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Dong Hwan AN Sung-Hoon AHN Gyubin CHOI Jin-Yong CHOI Hae Sung CHUN
Kyung Hyo CHUN Monica HAHN Sok Chul HONG Dong-Joon JO Hyo-Won LEE
Kyung Hoon LEEM Yoon Ah OH Mi Sun PARK Rokjin PARK Sang Min PARK
Bumsoo KIM Byung-Yeon KIM Joohyung KIM Sun-Young KIM Sung Chull KIM
Taekyoon KIM Min Gyo KOO Youngsang KWON Seong-Ho SHEEN HaeRan SHIN
Jiewuh SONG Ji Hyun YOON      

Dong Hwan An

Dong Hwan An The SNU OLIVE Initiative - Short Biography

Seoul National University
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228804729
Email: dha@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://aerd.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Donghwan An is the Head of Agricultural and Resource Economics major in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University (SNU). He is currently a Vice President of Korea Agricultural Economics Association and Korean Society of Rural Planning, and also a board member of Korean Association of Agricultural and Food Policy. He served as an Associate Dean of Planning for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and now serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies and the Senior Research Manager of the Institute of The Institute of North Korean and Foreign Agriculture.

His main academic research areas include rural and regional development, international agricultural cooperation, food security and agricultural development in North Korea, foreign agricultural development investment, and climate change and agriculture. He published many articles in academic peer-reviewed journals such as Korean Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Rural Development, Journal of Korean Society of Rural Planning, Sustainability, and Asian Economic Journal. He received Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and Seoul National University. He also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Southern California.

Selected Publications

  • “An Economic Assessment on Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Water Management”, Korean Journal of Agricultural Economics 60(3), 2019 (in Korean)
  • “An analysis of the Transformation of Over-depopulated Rural Villages”, Journal of Korean Society of Rural Planning 24(2), 2018 (in Korean)
  • “An Empirical Assessment of the Economic Damage Caused by Apple Marssonina Blothch and Pear Scab Outbreaks in Korea”, Sustainability 2015, 7 (SSCI)
  • “Nonparametric Evaluation of Economies of Scope in the Context of Technical Efficiency: the Case of Rice and Vegetable Farms in Korea”, Asian Economic Journal, 29(3) (SSCI)

Sung-Hoon AHN

Sung-Hoon AHN

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228809073
Email: ahnsh@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://fab.snu.ac.kr/

Short bio.

Sung-Hoon Ahn received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1992, an M.A.Sc. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Stanford University in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics (minor in Mechanical Engineering) from the Stanford University in 1997. He was a faculty of Gyeongsang National University (2000-2003) before joining Seoul National University (SNU) in 2003. He has been a Full Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at SNU since 2010. He has also served as an Outside Director of Hyundai WIA Corporation since 2019.

Ahn’s research interests are in smart factory, 3D printing, soft robotics, micro/nano fabrication, green manufacturing, and appropriate technology. He published over 290 journal-class articles in these areas. For his research accomplishments, he has been honored with Sinyang Engineering Award from the College of Engineering and Sinyang Foundation, Seoul National University in 2010, Gaheon Award from Korean Society for Precision Engineering, Gaheon Foundation in 2011, Seoul National University Education Award from Seoul National University in 2012, a Certificate of Commendation Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea in 2015, an Academic Contribution Award from Korean Society of Composite Materials in 2017, and Presidential Commendation, Republic of Korea in 2018. He is the Director of Korea-Germany Intelligent Manufacturing System Laboratory, the Program Director of Korea-Tanzania Innovative Energy Technology Center, an Editorial Board of Rapid Prototyping Journal (RPJ), a Director of Publication of Korean Society for Precision Engineering, a Director of General Affair of Korean Society for Composite Materials, a Director of International Collaboration of Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, a Director of Research & Development Scientists and Engineers without Borders, an Initiator and Co-chair of International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications, a Founder and Conference Chair of International Conference on Energy, Aquatech and Sustainability (ICEAS), Startup Mission for Art/design, Responsibility and Technology (S.M.A.R.T.), and International Conference on Engineering Innovation, a Founder and Director of SNU Global(Nepal)-Solar Volunteer Corps, and a Fellow of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineers).

Selected Publications

  • Lee, H.T., Kim, M.S., Lee, G.Y., Kim, C.S. and Ahn, S.H., 2018, "Shape memory alloy (SMA) based microscale actuators with 60% deformation rate and 1.6 kHz actuation speed," Small (SCI, IF 9.5)
  • Han, M.W. and Ahn, S.H., 2017, "Blooming Knit Flowers: Loop-linked Soft Morphing Structures for Soft Robotics," Advanced Materials (SCI, IF 21)
  • Wang, W., Li, C.Z., Rodrigue, H., Yuan, F.P., Han, M.W., Cho, M.H. and Ahn, S.H., 2017, "Kirigami/Origami-based Soft Deployable Reflector for Optical Beam Steering," Advanced Functional Materials (SCI, IF 13).
  • Changhyun Pang, Lee, G. Y., Tae-il Kim, Sang Moon Kim, Hong Nam Kim, Ahn, S. H. and Kahp-Yang Suh, 2012, "A flexible and highly sensitive strain-gauge sensor using reversible interlocking of nanofibres," NATURE MATERIALS (SCI, IF 32)

Gyubin CHOI

Gyubin CHOI

Seoul National University
Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228808866
Email: gbchoi@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: https://tongil.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Gyubin Choi is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University. He received his BA in Politics and Management from Handong Global University, South Korea, MA in international development from the University of Manchester, UK, and his Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Leeds, UK

His areas of research interest include 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 is currently participating in research projects titled “Peace Studies on the Korean Peninsula” and “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the Korean Peninsula”.

