Position 
Visiting Research Fellow
Nationality 
China
At UNU-CRIS 
15/01/2021
Research Interests 

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy 
Positioning Theory  

Education 

MA, International Security, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
BA International Relations, University of Southern California, United States

Biographical Statement 

Zi (Ivy) Yang is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick in the UK. In her funded research she assesses Artificial Intelligence (AI) policies among the EU, China and the US. At UNU-CRIS, she will be working until July 2021 with Luk van Langenhove and Jamal Shahin on the EU’s positioning on AI within the GREMLIN project.

Zi (Ivy) received her BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California in the US where she focused on US foreign policy and national security. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, Ivy holds a MA in International Security from the University of Warwick. Her master’s dissertation examines and compares the US’ and EU’s responses to the China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In between her BA and MA studies, Ivy worked at multiple think-tanks on security policy-related projects in Washington D.C. and worked as a Business Development Consultant for an American SaaS company in Shanghai.