About the Podcast
LumiGlo is a podcast discussing foreign policy and diplomacy across East Asia, European Union, and the United States, covering policy categories such as youth, education, health, military, economic policy and human rights. The podcast aims to reduce political apathy around the globe by introducing political or diplomatic topics that may be challenging for a general audience to understand from A to Z in an approachable way. The operations of the podcast and content generations were mentored by Ambassador McCarthy, who is the host of The General and The Ambassador Podcast.
Meet Our Co-Hosts
Sungbin (Benny) Hwang
Benny is a current undergraduate student at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He is the founder and the co-host of the podcast. He initially started this podcast to reduce political apathy around the globe. He aims to deliver the complexity of political or diplomatic topics around us in much more approachable ways to the listeners.
Kendall is an incoming first-year at Harvard University where he intends to study Government. Kendall is particularly interested in conversations regarding great power confrontation, nuclear politics and diplomacy, and state-building/peace-crafting. He hopes Lumiglo can serve as a filter to increase the accessibility of important discussions of the evolving world order.
Lauren is a current undergraduate student planning to study Political Science at Yale University. As the co-host of the podcast, she hopes to be able to spread not only cultural and political awareness but passion and activism as well. Through her interviews and analysis, Lauren will strive to inspire her peers to discover ways in which pressing social maladies can be cured.
Lochlan Liyuan Zhang
Lochlan is currently a second-year student in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Trinity College Dublin where he is studying history and economics. An avid fan of the art of statecraft and international relations, he joins the podcast as one of the co-hosts in hopes of raising public awareness of international politics and the distorted bias against the polities. Particularly interested in US-China relations, geopolitics (East Asia and the Pacific), and tech diplomacy, his segments of the podcast will cover those facets.