Faiz is currently doing an internship under the Democracy and Governance unit. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He enjoys monitoring political and ideological discussions on social media. His side-interests include alternative music and animation.
Ayena is an intern with the External Relations Unit. She will be reading Economics and Finance at the University of Bristol in September. She aims to reaffirm her interest in Economics through her internship at IDEAS.
Shafee is a research intern at IDEAS, and is a final year student at the University of Malaya, majoring in International and Strategic Studies. Through his internship, Shafee confirmed his research interest in Political Economy and International Trade, and hopes to continue exploring the topic in his future endeavours.
Chiang Hui Xing
Chiang Hui Xing is a final year student at the University of Malaya pursuing bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with a major in Administrative Studies and Politics. She is currently an intern under the IDEAS Research Unit.
Meghan is a junior at Princeton University majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, pursuing certificates in Arabic, Finance, and Technology and Society. Through her summer internship with IDEAS, Meghan confirmed her research interest in foreign direct investment, and hopes to continue studying the topic for university independent work.
Conor is a third-year student in the Princeton University politics department. At Princeton, he studies the development of inclusive political and economic institutional frameworks in different countries. Conor hails from New York City.
Amelia is a fourth-year student at New York University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Social & Cultural Analysis, with a concentration of Political Science.
Azam Wan Hashim
Azam is currently a Junior Associate under the Social Policy unit at IDEAS Research and Publications division. He received his B.A. degree from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in Political Science and Economics. He is a firm believer in prioritizing efficiency and equity, while still championing liberty and freedom. In addition to his devotion to Malaysia, Azam loves to explore a nation through its food and he is an avid sneaker and cryptocurrency enthusiast.
Meyshna Nair is a Junior Associate under the Economics and Business unit at IDEAS Research and Publications Division. She is pursuing her degree in Bsc Economics at the University of Sheffield. She aspires to analyse like an economists by the end of her time at IDEAS. In her free time, Meyshna enjoys going to the gym and strongly believes body-shaming should be stopped.
Leah is currently interning under the IDEAS Research and Publications division. She recently completed her pre-university education at Australian International School and is hoping to major in International Relations at university. She hopes to deepen her insight and knowledge of the different aspects of public policy, whilst bettering her research and writing skills. In her free time, Leah enjoys finding new songs on Spotify and playing her ukulele.