Trans-Pacific Contest Matchmaker

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 Xiaoxi Kang on April 30, 2013 at 11:13am

Hello, Everyone. This is Xiaoxi Kang (Christina) from China. I am looking for a partner from the US. This is my essay about disabilities' rights. I hope that some one could work with my essay together. Is there anyone could help me? I need you in 48 hours.

Sorry in that hurry.   I just found out this competition need a partner. Please contact me if you interested in this topic.

Thank you! 

Comment by Ge Lin on April 26, 2013 at 6:32am

Hello my name is Ge Lin,you can call me Lindsay, I am a student of journalism at the He Bei University in China. I have some ideas about journalistic ethics especially in China.  I am looking for a partner in US to work on a paper/ me to focus the ethical issue of journalistic ethics between US and China. If you have any interest in this topic.please contact this e-mail address:

Thank you.

Comment by Emily Rosman on April 12, 2013 at 3:35pm

I'm an American college student, a senior at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I'm looking for a partner form Japan to do a video. My major is international business, but my career will be in the arts.

Topic: I am thinking nuclear energy particularly about the struggle between the Japanese people and Japanese government, but also about how the US government and American people are touched/not touched by this struggle. Of course all this is invariably tied in with the effect of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on the spirit, culture and thinking of Japanese people, particularly about Japan, politics, the earth and our place in it. So I think that will play a part in the video too. I am definitely open to other ideas, these are just my initial thoughts.

Here's some stuff I've done:
Fellow, China Business and International Competitiveness Research Conference in Hong Kong
One of two students invited by the university’s Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness to attend a conference on Chinese economics, politics and technology
Fellow, Asia-Pacific Homeland Security Conference in Honolulu
A summit for senior government and military leaders, senior business executives; and security, technology and anti-terrorism experts. They discussed their latest work on national security in the US and Asia. Was sponsored by CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) as the university and state’s only student to attend.                                                 U.S. State Department NSLI-Y Scholarship
I spent 2 months in Seoul living with a host family, and earned certificate in Korean language study at Korea’s premier university, Seoul National, under full scholarship from the U.S. State Department
National Merit scholarship finalist
The scholarship is based on Preliminary SAT Exam (PSAE) scores, and is intended to recognize the nation's highest achieving high school students. 1.5 million American students to take the PSAE each year, and 15,000 advance to the finalist round, representing the top 1% of scores in the country.      

Comment by Oriene H Shin on April 12, 2013 at 3:26pm


My name is Oriene Shin, and I am a law student at the University of Utah's SJ Quinney College of Law. As a US citizen, I am looking for a partner across the Pacific to work on a paper/essay with me to tackle the ethical issue of commerce and labor rights and how it affects US - Asia Relations. While I have a background in Chinese and Korean commerce, I would not be opposed to look at other relationships between the US and other countries. 

I would love to have the chance to look at the issue of commerce/trade and the ethics that accompany Asia. While I would be up for looking at the ethical labor issues specifically to a single country, I would love to take the time to track how one country's approach to trade/commerce/manufacturing affects another.

If you have any interest in looking at the Trans-Pacific problem through a labor/commerce lens, please feel free to contact me. I would love to start working on this right away. I would also be open to other ideas/approaches to the question for the paper. 

You can reach me at, I look forward to hearing from you. 

Thank you,

Oriene Shin

Comment by Gage DeMont Hansen on April 11, 2013 at 12:22am

I am a U.S. Citizen and second year law student at the University of Utah, focusing in International Human Rights law, Women's Rights, and cross culture compromise. I am open to almost any topic, but I am most interested in the global conflict between the contradicting interpretation of Human Rights, exemplified by the U.S. and China. China's reliance on the group and cultural rights championed by the ICESCR, and the U.S. reliance on individual rights championed by the ICCPR. Can their world views be reconciled? If so, How?

As I said, I am open to any topics, so please contact me if you think we would work well together, these are just the topics I am most interested in and familiar with.

Comment by Jacob Amos on April 10, 2013 at 11:01am

Hi, my name's Jacob, and I'm an American economics and math student currently studying abroad in Zhuhai, China. I have experience doing research on international relations and economic policy for my debate team back home, as well as statistical analysis of financial markets. I would be interested in doing some research into US-China economic relations and diplomacy, but am definitely open to suggestions, especially if you already have extensive research experience in another topic. Let me know if you're interested!

Comment by sunyung Hong on April 8, 2013 at 2:07pm

Hi~! I am sunyoung Hong, I wanna meet a partner :) I am from South-Korea where is nowadays really nervous and have been in lots of ethic problems. I studied International Politics & diplomacy & law at university of course I have interest in these kinds of issues. Now I am studying Tukish law so I became closer the center of global peace issues in Middle-East countries than before. 

I need an American citizen as a partner. I got two scholarships for studying until now and participated in debate on Economic issues of Europe taking pleasure in.  I am really passionate person. freely contact to me:) 

what I think as a topic is North-Korea, China, and America with cultural crisis

Comment by 罗晓晗 李 on April 7, 2013 at 7:57am

Hello guys, I'm Helen, a junior student of Public Relations from Shanghai International Studies University.I prefer to develop a essay about diplomacy, peace or communications of US-China,while other issues are also OK for me,as far as they don't require too much professional knowledge.

Time pressing, I am really need a AMERECAN partner for this contest!If you are interested in the same issues as me,please contact me ASAP.My email Let's start it soon!

Comment by Jing Shiyuan on April 6, 2013 at 6:00am

Hi, I am Jing Shiyuan from China. I am a junior student of East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai.