Selected Publications

  • “China’s Economic Incentives and Economic Sanctions toward Vietnam, 1960-1978,” National Security and Strategy (kuk-ka-an-po-wa chŏn-lyak), vol. 18, no. 2 (2018), pp. 103-140. [in Korean]
  • “North Korean Refugees in South Korea: Change and Challenge in Settlement Support Policy,” The Korean Journal of International Studies, vol. 16, no 1. (2018), pp. 77-98.
  • “Comparative Analysis of North and South Korean Perceptions toward Neighboring Countries,” Unification and Peace (t'ong-il-kwa p'yŏng-hwa), vol. 8, no. 1 (2016), pp. 109-143. [in Korean]

Jin-Yong CHOI

Jin-Yong CHOI

Seoul National University
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228804583
Email: iamchoi@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://ruralwater.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Jin-Yong Choi is a Professor at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University (SNU). He is currently a Vice President of Korea Society of Agricultural Engineers, and a board member of KCID (Korean Committee of Irrigation and Drainage) and KSRP (Korea Society of Rural Planning). He serves as an associate editor of Irrigation and Drainage journal and a chief managing editor of Paddy and Water Environment journal. At SNU, he had served as an Associate Dean of Planning and Coordination in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Deputy Director General of Institutes of Green Bio Science and Technology. He has been involved in various ODA project formulation and evaluation in agricultural sector, with agricultural water specialty.

He has a specialty in irrigation and drainage engineering on agricultural water resources management. His research career has also devoted in the interdisciplinary research on ICT application, climate change, Nexus etc. to agricultural water management. He published more than 100 papers in the Korean and international peer-reviewed journals. He received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University and researched at Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department in Purdue University (2000-2005). As a leading project manager, he has been implementing national research projects related with climate change impact on agricultural water resources, water footprint, agricultural reservoir operation, ICT application and Water-Food-Energy Nexus.

Selected Publications

  • GCM-related uncertainty in forecasting irrigation and design water requirement for paddy rice fields, International Journal of Climatology (38,3), 2018,1298-1313 (SCI)
  • Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Drought Characteristics in the Hwanghae Plain, North Korea Using Time Series SPI and SPEI: 1981-2100, Water,9,8,2017, 579 (SCIE)
  • Evaluation of external virtual water export and dependency through crop trade: an Asian case study, Paddy and Water Environment (15-3), 2017, 525-539 (SCIE)
  • Effects of climate change on paddy water use efficiency with temporal change in the transplanting and growing season in South Korea, Irrigation Science 34 (6), 2016, 443-463 (SCI)

Hae Sung CHUN

Hae Sung CHUN

Seoul National University
Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228805227
Email: chun815@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://tongil.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Hae Sung Chun joined the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University in September 2019 as a Senior Research Fellow. He is also a Senior Advisor of the Institute for National Security Strategy. His decades-long public career at the Ministry of Unification (MOU) of the Republic of Korea paved his expertise for his main research areas which include inter-Korean relations, unification policy and North Korea studies.

In the public sector, he left the MOU in 2019 after serving as a Vice Minister since 2017. In September 2018, he was appointed as a ROK Chief of the inter-Korean Joint Liaison office, newly established in Kaesung, North Korea according to inter-Korean summit agreement in April 2018. During his term as a Vice Minister/Chief of the Liaison Office, Mr. Chun led a team in charge of crafting policy and negotiation strategy toward North Korea and served as a chief negotiator of ROK delegation at many major inter-Korean talks. He participated as a ROK representative in President’s special envoy visits to North Korea in 2018. Prior to being appointed as a Vice Minister, Mr. Chun held various Deputy Minister-level positions, including Head of the Office of Inter-Korean Dialogue, Deputy Minister for Unification Policy and Spokesperson. He began his public career in 1987 after he passed the civil service exam for fifth grade civil servants.

Mr. Chun earned his bachelor’s degree in law and master’s degree in public administration from Seoul National University.

Kyung Hyo CHUN

Kyung Hyo CHUN

Seoul National University
Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228808865
Email: vivahyo@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://www.tongil.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Kyung Hyo Chun is a senior researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University. Before joining the IPUS, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University and a HK Research Professor at the Institute of Humanities for Unification at Konkuk University. She was a managing editor for the S/N Korean Humanities from 2015-2016, and is currently a managing editor for Scopus indexed the Asian Journal of Peacebuilding.

She completed her BA (anthropology) at Seoul National University, and MA (anthropology with museum training concentration) at the George Washington University, USA. She earned her doctorate in anthropology from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her areas of research interest include post-coloniality, nationalist discourse, North Korean refugees, commemorations, museum representations, material culture, cultural properties, multiculturalism and media politics.

Selected Publications

  • “Toward Active Peaceful Coexistence,” 통일과 평화[Unification and Peace], 11(2), 2019 (KCI)
  • “Site for Multivocality: Locating Overseas North Korean Defectors,” 통일과 평화[Unification and Peace], 10(2), 2018 (KCI)
  • “Diversity under Control: Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam and the Vietnam Ethnology,” 박물관학보[Museum Studies], 34, 2018 (KCI)
  • ““War and Women’s Human Rights Museum” and Public Memory,” 인문사회21[Humanities and Society 21], 9(1), 2018 (KCI)
  • “Perspectives on North Korea Between Same-nation-ness and Multiculturalism: Otherization in South Korea,” 사회과학연구[Social Science Research], 23(1) (KCI)

Monica HAHN

Monica HAHN

Seoul National University
Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228802252
Email: mnc92@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://tongil.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Monica Hahn is Humanities Korea professor at Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University. She is the former media chair of the Organization of Korean Historians, the former commissioner of Human Rights Commission, the Organization of Korean Historians. In the public sector, she currently serves as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Unification; in the academic field, she has been participating in varieties of academic institutes such as Research Institute of Korean Culture, Ewha Womans University as a collaborating researcher, the Institute for Korean Historical Studies as one of Editorial board members, the Vanguard History Foundation as one of Editorial board members

Her main academic research areas include division and unification of Korea, the Korean War and North/South Korea border region, and she published many articles to academic peer-reviewed journals such as the Review of Korean History, Critical Studies on Modern Korean History, and so forth. She is author of the Korean War and Reclaimed Area, A Study on Occupation Policies of North Korea and South Korea during the Korean War and its Legacy after the war(Coauthor), ‘The Korean Question’ in Asia-‘the German Question’ in Europe: Search for the Way of Reunification(Coauthor), and so forth. She received Ph.D. in History from the Catholic University of Korea, was a Postdoctoral researcher at the Ewha Womans University and Yonsei University. She received the Kang Man-gil Research Grant from the Vanguard History Foundation for her doctoral dissertation.

