CONNELL, Sean

CONNELL, Sean

CONNELL, Sean

Visiting Scholar (until July 31, 2012)

Council on Foreign Relations / Hitachi International Affairs Fellow

Expertise

Trade Policy, U.S.-Japan and U.S.-South Korea Economic Relations, Technology and Innovation Policy

Education

2006   M.A. International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
1998   B.A. High Honors, East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA
1996-1997   Associated Kyoto Program, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Experience

2005-2011   Executive Director, U.S.-Korea Business Council, and Director, Japan and Korea, United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, USA
2003-2005   Associate Director, U.S.-Korea Business Council, and Associate Director, Japan and Korea, United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, USA
2001-2003   Legislative Assistant, Washington State House of Representatives, Olympia, WA, USA
1998-2000   Coordinator for International Relations, International Affairs Division, Mie Prefecture Government, Tsu, Japan

Selected Publications and Papers

"Innovation: A New Focus for US-Japan Economic Cooperation," Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 166, June 4, 2012 (East-West Center in Washington, D.C.)

Building the U.S.-Korea Economic Partnership. U.S.-Korea Business Council and American Chamber of Commerce in Korea, Washington, DC, April 2009 (primary author)

"Appraising "MB-nomics" - A Washington Perspective," prepared for the Joint Conference 2008 on "A New Era of U.S.-Korean Relations: The Impact of U.S. and Korean Presidential Elections," organized by The Heritage Foundation, Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies, and International Council on Korean Studies, Washington, DC, September 25, 2008 (co-authored with Robert C. Reis, Jr.)

The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Economic Opportunity, Strategic Imperative. U.S.-Korea Business Council, Washington, DC, September 2007 (primary author)

"Creation of a National Commission for Strategic Planning," Futures Research Quarterly, Winter 2004, Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 5-32. (co-author with Forward Engagement course participants under the direction of Leon Fuerth, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University)