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Welcome to my website! In 2019-2020, I will be a China and the World Program An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center. I am currently a fifth-year joint PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. I research and teach topics within international and comparative political economy, with a focus on trade and globalization and energy and the environment.

My research has been published in journals including The Journal of Politics, World Development, Studies in Comparative International Development, Energy Policy, Economics and Politics, and Energy for Sustainable Development.

At Princeton, I am a graduate fellow of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and of the Center for Contemporary China, as well as a Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar. I also lead the water-energy research stream at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, Johns Hopkins SAIS. I received my BA in International Relations from Stanford University.

Please feel free to contact me at: meiralkon[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

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