Selected Publications

  • “Process and Background of Militarizing in the Korean DMZ in the 1960s,” The Review of Korean History 135, 2019 (KCI).
  • “A Study on North Korea’s Making of the Inmin(人民) and Emotional Politics,” The Korean Cultural Studies 35, 2018 (KCI).
  • “North Korea’s Incorporation Policy of Residents in ‘Newly Liberated Areas’ and the Characteristics Thereof,” Critical Studies on Modern Korean History 36, 2016 (KCI).
  • “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,” Journal of Far Eastern Studies 170, 2015 (KCI).

Sok Chul HONG

Sok Chul HONG

Seoul National University
Department of Economics
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806994
Email: sokchul.hong@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/sokchulhong/

Short bio.

Sok Chul Hong earned his BA and MA in economics from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 2007. He worked for the University of Chicago and Sogang University, and since 2016, he has been a professor of economics at Seoul National University.

His main research interest is to identify the association between health and development. It is well known that individual health is a fundamental element of human capital accumulation and population health status is the significant driving force for economic development. Therefore, identifying the factors that affect individual and population health and striving to improve them are essential to economic development.

In particular, he has studied the topic from long-term perspectives. His research has focused on how early-life experiences like exposures to disease environment can affect health and human capital over a course of life and over generations. He published a book titled “The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World since 1700” at Cambridge University Press in 2011.

Regarding peace studies, he is interested in studying the long-term impact of experiences of wars and regional conflicts in early life on health and economic development at individual and national levels.

Selected Publications

  • “Adapting to the Weather: Lessons from U.S. History,” Journal of Economic History 77(3): 756-795, 2017. (with Hoyt Bleakley)
  • “Malaria: An Early Indicator of Later Disease and Work Level,” Journal of Health Economics 32(3): 612-632, 2013.
  • The Changing Bodies: Nutrition, Health, and Human Development in the Western World since 1700, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (with Roderick Floud, Robert Fogel, and Bernard Harris)

Dong-Joon JO

Dong-Joon JO

Seoul National University
Department of Political Science and International Relations
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806110
Email: dxj124@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://psir.snu.ac.kr/english/

Short bio.

Dong-Joon Jo is a Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University (SNU). His research interests lie in International Organization, Interstate Conflict, and Nuclear Proliferation. He published articles to numerous academic peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Conflict Resolution, Korean Political Science Review, and Korean Journal of International Studies.

He is currently a board member of the Korean Association of International Studies, the Deliberation and Conciliation Committer for the Landmine Victims, the Korean Ministry of National Defense, and the Peace Sharing Foundation. He also serves as an Associate Director of the Korea Peace Institute (a Christian think-tank).

He earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and MA from Seoul National University. He was a faculty member of the Department of International Relations, the University of Seoul (2005-2010) before joining SNU.

Selected Publications

  • “Costly Signalling Theory’s Explanations to The Three Puzzles in the 2013 Inter-Korean Crisis,” Journal of Peace Studies 19(1), 2018.
  • “Implications of North Korea’s Nuclear Progress to the U.S. Extended Deterrence in the Korean Peninsula,” KRINS-Quarter 2(1), 2017.
  • “Bargaining, Nuclear Proliferation, and Inter-state Dispute,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(2), 2009.
  • Survey on North Korean Defectors, 2018 (co-authored),Seoul: Institute of Peace and Unification Studies, 2019.

Hyo-Won LEE

Hyo-Won LEE

Seoul National University
Department of Law
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228802608
Email: leewon35@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: https://law.snu.ac.kr/

Short bio.

Hyo-Won LEE is a Professor at School of Law, Seoul National University. His research interests are legal issues related to constitutional law and Korean unification law. He received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University, South Korea. He has recently published three Korean books: Understanding on Constitutional Law of Korean Unification (2016), Understanding on Korean Unification Law (2018), and Peace and Law (2018). Currently, he serves as a Director at Center for Constitutional Law and Korean Unification Law at Seoul National University.

Selected Publications

  • “Legal opportunities for public participation in forest management in the Republic of Korea”, SUSTAINABILITY, 2016 (SCI).
  • “Policy and Law for Urban Green Space Management in South and North Korea”, SUSTAINABILITY, 2016 (SCI).
  • “Review on the Form and System of North Korean Law”, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 2018(KCI).
  • “Forest Policy and Law for Sustainability within the Korean Peninsula”, SUSTAINABILITY, 2016 (SCI).
  • “Legal perspectives and International Cooperation on World Peace Park in DMZ between South and North Korea”, Law and Policy on Korean Unification : Analysis and Implications, Korea Institute for National Unification, 2014

Kyung Hoon LEEM

Kyung Hoon LEEM

Seoul National University
Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
Department of Political Science and International Relations
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +821024181510
Email: kleem@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://gsis.snu.ac.kr/

Short bio.

Kyung Hoon Leem is a Professor of Department of Political Science and International Relations, College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University (SNU). Professor Leem now serves as the Director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, SNU. He is a Comparative Political Scientist by training and is fond of reading and discussing the history of democratic ideas. Previously at SNU, Leem served as a Chairman of the Department of Political Science, an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for College of Social Sciences, an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for University Administration, a Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and a Director of SNU Newspaper.

He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. His research interests include Democratization and Economic Reform, Russian Politics, Comparative Post-communist Transitions, and Political and Economic Changes in North Korea.

