In my stints as an intern, I generally keep blogs. The following are essays, questions, musings and tales; an attempt to digest the institutions’ intellectual climate and challenge my own understanding. They vary from research intensive to perhaps-too-whimsical opinions. Food for thought.


Like a Monk Holding an Umbrella (Beijing, China | 2013)

Explorations of a Canadian law student in Chinese law. Law student at RenMin University. Legal intern at Norton Rose Fulbright.

KEYWORDS: Chinese Legal Culture and History; Development of Chinese Law; Fapios and Taxes; FDI and BITS; Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption and Guanxi; Supreme People’s Court and Precedent.

In Brugge (Bruges, Belgium | 2012)

Studies of a freshly minted McGill graduate to the peel of bells. Research intern at the United Nations University for Comparative Regional Integration Studies.

KEYWORDS: ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations); Water Security Regimes; Trade Dynamics in South Asia; Sustainable Transportation; Mekong River Basin Integration.

Un Café, S’Il Vous Plaît (Bruxelles, Belgium | 2010)

Dispatches of an EU stagiaire with a preference for tea. Intern at the Sustainable Development Observatory at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), right across from the European Parliament.

KEYWORDS: Sustainable Development; European Integration; Europe 2020 Plan; Climate Security; Biodiversity Beyond 2010; Green Chemistry Initiatives; EU- Asian Relations.