My major is economic law and minor in finance. I'm interested in renewable energy law. And I do care about the environment protection and the mass conflicts caused by energy which leads to many severe problems.

My e-mail address is Please contact me if you need a partner for this contest. It will be a amazing experience.

Comment by Deana Kaye Ouano on April 5, 2013 at 3:16pm

Hello everyone, my name's Kaye.

I am a sophomore studying Political Science at the University of the Philippines and interested in looking into security relations between the USA and Asia as a whole or any Asian country. I am, however, open to topic suggestions. You can check out my page to see my areas of interest.

Not particular about doing a video collaboration or writing an essay. I'm okay with either. :)

Please feel free to contact me at


Kaye Ouano

Comment by Chau Sa Bach on March 20, 2013 at 10:31am

Hi, I'm NAM, Vietnamese girl, 25 years old.

I graduated from International Relations in Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, in 2009. Now Iam nearly finishing the course of Master of International Law in Seoul, Korea.

I'm searching for an American partner to join the Contest by either an essay or a video.

The specific topic for writing may be in further discussion. I prefer to write about VN- US relationship.

Welcome anyone with same desire with me. Please contact me at


Comment by Alice Yujung Chen on March 18, 2013 at 4:34pm

Hello everyone,

My name's Alice. I am currently a second year undergrad studying at the University of California, Irvine, USA. I am double majoring in International Studies and Studio Art and also minoring in Business Management.

I hope to find a partner that also seeks to do a video collaboration for this project. Other than that, I'm open to suggestions for topic ideas. 

Please feel free to contact me via email at:


Comment by clearlaughter on March 15, 2013 at 11:48am

Hello everyone. I am Chastina XIANG from Renmin University of China,Beijing. I am a third year student whose majors are International Relations and Journalism. I wanna develop a essay on human rights of Tibet which I have researched for several months and accumulated rich resources. BTW,  I also have had experiences of publishing papers in academic journals. Right now, I am an exchange student in Hong Kong where I could find great material and teacher resources.  If you have any interest in my topic or other fantastic ideas. Please contact me soon!  My e-mail address: 

Comment by Ulfah on March 13, 2013 at 10:27am

Hi Friends!!

My name is Ulfah,
Now, I'm master student in National Cheng Kung University, International Student from Indonesia...
My major is Enviromental engineering same like my previous major in Indonesia's university in institut Technology Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya..

So far, I have high intention to promote the environment, sustainability, energy, conservation as youth role in the country,

and I'm very interest to join carniege's council contest to further action, :)
Although, It would like very pleasure, if there's discuss the others aspect that I never catch up before,

Hope we can be a great team!

Just contact:


Comment by lai thi kim thoa on March 6, 2013 at 11:36am

hello everyone

my name is Thoa

I am from Viet Nam

I am third year student at Duy Tan university

i like taking part in alot of social activities 

I like joining this contest and i think this contest can help me to get more knowledge and experiences

I will write an essay in this contest and i hope that i can find partner to help each other complete it.

I would like to collaborate with someone, please contact with me by email:

see you

thanks so much!

Comment by nguyen thi phuong lang on March 6, 2013 at 3:48am

hello eveyone, my full name is Nguyen Thi Phuong Lang, I'm 23 years old, I comes from Viet Nam, now i'm the thirth student in Duy Tan University. In this contest, I would like to write essay. i'm looking for collaboration. please connect with me following email: thank you!

Comment by Loc Nguyen Ho on March 3, 2013 at 10:28am

Hi, everyone. My name's Loc, Nguyen Ho Thien. Presently I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in English in Viet Nam. I really want to join in this contest. I would prefer to do the essay rather than video. Now, I worked as a student intern at the Public Affairs Section in US Consulate General, HCM. I'm looking for a collaboration, please contact by my email address: I hope to have partner soon! 

Thanks a lot!

Comment by Jaeyoung Jang on March 2, 2013 at 2:32am

How's it going guys~

At the moment that I heard about this contest, I coundn't help myself.

It feels like I'm meant to do this ha.

What makes me think like that is that I just came back from the U.S.

I used to live in Los Angeles for a couple of years to study english.

The picture above was taken when I went to Getty museum.

To tell a little bit about myself, I'm junior at a 4year college in Seoul of Korea, majoring in Business. Living overseas has made me interested in global issues, which is a strong motivation to go for this contest.

However, there is one problem with this. I Don't Have a Partner from the United States.

Any motivated student will be highly welcome!

The TOPIK in my mind is "What is the greatest ethical challenge facing South Korea and the U.S.

But another topik can be discussed.

I will be sincerely looking forward to your responses!

Thank you!

Comment by VAN Dana on February 27, 2013 at 4:15am

Hello! Great hope from a Cambodian youth!

  • My name is Dana VAN, a Cambodian youth.
  • Nationality: Khmer
  • School affiliation: I am majoring in Law at English Language Based Bachelor of Law Program, Royal University of Law and Economics and in International Relations at College of Social Sciences, University of Cambodia.
  • Entry format: Essay 
  • Topic: What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Cambodia relations?
  • Need: A partner from the U.S
  • E-mail:

 Work with me to WIN! 

Comment by J on February 26, 2013 at 10:24am

Hello and nice to meet every one here! :)

I am a sophomore from China. I am majoring in Journalism and studying in Sun Yat-sen University. I always read news and learn to report current events. Now I am an amateur reporter.

I am more willing to write an essay, but video is also ok. I need a partner from USA.

I would choose the topic--What is the greatest ethical challenge facing between the U.S. and China. If you want to be my partner please contact with me!

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