Xiaochen Su, Ph.D.

Xiaochen Su, Ph.D.

Xiaochen Su is a Chinese-American hailing from San Diego, CA. He holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Economics and Electrical Engineering from Yale University, a Master's degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo. He resided in Iringa, Tanzania, where he worked with an American NGO that support local farmers through the provision of microfinance and high-quality agricultural inputs. As an experienced backpacker, he has used the convenience of his jobs and studies to travel to more than 90 countries, with short-term residences in places like South Korea and Australia, and destinations as varied as Laos, Romania, and Rwanda. He is currently a business risk consultant in Tokyo, Japan, as well as the Founder and Managing Director of the Study Abroad Research Institute, a Tokyo-based non-profit organization promoting international education.

Recent Articles

Magufuli's Death, COVID Denial, and the Need for Pluralism in Democratic Societies

John Magufuli was elected as the president of Tanz…

Mar 19th
The Africanization of World Travel in the Post-COVID World

In the post-COVID world, travelers from elsewhere …

Mar 6th
Nations Do Not Transcend Social Class, They are the Manifestation of Social Class at a Global Scale

In the past decades, capitalism has avoided the em…

Feb 12th
The Prospects of a Renewed Ethiopian Civil War Going Global

Ethiopia is now in the midst of a civil war. The w…

Nov 21st
After COVID-19, Africans Should Consider Career Advancement in Japan and South Korea

Japan and South Korea have come out of the COVID-1…

Jul 25th
A View from Rural Africa: Why the "Difficulties" of Social Distancing is a "First World Problem"

Westerners complaining about social distancing pre…

Apr 18th
The Vulnerability and Complacency of Africa to an Unfolding Coronavirus Pandemic

Africa has so far largely escaped the wrath of the…

Mar 6th
Abiy Ahmed and the the Danger of Domestic Politics Overturning a Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed's Ethiopia bears a striking resemblance…

Oct 12th
Robert Mugabe and African Leaders' Love-Hate Relationship with European Colonial Legacy

The legacy of fighting against colonists give Muga…

Sep 6th
Why More Effective Mobile Money Usage Can be an Economic Game Changer for Rural Africa

Governments in Africa can leverage mobile money to…

Jul 8th