Selected Publications

  • “Labor Militancy and Working Class Consciousness in Communist Societies: A Comparison of Socio-political and Organizational Factors in the Soviet Union and Poland,” Russian Studies, vol. 29, no, 2 (2019).
  • “North Korea’s Political System and Its Probable Paths of Transition: A Comparative Perspective.” Paper presented at the panel entitled “Korean Peninsula on the Move,” The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars, Leiden, the Netherlands, July 17, 2019.
  • Understanding Political Science (co-authored in Korean; 2019).
  • Unification Perception Survey 2018 (Co-authored in Korean; 2019).
  • Social Changes in North Korea 2018 (Co-authored in Korean; 2019).
  • Unification Perception of North Korean Defectors 2018 (Co-authored in Korean; 2019).
  • Inter-Korean Integration Index 2018 (Co-authored in Korean; 2019).
  • “Labor Strikes in Communist Society: A Comparison of the Soviet Union and Poland,” Russian Studies, vol. 28, no, 1 (2018).
  • Anatomy of Contemporary Russia (co-authored in Korean; 2014).
  • “Reconstruction of Russia’s Political Tradition: The Consolidation of Putin’s System” (in Korean), Russian Studies, vol. 23, no. 2 (2013).
  • “Candlelight Protests and South Korean Democracy” (in Korean), Korean Social Science Review, vol. 33 (2011).
  • “Changes in the Russian Foreign Policy: Comparison of Putin's Foreign Policies toward Iran and North Korea” (in Korean), The Journal of Slavic Studies, vol. 24, no. 3 (2009).
  • “The North Korean Way of Economic Reform: "The July Measures for Improving Economic Management” (in Korean), Journal of Korean Politics, vol. 16, no. 1 (2007).
  • “Putin's Foreign Policy: Dualism of Pragmatic Realism” (in Korean), Russian Studies, vol. 16, no. 1 (2006).
  • “The Formation of Economic Management System and Suryongje in North Korea: The Extreme Case of Neotraditionalism” (in Korean), North Korean Studies Review, vol. 9, no. 1 (2005).
  • Understanding Politics in Contemporary World (Co-authored in Korean; 2003).
  • “Back to the Future: The Politics of Economic Reform under Kim Dae-Jung Presidency,” Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 1, no.1 (2001).
  • Formation of Corporate Governance in Post-communist Russia (in Korean; 1999).

Yoon Ah OH

Yoon Ah OH

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228808518
Email: yoonah.oh@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://gsis.snu.ac.kr/

Short bio.

Yoon Ah Oh is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University. Before she joined the GSIS in 2019, Professor Oh was a fellow at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), where she conducted research on Southeast Asian economies and Korea-ASEAN economic relations.

Professor Oh received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University and her M.A. and B.A. degrees in Political Science from the National University of Singapore and Seoul National University. She is a specialist on Southeast Asia and studies the intersection of political conditions and economic development in the region. She is also interested in Southeast Asia’s regional integration and its external relations, most notably involving China.

Selected Publications

  • “The Patterns of State-Firm Coordination in China’s Private Sector Internationalization: China’s Mergers and Acquisitions in Southeast Asia” (with Suyeon No). Pacific Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2019.1599410, 2019 (SSCI).
  • “Chinese Development Aid to Asia: Size and Motives” Asian Journal of Comparative Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2057891119836521, 2019 (Scopus).
  • “Power Asymmetry and Threat Points: Negotiating China’s Infrastructure Development in Southeast Asia” Review of International Political Economy 25(4): 530-552, 2018
  • “Oligarchic Rule and Best Practice Migration Management: the Political Economy Origins of Labor Migration Regime of the Philippines” Contemporary Politics 22 (2): 197-214, 2016 (SSCI).

Mi Sun PARK

Mi Sun PARK

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology
1447 Pyeongchangdaero, Daehwa, Pyeongchang, South Korea

Phone: +82333395858
Email: mpark@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/snuforestpol/

Short bio.

Mi Sun Park is an Assistant Professor of Environmental and Forest Policy at the Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology, Seoul National University (SNU).
She works as a Coordinating Lead Author of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) under the Sustainable Use of Wild Species. She is a Board member of Journal of Forest Research (Springer). In the public sector, she currently serves as a policy advisor for the Korea Forest Service.

She gives lectures on forest/agricultural/environmental policy and governance, environmental management and policy analysis methodologies. Her research interests include governance/regime, discourse and communication, policy strategies and instruments, international cooperation in forest management. Her main academic research areas include natural resource management, agroforestry, global governance, and international cooperation in the field of environmental and forest policy. She published many articles in academic peer-reviewed journals such as Forest Policy and Economics, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, Sustainability, Forest Research and so on. She received PhD from the University of Göttingen in Germany. She was an Assistant Professor at Konkuk University, Republic of Korea.

Selected Publications

  • Park, M, Lee, H. (2019) Accountability and reciprocal interests of bilateral forest cooperation under the global forest regime. Forest Policy and Economics, 101, 32-44 (SCIE).
  • Park, M. (2018) Forest Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Environmental Policy and Administration, 26 (special issue), 67-90 (KCI).
  • Park, M. and Youn, Y. (2017) Reforestation policy integration by the multiple sectors toward forest transition in the Republic of Korea. Forest Policy and Economics 76: 45-55 (SCIE).
  • Park, M. (2015) Inter-Korean Forest Cooperation 1988-2012: A Policy Arrangement Approach. Sustainability 7(5): 5241-5259 (SSCI).

Rokjin PARK

Rokjin PARK

Seoul National University
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +82313304607
Email: rjpark@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/snuforestpol/

Short bio.

Prof. Rokjin Park received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Maryland, USA. He is now a full professor in School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Seoul National University. His research interests lie in chemical composition of the atmosphere and its perturbation by human activity, with consequences ranging from regional air pollution to global climate change. His focus is on modeling studies of air chemistry using 3D global and regional models of atmospheric chemistry, together with analyses of various atmospheric observations including aircraft, satellite, and surface networks, to address issues related to chemical composition, emission sources, transport of pollution and climate forcing by ozone and aerosols.

He was a member of scientific committee for International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) for 2010-2014 and organized the session (Atmospheric chemistry in a changing climate) for the 2014 biennial meeting in Natal, Brazil. He was also a member of the GEOS-Chem Steering Committee for 2007-2011, and led aerosols working group and regional modeling working group sessions at the biannual International GEOS-Chem Users’ Meetings at Harvard University (2007, 2009, 2011). Through his research with the satellite mission in Korea, he is a member of GEMS science team. He was recently appointed as a member of technology advisory committee for Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS), which is responsible for developing a numerical weather prediction model, optimized for the Korean Peninsula. He has been an editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, which is an international journal co-published by Springer and the Korean Meteorological Society.

