Daniel Aum

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
Email Address: daum@gatech.edu


Daniel Aum is a PhD student in international affairs, science, and technology at Georgia Tech. He is interested in the intersection of great power competition, the role of alliances, and the drivers of innovation.

He served as a Harold Rosenthal Fellow both with the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation. He was the Senior Director for Public Affairs and Washington D.C. Director at the National Bureau of Asian Research, a think tank. He served as a fellow with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. He also worked on an international strategic litigation team at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. 

He has written for a variety of publications ranging from a political science journal to major foreign policy outlets, including The National InterestThe Diplomat, East Asia ForumSouth China Morning Post, and The National Bureau of Asian Research. He co-authored an op-ed in the local paper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in December 2021.

  • George Washington University Law School, JD
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, MA in Asian Studies
  • Baylor University, BA in philosophy


  • Asia (East)
  • United States
  • Governance
  • Innovation
  • National Security
  • Politics