Mei Ling Young

Research Topic:

Scientists and US foreign policy in the early Cold War
International Relations Network
Wolfson College
DPhil International Relations

I research the impact of scientific expertise on three areas of US foreign policy during the early Cold War: US efforts to modernise Latin America through the Alliance for Progress, its financial and technical support for population control programmes in the developing world, and its negotiation of the Partial Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union. I specialise in the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. 

I hold a MPhil in International Relations with distinction from Oxford and a first class BA in Anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


  • Deirdre and Malone Thesis Prize in International Relations, 2016

  • The Esther Lee Millennium Scholarship, 2014-2017

  • Faculty of Arts Dean's List, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013

  • Mr. Wong Chiu Cheun Memorial Scholarship, 2013