Dr. Brian WONG Yue-shun
BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford
Dr. Brian Wong is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. His research examines the ethics and dynamics of authoritarian regimes and their foreign policies, historical and colonial injustices, and the intersection of geopolitics, political and moral philosophy, and technology. A Rhodes Scholar (2020) and Kwok Scholar, Brian holds a DPhil in Politics from Balliol College; MPhil in Political Theory (Distinction) from Wolfson College, and an MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Double First Class, 9th out of 240) from Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Brian has taught modules in politics to undergraduate students at Oxford and Stanford Universities, and spoken at conferences at Harvard-Sciences Po, LSE, Carnegie-Tsinghua, Stanford, Tufts, and briefs MNCs, hedge funds, and family offices and investors on macro risks in Asia. Brian currently serves as a Fellow and Advisor on Strategy at the Oxford Global Society, an independent Oxford-based think-tank. He is also a Fellow at the Centre on Contemporary China and the World. He co-founded and now advises Oxford Political Review, a publication aspiring to bridge the theory-practice gap. As a columnist at the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Editor-at-Large for ThriveGlobal, he contributes regularly to publications such as TIME, Foreign Policy, Aeon, Financial Times, Diplomat, Fortune, SCMP, Nikkei, Japan Times, the US-Asia Law Institute, E-IR, Institute of Art and Ideas, USCN Perception Monitor, Neican, and The Hindu, having also presented and written on issues of public philosophy for the Journal of Practical Ethics, the American Philosophical Association, and the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Brian's comments have been featured on The Atlantic, Nikkei, Al-Jazeera, and POLITICO.