Sang Min PARK

Sang Min PARK

Seoul National University
College of Medicine
01 Daehangno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +82220723331
Email: smpark.snuh@gmail.com ; fmpark1@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: https://www.snuh.org/blog/00933/career.do?dr_cd=00933

Short bio.

Dr. Sang Min Park received his M.D. degrees from College of Medicine, Seoul National University (SNU) in 1999, and received his M.P.H. from School of Public Health, SNU in 2004. His mentor in M.P.H. degree was Professor Soonman Kwon, and he was trained in epidemiologic simulation modeling and economic evaluation.

Dr. Park received his Ph.D. degrees from Seoul National University College of Medicine (2004-2006), and was trained by Professor Bong Yul Huh in cancer epidemiology to identify the risk factors of second primary cancer among cancer survivors. He served as a Director of the Department of Quality of Cancer Care at the Korean National Cancer Center (2005-2007).
He was a Takemi fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA (2007-2008), and had two mentors. One was Professor Michael Reich in the area of international health, and the other was Professor Craig C. Earle in the area of epidemiologic simulation modeling of cancer and cost-economic analysis. During the Takemi fellowship program, he also had been trained in systemic review and meta-analysis.

Dr. Park joined Seoul National University College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in April 2009, and was appointed as a Chief of Department of Family Medicine in 2016.
Professor Sang Min Park is specialized in health system data science using health big data and epidemiologic simulation modeling, and health promotion for cancer survivors including prevention and early screening of second primary cancer, quality care for chronic disease, and improvement of quality of life. He is also specialized in public health policy for vulnerable population and global health (North Korean health aid, in particular).

He published more than 190 international peer-review papers, and his several recent papers are: 1) Association of Blood Pressure Classification in Korean Young Adults According to the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines With Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease Events (JAMA. 2018); 2) Association of Obesity or Weight Change With Coronary Heart Disease Among Young Adults in South Korea (JAMA Intern Med. 2018); 3) Association of High Body Mass Index and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection (JAMA Oncol. 2018); 4) Weight gain after smoking cessation does not modify its protective effect on myocardial infarction and stroke: evidence from a cohort study of men (European Heart Journal 2018); 5) Prediagnosis Body Mass Index and Risk of Secondary Primary Cancer in Male Cancer Survivors: A Large Cohort Study (J Clin Oncol, 2016).

Selected Publications

  • Son JS, Choi S, Kim K, Kim SM, Choi D, Lee G, Jeong SM, Park SY, Kim YY, Yun JM, Park SM (Correspondence). Association of Blood Pressure Classification in Korean Young Adults According to the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines With Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease Events. JAMA. 2018 Nov 6;320(17):1783-1792. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.16501.
  • Kim K, Choi S, Hwang SE, Son JS, Lee JK, Oh J, Park SM (Correspondence). Changes in exercise frequency and cardiovascular outcomes in older adults. Eur Heart J. 2019 Nov 8. pii: ehz768. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz768. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Choi S, Kim K, Kim SM, Lee G, Jeong SM, Park SY, Kim YY, Son JS, Yun JM, Park SM (Correspondence). Association of Obesity or Weight Change With Coronary Heart Disease Among Young Adults in South Korea. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jun 18. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2310. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kim K, Choi S, Park SM (Correspondence). Association of High Body Mass Index and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Mar 22. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.0035. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29566141
  • Lee D, Park SM(correspondence). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hepatitis B Vaccination Strategies to Prevent Perinatal Transmission in North Korea: Selective Vaccination vs. Universal Vaccination. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 1;11(11):e0165879. eCollection 2016.

Bumsoo KIM

Bumsoo KIM

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +821058830421
Email: bramhs@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: https://www.snuh.org/blog/00933/career.do?dr_cd=00933

Short bio.

Bumsoo Kim is an Associate Professor of the College of Liberal Studies, Seoul National University (SNU) and a Head of the Center for Unification Studies, Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University. At SNU, he also served as an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and an Associate Dean of Student Affairs of the College of Liberal Studies. In academia, he currently serves as an executive secretary of the Korean Association of International Studies. Previously, he was the president of the Korean Society for Governance Research and the secretary general of the Korean Society for Political Thought. In public sector, he currently serves as a committee member of the Korean Government’s Policy Committee for Overseas Compatriots and was a consultant member of the Consulting Committee for Restructuring of University, the Korean Ministry of Education. He taught at the Jackson School of International Studies, the University of Washington as the Y.T. Shim Endowed Visiting Professor and was a foreign research scholar at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo.

His main academic research areas include nationalism, multiculturalism, identity politics, human rights, citizenship, and many other issues of contemporary political theory. His articles appear in many academic peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Korean Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Social Science Japan Journal. He received Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago and M.A. in political science from the University of Chicago and Seoul National University.

Selected Publications

  • “Are the Freedom of States and International Public Laws Compatible? Kant’s Theory of Peace and the Freedom of States,” Korean Journal of International Studies 59(3): 7-54 (September 2019) (in Korean).
  • “Are North Korean Compatriots ‘Korean’? The Trifurcation of Ethnic Nationalism in South Korea during the Syngman Rhee Era (1948-1960),” The Journal of Korean Studies, 24(1): 149-171 (March 2019) (SSCI).
  • “Blatant Discrimination Disappears, But ...: The Politics of Everyday Exclusion in Contemporary Japan.” Asian Perspective, 35(2): 287-312 (2011) (SSCI).
  • “Bringing Class Back In: The Changing Basis of Inequality and the Korean Minority in Japan,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31(1): 871-898 (2007) (SSCI).

Byung-Yeon KIM

Byung-Yeon KIM

Seoul National University
Department of Economics
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806370
Email: kimby@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/byungyeonkimsnu

Short bio.

Byung-Yeon Kim is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Seoul National University (SNU). His research interests lie in the fields of transition economics and applied econometrics, in particular with reference to North Korea as well as former socialist countries. He received his B.A. and M.A. from SNU and his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He has served as a member of various government committees including the National Economic Advisory Council, the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation and the Advisory Committee for the Korean Summit and is currently a member of the Policy Advisory Committee for the Ministries of Unification and Foreign Affairs.

