Graydon Fleming completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto in 2018. During his degree he focused on a variety of topics including the global political economy, international trade, free trade agreements, East Asian boarder disputes, historiography in East Asia, and current developments in the Asia-Pacific. Born and raised in Japan, his interest in East Asia was cultivated at a young age and was further developed at his time in university where he focused on Korean history and Mandarin.
Throughout his time as a student, Graydon has had the privilege of working as a translator, mainly handling publications by Nikkei related to real estate, investment trusts, and other documents such as papers for international conferences. This has expanded his horizon and he has had the opportunity to see matters such as finance, global water governance, and global market trends unfold before his eyes. During his time at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, he hopes to expand and deepen his understanding of the world by exploring areas where politics and economics collide.
Graydon is an avid Spikeball player, a spontaneous traveler, and an advocate for all things multicultural.