Leem, Kyung Hoon is Director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) and Director of the HK Peace and Humanities Research Group at Seoul National University (SNU). In addition to his work within these institutes, Professor Leem serves as an active lecturing professor in the Department of Political Science, SNU. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Professor Leem has several publications, including “Reconstruction of Russia’s Political Tradition: The Consolidation of Putin’s System (Russian Studies, Vol. 23 No.2, 2013) and “The 2008 Candlelight Protests and South Korean Democracy” (Journal of Korean Social Sciences, Vol. 33, 2011).
Jo, Dong-Joon, Deputy Director
Dong-Joon Jo is Deputy Director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) and Professor of department of political science and international relations at Seoul National University (SNU). Professor Jo obtained his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and has taught at the University of Seoul (2005-2010). Professor Jo's field of interests lies international organization, international conflict, nuclear weapon etc. His recent publications are automated text analysis of North Korean New Year addresses,1946-2015.(Journal of the Korean Political Science Association, Vol.49 No.2 (2015), pp.27-61), Economic Factors at the Abolition Alignment between Discourses and Social Forces in the 19th Century England(The 21st Century Political Science Association, Vol.25 No.1 (2015), pp.25-52)
Lim, Hong Bae, Deputy Head
Hong Bae Lim is Professor in the Department of German Language and Literature, and Deputy Head of the HK Peace and Humanities Research Group at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). Professor Lim's field of interests lies in 18th century German Literature. He is the author of a number of books including Twenty Years after the Reunification of Germany: Basic Data (2011), The Actuality of Kim Soo Young’s Poems (2005), and The World of Hwang Seok Young’s Literature (2003). He has translated a number of books, including Gadamer’s Wahrheit und Methode (2012), Goethe’s Die Leiden des jungen Werther (2012), and Lukacs’s Asthetik (2003). He has contributed numerous articles to academic journals including Aporia of Representation concerning Memories of Auschwitz and On Goethe’s Concepts of Symbol and Allegory.
Baik, Jiwoon, Humanities Korea Professor
Jiwoon Baik is Humanities Korea Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). She earned her Ph.D. degree with a dissertation on Liang Qichao’s enlightenment thought and Chinese modernity discourse. Professor Baik's recent interest is principally focused on the comparative studies of modern East Asian culture and thought. Her publication includes Thinking of Unification and Peace from the Cross Strait (co. ed.), "Unravelling the Chains of Violence into an Alliance: Discovering Okinawa Literature"(Critical Reviews of History), "Reconciliation Entangled with Nationalism in the Post-Cold War Era," (NTU Studies in Taiwan Literature, 2016), "Murakami Haruki and the historical memory of East Asia" (Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2010) and "East Asian perspective on Taiwanese Identity" (Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2010). She also translated several books in this field, such as Takeuchi Yoshimi's Japan and Asia, Chen Kuan-hsing's The Emperialist Eye, and Marukawa Tetzushi's Regionalism and Han Shao Gong's Post /Revolution etc..
Choi, Gyubin, Senior Researcher
Gyubin Choi is a research fellow at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University. He received his MA in international development from the University of Manchester in 2008 and his PhD in international relations from the the University of Leeds in 2014. His research interests focus on inter-Korean relations and peace agendas on the Korean peninsula and East Asia. He is also interested in sanctions and incentives, an engagement policy toward North Korea, the politics of humanitarian assistance, and broader international relations of the Asia-Pacific. He has previously worked as a researcher in the Center for International Area Studies (CIAS) at Handong Global University.
Chun, Kyung Hyo, Senior Researcher
Kyung Hyo Chun is a senior researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University. She completed her master's degree in anthropology at the George Washington University, USA and earned her doctorate in anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her areas of research interest include postcoloniality, nationalist discourse, commemorations, museum representations, material culture, and cultural heritage with a regional focus on East Asia. Before joining the IPUS, Dr. Chun was a HK Research Professor at the Institute of Humanities for Unification at Konkuk University and served as a managing editor of the international journal of S/N Korean Humanities.
Hahn, Monica, Humanities Korea Professor
Monica Hahn is Humanities Korea Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies(IPUS) at Seoul National University(SNU). She received her Ph.D. in History from Catholic University of Korea. Professor Hahn is the editor of "Openhistory"(내일을 여는 역사) and "Critical Studies on Modern Korean History"(역사문제연구). She is the author of the Korean War and Retaken Areas(2017), A Study on Occupation Policies of North Korea and South Korea during the Korean War and its Legacy after the war(Coauthor, 2014), North Korea’s Incorporation Policy of Residents in ‘Newly Liberated Areas’ and the Characteristics Thereof(2016), A Comparison of the Integration of the ‘Newly Liberated Areas’ and ‘Retaken Areas’ in North and South Korea: With a Focus on Territorial Occupation and Institutional Transplantation(2015), The Gap between ‘Uprising’ and ‘Massacre’-A Review of the Sinchon Incident in Hwanghae Province(2013).
Jung, Dong-Joon, Senior Researcher
Dong-Joon Jung is a senior researcher of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at the Seoul National University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida, and his B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from the Seoul National University. With a regional emphasis on postcommunist Eastern Europe, his research interests span a broad range of topics in Comparative Politics including: comparative voting behavior, elections and party systems, democratization and regime transitions, and civil society. Methodologically, he has a specialization in quantitative methods using a variety of estimation techniques such as: linear OLS regression, MLE, survival analysis, multilevel modeling, and structural equation modeling.