He published a number of articles in international journals such as the Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic History and the British Journal of Political Science. His new book on the North Korean economy was recently published by Cambridge University Press (Unveiling the North Korean Economy, 2017). He has written numerous book chapters, books, and journal articles on the North Korean economy. He has received several prestigious academic awards such as Excellence in Academic Achievements granted by the National Academy of Sciences of Rep. of Korea, SNU Award for Distinguished Researcher, NEAR Award, T. S. Ashton Prize (the British Economic History Society), and Chungram Award (the Korean Economic Association).

Selected Publications

  • Unveiling the North Korean Economy, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Do Institutions Affect Social Preferences? Evidence from Divided Korea (with S. Choi, J. Lee, S. Lee and K. Choi), Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 45. Issue 4, 2017, pp. 865-888. (SSCI).
  • Shortages and the Informal Economy in the Soviet Republics: 1965–1989 (with Y. Shida), Economic History Review, Vol. 70, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 1346-1374. (SSCI).
  • Market Activities and Trust of North Korean Refugees (with S. Kim), Asian Economic Policy Review, Vol. 14(2), July 2019, pp. 238-257. (SSCI).

Joohyung KIM

Joohyung KIM

Seoul National University
Department of Political Science and International Relations
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806337
Email: joohyung@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://psir.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Joohyung Kim is an Associate Professor of political science at Seoul National University. At SNU, Joohyung served as a member of advisory committee for University Newspaper and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He was also a board member of Korean Political Science Association and Korean Society for Political Thought.

Joohyung received his PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA and served as a visiting researcher at Technische Universität Darmstadt and Universität Hamburg in Germany. He taught at two campuses of Indiana University before joining SNU. Joohyung’s academic interests include critical and democratic theory, continental political philosophy, and social theory. In the future, Joohyung plans to expand his research into a theoretically informed reading of contemporary Korean politics, particularly after the democratization in 1987.

Selected Publications

  • “Deliberation and Democracy: An Assessment of the Deliberative Minipublic,” Contemporary Politics 11(3), 2018. (In Korean)
  • “Jürgen Habermas’s Theory of Global Governance,” Journal of Korean Politics 27(2), 2018. (In Korean)
  • “Citizen Politics and Democracy,” Korean Political Science Review 50(5), 2016. (In Korean)
  • “The Social and the Political in Luhmann,” Contemporary Political Theory 14(4), 2015.

Sun-Young KIM

Sun-Young KIM

Seoul National University
Department of Public Health Sciences
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228802768
Email: sykim22@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/view/snuglobalhealth/

Short bio.

Sun-Young Kim is an Associate Professor of Global Health at the Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University (SNU). She currently serves as a Vice-Director of the SNU Center for Global Health Research and an executive board member of the Korean Society of Global Health. She obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy and an M.P.H. in Health Economics from Seoul National University, and received her Ph.D. in Health Policy (specializing in Global Health and Decision Sciences) from Harvard University. Over the past 18 years, she has been involved with various global-level projects, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pan American Health Organization, or U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to evaluate the impact of global health policies on improving children’s and women’s health in less-developed countries. She was also a faculty member at the University of Texas, School of Public Health. Her recent research interests include global health policy, diseases of poverty, impact evaluation of global health programs, gender inequity in global health, refugee health, and health systems in fragile and conflict-affected states.

Selected Publications

  • “mHealth (Mobile Health) Policy Readiness and Enabling Factors: Comparisons of Sub-Saharan Africa and OECD Countries,” Telemed J E Health 2018;24(11):908-921. (SCI)
  • “Theories Applied to mHealth Interventions for Behavior Change in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review,” Telemed J E Health 2018; 24(10):727-741. (SCI)
  • “Mapping mHealth (mobile health) and Mobile Penetrations in sub-Saharan Africa for Strategic Regional Collaboration in mHealth Scale-up: An Application of Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis,” Globalization and Health 2017;13(1):63. (SSCI)
  • “Cost-effectiveness of a Potential Group B Streptococcal Vaccine Program for Pregnant Women in South Africa,” Vaccine 2014;32(17):1954-63. (SCI)

Sung Chull KIM

Sung Chull KIM

Seoul National University
Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228805225
Email: kim239@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://tongil.snu.ac.kr/xe/index.php?mid=esub142#05

Short bio.

Sung Chull Kim is Humanities Korea Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University (2012-present). Before holding this position, he served as a senior fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (1992-2003) and a professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute—Hiroshima City University (2003-2012). He currently serves as an editor of Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (AJP), a peer-reviewed semi-annual journal published at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University. AJP is indexed at SCOPUS and KCI, and its contents are available or abstracted at EBSCO, ProQuest, International Political Science Abstracts, etc.

Kim’s research interests include alliance politics, non-proliferation, state violence, and North Korean politics. He now works on a new book manuscript entitled China and Its Small Neighbors: Asymmetry, Vulnerability, and Survival Strategy (State University of New York Press, forthcoming 2021). He has contributed articles to journals including Systems Research and Behavioral Science (formerly Behavioral Science), Pacific Review, Asian Studies Review, Eastern European Politics, Development and Society, and Issues and Studies. Along the line of his research interests, Kim has served as a reviewer of articles for Asia Policy, Asian Survey, Comparative Political Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Journal of Comparative Politics, Journal of North Korean Studies, Journal of Peace Studies, and Pacific Review. He received Ph.D. in political science from the University of California-Irvine in 1991.

Selected Publications

  • Partnership within Hierarchy: The Evolving East Asian Security Triangle (State University of New York Press, 2017), single authored.
  • North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017), coedited with Michael Cohen.
  • “Dynamics of Nuclear Power Policy in the Post-Fukushima Era: Interest Structure and Politicisation in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea,” Asian Studies Review 42 (1), 2018: 107-124. (SSCI)
  • “Endangering Alliance or Risking Proliferation? US-Japan and US-Korea Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreements,” The Pacific Review 30 (5), 2017: 692-709. (SSCI)
  • State Violence in East Asia (Lexington, University Press of Kentucky, 2013), coedited with N. Ganesan.

