Dr. Andrew Thomas PARK

Honorary Lecturer: Andrew Thomas Park completed his PhD at the University of Hong Kong in 2020. Examining the use of commissions and plebiscites as international responses to crises of self-determination, his dissertation details how these became embedded within the techniques of peacekeeping and election monitoring familiar today. His research and teaching interests include the history of international relations, self-determination, international peacekeeping, and diplomacy. He completed his Bachelors at the University of Melbourne, and his Masters in the Peking University-London School of Economics joint degree programme. Before moving to Hong Kong he worked in Beijing with the German International Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) on projects relating to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Selected publications

  • Andrew Thomas Park, “Local anxieties and world peace: Osias Parnes’ late Habsburg career in international peace,” Peace & Change (Forthcoming, pre-print online)
  • Andrew Thomas Park, “Europe’s disintegrative moment: transportation and borders in Silesia during the Paris Peace Conference of 1919,” Journal of Transport History (Forthcoming, pre-print online).
  • Andrew Thomas Park, “Administering the administrators: the League of Nations and the problem of international territorial administration in the Saar, 1919-1923,” The International History Review, Vol. 44, No. 3 (2022): 540-558.
  • Andrew Thomas Park, “Accommodating the post-war order: the Hotel Brauner Hirsch and the diplomacy of the Paris Peace Conference in Teschen Silesia, 1919–1920,” Journal of Tourism History, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021): 53-74.
  • Andrew Thomas Park, “Colonel Anson Goodyear’s Coal Commission of 1919,” in Ondřej Kolář (Ed.) Státní hranice a pohraniční regiony ve střední Evropě 1918–1989 / Borders and Border Regions in Central Europe 1918–1989 (Opava: Slezské zemské muzeum, 2021), 37-62.
  • Andrew Thomas Park, “International Commissions, the Birth of Albania, and Sir Edward Grey’s Preventive Diplomacy during the Balkan Wars, 1912-1913,” Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 31, Issue 1, (2020): 22-43.