Yuri Baral serves as Assistant Research Fellow in the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF)’s Department of International Collaboration. He obtained his A.B. in International Studies from De La Salle University and his M.A. in Asia-Pacific Studies from the National Chengchi University. His research interests cover migration and forced displacement, transnational governance and knowledge production, international regime theory, regional security, and geospatial analysis.
Prior to his employment at TAEF, Mr. Baral was Senior Program Assistant for the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) where he was key liaison for awardees across Asia and government/NGO counterparts. He was also responsible for database management, project planning and monitoring, as well as serving as a field investigator for RMAF’s East Asia research team. He has spearheaded public thematic dialogues between private (industry leaders, development sector) and government partners, youth mobilization, and online information drives. Mr. Baral also served as KDC Coordinator for the World Bank-RMAF knowledge management initiative, worked for the British Council Philippines and China, and was a creative writing intern at Soulfire Radio Shanghai.