Taekyoon KIM

Taekyoon KIM

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806994
Email: oxonian07@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://gsis.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Taekyoon Kim is an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and a Professor of International Development at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. He is currently an executive secretary of Korea Association of International Studies and a former board member of Korean Association for International Development and Cooperation, Korean Sociological Association, Korea Association for Policy Studies, and Critical Sociological Association. In the public sector, he currently serves as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an ODA expert for Korea International Cooperation Agency, and a resource person for the UN Office for Sustainable Development, UNESCO and UNDP Seoul Policy Center. In the academic field, he has been participating in numerous academic institutes such as UNRISD as a collaborating researcher, Goethe University's AFRASO as a co-researcher, Tuebingen University's Global South Project as a co-organizer, and RC18 of International Political Science Association as one of the board members. In the civic sector, he is now the Chairperson of International Affairs at the Citizens' Coalition for Economic Justice.

His main academic research areas include international development, global governance and international political sociology. His articles have appeared in many academic peer-reviewed journals such as International Sociology, Journal of Democracy, Global Governance, and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. He received D.Phil from the University of Oxford and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He taught as a visiting professor at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne), and an assistant professor at Waseda University and Ewha Womans University.

Selected Publications

  • “Social Politics of Welfare Reform in Korea and Japan: A New Way of Mobilizing Power Resources,” Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 30(2), 2018 (SSCI).
  • “Forging ‘Soft Accountability’ in Unlikely Settings: A Conceptual Analysis of Mutual Accountability in the Context of South-South Cooperation,” Global Governance 23(2), 2017 (SSCI).
  • “Translating Foreign Aid Policy Locally: South Korea’s Modernization Process Revisited,” Asian Perspective 37(3), 2013 (SSCI).
  • “Poverty, Inequality and Democracy: ‘Mixed Governance’ and Welfare in South Korea,” Journal of Democracy 22(3), 2011 (SSCI).

Min Gyo KOO

Min Gyo KOO

Seoul National University
Graduate School of Public Administration
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228808535
Email: mgkoo@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://gspa.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Min Gyo Koo is a Professor in the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University (SNU). His research interests include East Asian political economy and maritime affairs. He is the author of The Political Economy and Law of International Trade: Between Free Trade Ideals and Mercantilist Bias (with Byung-Sun Choi, 2019, Parkyoungsa, in Korean), Island Disputes and Maritime Regime Building in East Asia: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2010, Springer). He has also co-edited The Korean Government and Public Policies in a Development Nexus: Sustaining Development and Tackling Policy Changes – Volume 2 (Jongwon Choi and Huck-ju Kwon, 2010, Springer), The Korean Government and Public Policies in a Development Nexus – Volume 1 (with Huck-ju Kwon, 2013, Springer), and Asia’s New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations (with Vinod K. Aggarwal, 2008, Springer). Aside from many book chapters, he has published his research in a wide range of journals, including Ocean Development & International Law, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, The Pacific Review, Pacific Affairs, Asian Perspective, European Journal of East Asia Studies, and Journal of East Asian Studies. From fall 2005 to spring 2007, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Studies and as a full-time lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining SNU, Dr. Koo taught at Yonsei University in South Korea from fall 2007 to spring 2010. He also served as a 2015-2016 Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy from SNU and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Koo received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005.

Selected Publications

  • “East Asian Way of Linking the Environment to Trade in Free Trade Agreements,” Journal of Environment & Development, Vol. 27 No. 4 (2018), pp. 382-414 (with Seo Young Kim) (SSCI)
  • “Belling the Chinese Dragon at Sea: Western Theories and Asian Realities,” Ocean Development & International Law, Vol. 48 No. 1 (2017), pp. 52-68 (SSCI)
  • “Linking Domestic Decision-making and International Bargaining Results: Beef and Automobile Negotiations between South Korea and the United States,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 13 No. 1 (2013), pp. 65-93 (with Whasun Jho) (SSCI)
  • “Securitizing Trade: The Case of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 11 No. 3 (2011), pp. 433-460 (with Yul Sohn) (SSCI)

Youngsang KWON

Youngsang KWON

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228808200
Email: yskwon@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://udls.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Youngsang Kwon is a professor of urban planning and urban design at Seoul National University. He is currently in charge of Innovative Talent Education Program for Smart City Project of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and is the director of the Smart City Research Center of the Seoul National University Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology. He has researched sustainable urban planning and policies at the National Research Institute of Korea Research Institute of Human Settlement and the Architecture and Urban Research Institute. He participated in various new city plans including “Sejong City”, “Saemangeum New City”, etc. and research projects such as urban regeneration, smart city, and overseas urban development. As a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, he researched sustainable development and planning in Asian cities.

His main concern is the sustainable development of Asian urban areas. Asia's urban population is growing rapidly, and most of the world's urban development is now under way in Asia. He is interested in sustainable development strategies while maintaining the historical and social identity of Asian cities. He is a member of the Asia Planning Schools Association(APSA) and the Inter University Symposium of Asian Megacities(IUSAM). He has published several paper on urban development and housing problems in Vietnam, which has a rapid development among Asian cities and has close ties with Korea, and conducted comparative studies on transportation and walking problems in cities around the world. The international joint research is conducted to compare the urban situation between Germany, which has undergone the unification process, and Korea, which is currently divided.

Selected Publications

  • “Different Factors Affecting Vacant Housing According to Regional Characteristics in South Korea”, Sustainability 19(24), 2019 (SSCI).
  • “Price Determinants of Affordable Apartments in Vietnam: Toward the Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Housing Development”, Sustainability 18(10), 2018 (SSCI)
  • “In-Migration and Housing Choice in Ho Chi Minh city: Toward sustainable Housing Development in Vietnam” Sustainability 17(9), 2017 (SSCI)
  • “Comparable Measures of Accessibility to Public Transport Using the General Transit Feed Specification” Sustainability 16(8), 2016 (SSCI)

Seong-Ho SHEEN

Seong-Ho SHEEN

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228805810
Email: ssheen@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://gsis.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Seong-ho Sheen is a Professor of International Security and a Director of International Security Center at Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU). He was a visiting fellow at the East-West Center DC, a CNAPS fellow at the Brookings Institution, an assistant research professor at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, Hawaii and a research fellow at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA), Cambridge, Mass, U.S.A. He taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In addition, he advised various government organizations including the ROK National Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Unification, and the ROK National Assembly. His research interests include International Security, US Foreign Policy, Northeast Asian Politics and the Korean Peninsula. Professor Sheen received Ph.D. and M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and B.A. from Seoul National University.