Kim, Hak-Jae, Humanities Korea Professor
Hak-Jae, Kim (Historcal Sociology) is working as an assistant professor (HK) at IPUS. He also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies in the Freie Universität Berlin. His recent publications are The Origins of the Panmunjom regime : The Korean War and liberal peace projects (Seoul: Humanitas, 2015), ‘On the Contestation between two different legal traditions: The diffusion process of socio-economic rights in the Korean Constitutions(1948-1987)(2015)’ and ‘The Presidential Emergency Order during the Korean War and Legislation of the State of Exception’ (2011)
Philo Kim is Humanities Korea Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University. Professor Kim had formerly served as a senior fellow and director of North Korean Studies Division at government funded research institute, Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). He is the author of Flexible and Complex Unification (2010), New Approach and Strategy toward National Community Unification Formula (2010), Formation and Structure of Socioeconomic Network between North Korea and China (2008), and Evaluation on Sustainability of North Korean System (2006).
Kim, Sung Chull, Humanities Korea Professor
Sung Chull Kim is Humanities Korea Professor at IPUS at SNU. Before holding this position, he served as a senior fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (1992-2003) and Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute—Hiroshima City University (2003-2012). Kim’s recent works are Partnership within Hierarchy: The Evolving East Asian Security Triangle (State University of New York Press, 2017), North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence (Georgetown University Press, 2017), “Endangering Alliance or Risking Proliferation? US-Japan and US-Korea Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreements,” The Pacific Review (2017), “Dynamics of Nuclear Power Policy in the Post-Fukushima Era: Interest Structure and Politicisation in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea,” Asian Studies Review (2018), etc.
Moonyoung Lee is Humanities Korea Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). She received Ph.D. in Philology from Moscow State University, Russia. She had formerly served as a research professor in various institutes (Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture at Hanyang University, and Peace & Democracy Institute at Korea University). Her academic interest includes Russian cultural studies, boundaries studies and peace studies. She is the co-author of Deconstruction and Nostalgia (2012), The Contemporary Russian Society and Popular Culture (2008), and Между жизнью и культурой: философско-эстетический прект М. М. Бахтина (2008). She has published many articles including “Glocalization and Signs of Boundary” (Journal of Russian Linguistic and Literary Studies, vol. 38, 2011), “Comparative Studies of Nostalgia for Socialism in the Post-Socialist countries” (The Journal of Slavic Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, 2011), and “Nostalgia as a Feature of ‘Glocalization’: Use of the Past in Post-Soviet Russia” (Post-Soviet Affairs, vol. 27, no. 2, 2011).
Mun, In-chul, Senior Researcher
In-chul Mun is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). He received Ph.D. in Political Science from Sungkyunkwan University. He worked for the Institute for Social Sciences in Sungkyunkwan University as Senior Researcher and the department of Ethics Education in Seoul National University as Visiting Professor from 2016 to 2017. His recent writings include “New Perspectives on Building a Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula: Restorative Peace Discourse and Restorative Peace Treaty” (2017) and “Characteristics and Securitization of Cyberspace” (2017), and “Loss Perception between Rivalry and Long-lasting Conflict: Implications for Inter-Korea Rivalry” (2016) and “A Critical Review on the Mutual perception Mechanism in the International Relation: Focusing on the Concepts of idea, Perception, and Interest” (2016).
Yi Chan Su, Humanities Korea Research Professor
Chan Su Yi is Humanities Korea Research Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). Before holding this position, he served as a professor at Kangnam University (1999-2012). Professor Yi is the author of several books including Peace and Peaces(Kor.), Japan Spirit (Kor.), Criticism of Korean Christianity (Kor.), Reading the World Religions (Kor.),and Difference and Harmony of Buddhism and Christianity(Kor.). He has contributed numerous articles to academic journals including “On the Awakening of Self of Nishida Kitaro” (Kor.), “The Perception of Peace and Unification in Korean Religion” (Kor.), “Disaster: The Otherization of Nature, the Reification of Human Beings, and the Sinking of the MV of Sewol” (Eng.), “The Structure of Dialogue between Culture and Theology” (Eng.), and “A Theory of Korean Religious Culture” (Jpn.)
An, So Yeon, Researcher
So yeon An is a researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). She has a Master's degree in International Development Cooperation from Graduate school of International School of Korea University. Her Master's thesis is entitled. "Importance of public diplomacy and social integration in Korean unification".
Hwang, Chang Hyun, Researcher
Chang Hyun Hwang is a researcher with the project on Building a foundation for Unification at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). He graduated from Korea University in August 2014 with an M.A in North Korean Studies where he focused on the United Nations and North Korean Human Rights.
Lee, Jeong Ok, Researcher
Lee, Jeong Ok is a researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). She has a Master's degree in International Politics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her Master's thesis is entitled "A Study on Building up an Inter-Korean Environmental Community for Anti-desertification in Northeast Asia: Focusing on Environmental Regime Theory".
Shin, In Seok, Researcher
Shin, In Seok is a researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU). He has a Master's degree in North Korean Studies from Dongguk University(Seoul). His Master's thesis is entitled "A Study on the North Korean Artillery Strategic Culture: Process of Formation and Development".
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