Junyan Chen

Schwarzman Academy Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme


Junyan Chen is Schwarzman Academy Fellow hosted by the Asia-Pacific Programme. Her research at Chatham House focuses on how Southeast Asian countries can exercise more agency in order to better serve their own development needs, when receiving competing infrastructure investment offers from various suppliers, such as China, Japan and multilateral development banks.

Junyan received her Bachelor’s in international relations from Tsinghua University, Beijing; Master’s in European Studies from London School of Economics and Master’s in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar from Tsinghua University. Her research interest has been in identity and nation building in different contexts.

She has attended and spoken at conferences such as G20 Youth Summit and Laeken Dialogue.

Past experience

2017-19 MA in Global Affairs, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
2017 Intern, Development Research Centre of the State Council of PRC
2015-16 MSc in European Studies, European Institute, London School of Economics
2011-15 BA in International Relations, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University