Zhijiang Zhao

Research Intern

Programs: Foreign & Security Policy, GeoeconomicsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Zhijiang Zhao is a research intern at AGI for Fall 2020. He supports fellows with research, monitors the news for articles related to AGI’s research agenda, manages the outreach database, and writes for the Institute’s website.

Zhijiang recently completed his MA in German and European Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is interested in China and the future of transatlantic relations, artificial intelligence, and German history.

Zhijiang was an exchange student at the University of Mainz from 2016 to 2017. He interned at a local history research institute. He also lived in Berlin for a while, where he helped with Sarah Lawrence College’s summer art program. Zhijiang speaks Mandarin and German. He is learning French.

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