...beautiful sunset await

Looking forward to work on the following issue.



Skype: IG Yudha


Comment by Suhail Romli Sian Mair on January 29, 2015 at 12:23am

hello, I'm Suhail, I come from Bandung, Indonesia, I'm student from Indonesia University Of Education, majority in Islamic Economics and finance. America and Indonesia have a good relationship in many sector, like president obama old school, freeport industry, and many more, i want to share with you about the culture and religion between Indonesia and America, I want to prove that Islam is'nt terrorist like you heard and seen in television, terrorist is not the real of islam.

If you find me interesting, contact me. This is my contact information:

twitter : @suhaileresmair

facebook :

email :

Comment by Desy Dwi Cahyani on January 28, 2015 at 8:09am

Hi everybody. i'm desy, i'm a student international relations at university of Jember in Indonesia

As far as I'm concerned in the relationship between The U.S.A and China. Chinaa and U.S.A relations move on or move ini, if move in that their relationshp more cordial or distantly spaced. I decide to participate in this contest. I had an interesting idea for an essay. please, be my partner. contact me : or twitter @dessyCahya_ or Fb

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