Selected Publications

  • “Security Outlook for 2018: A South Korean View,” Regional Security Outlook 2018, CSCAP, 23-26
  • “Between a Rock and a Rocket Man: South Korea’s Anxiety” Global Asia (Winter 2017)
  • "Trump and New Administration's Foreign Policy (in Korean)," Diplomacy, No. 120 (January 2017), 11-30.
  • “Obama Administration’s Cyber Security Policy and Challenges (in Korean),” Journal of International and Area Studies, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Winter 2016), 61-96.
  • “Asymmetry of Deterrence: Nuclear Triade, Nuclear Strategy, and US-China Military Competition (in Korean),” Kukga Junryak Vol. 22, No. 4 (Winter 2016), 65-91.

HaeRan SHIN

HaeRan SHIN

Seoul National University
Graduate School of International Studies
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806449
Email: haeranshin@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://geog.snu.ac.kr/

Short bio.

HaeRan Shin is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Seoul National University (SNU). She focuses on the areas of political geography and migrant studies. She has examined the politics of urban development cases, including culture-led urban regeneration, new towns, eco-cities, and risk perception. Based on actor-focused approaches, she has explored how specifically different actors form and develop power relations and adaptive preferences in cultural economy. She has also worked on the issues of transnational migrants and refugees, the dynamics of mobilities, and the territoriality of their networks and ethnic enclaves. For her research on urban politics and migrant studies, she has used qualitative research methods including in-depth interviews, participant observations, focus groups, discourse analyses, and archival analyses. In recent years, she has focused on the transnational ethnic networks of North Korean defectors who live outside the Korean Peninsula. She has published a number of studies in international academic journals including Annals, Political Geography, and Urban Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Southern California. She taught at University College London before teaching in South Korea since September 2013.

Selected Publications

  • Shin, HaeRan. 2019. Extra-territorial nation-building in flows and relations: North Korea in the global networks and an ethnic enclave. Political Geography, Vol. 74, 102047 (online) (SSCI)
  • Shin, HaeRan. 2018. The territoriality of ethnic enclaves: dynamics of transnational practices and geopolitical relations within and beyond a Korean transnational enclave in New Malden, London. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. Vol. 108 (3): 756-772. (SSCI)
  • Shin, HaeRan. 2017. Joseonjok and their evolving roles as mediators in transnational enterprises in Qingdao, China. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. Vol. 26, no. 1: 108-127.(SSCI)
  • Shin, HaeRan. 2016. Re-making a place-of-memory: The competition between representativeness and place-making knowledge in Gwangju, South Korea. Urban Studies. Vol. 53 (16):3566-3583 (SSCI)

Jiewuh SONG

Jiewuh SONG

Seoul National University
Department of Political Science and International Relations
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806330
Email: jiewuh@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: www.jiewuh.net

Short bio.

Jiewuh Song is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Seoul National University (SNU). Song works on issues at the intersection of law, philosophy, and politics, and has particular interests in the political philosophy of international law. She received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University, and a B.A. in sociology from SNU. Before returning to SNU to teach, Song held postdoctoral positions at the Justitia Amplificata Centre at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.

Selected Publications

  • “Human Rights and Inequality,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 47(4), 2019 (SSCI).
  • “Sovereignty and Subsidiarity,” Korean Journal of Legal Philosophy 21(2), 2018 (KCI).
  • “Justice and Cooperation,” Philosophical Analysis 38, 2017 (KCI).
  • “Pirates and Torturers: Universal Jurisdiction as Enforcement Gap-Filling,” Journal of Political Philosophy 23(4), 2015 (SSCI).

Ji Hyun YOON

Ji Hyun YOON

Seoul National University
Department of Food and Nutrition
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone: +8228806801
Email: hoonyoon@snu.ac.kr
Homepage: http://foodnutrition.snu.ac.kr

Short bio.

Jihyun Yoon is an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University (SNU). Before joining SNU in 2003, she worked as a program specialist at the Child Nutrition Division of Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas, USA. As a director of the Office of Nutrition Policy for North Korea at SNU Research Institute of Human Ecology, she has been actively involved in the food aids and nutrition intervention programs for North Korea by the South Korean government, NGOs, and UN agencies since 2007.

Her main academic research areas include food and nutrition policy, nutrition standards and programs, and sustainable food system and diet. She has published many articles in academic peer-reviewed journals such as Nutrients, Nutrition Research and Practice, Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Health Promotion International, British Food Journal, and Appetite. Currently, she serves as an editor-in-chief of Journal of East Asian Society of Dietary Culture. She graduated from Seoul National University, majoring in ‘food and nutrition’ and ‘business administration.’ She obtained master’s degree from Iowa State University and doctoral degree from Purdue University, specializing in food service and nutrition for children. She was a visiting professor at Kagawa Nutrition University in Japan.

Selected Publications

  • “Selection of Target Nutrients for the Nutritional Standards of School Lunches in Korea,” Nutrients 11, 2019 (SCIE, SCOPUS)
  • “Designing Optimized Food Intake Patterns for Korean Adults Using Linear Programing(I): Analysis of Data from the 2010-2014 Korea Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” Journal of Nutrition and Health 51(1), 2018 (SCOPUS)
  • “Dietary Intakes of Adolescents from Food Insecure Households: Analysis of Data from the 6th(2013-2015) Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” Nutrition Research and Practice 11(6), 2017 (SCIE, SCOPUS).
  • “Factors related to Positive Changes in Perceived Health Status of Married Han Chinese and Korean-Chinese Women after Immigration to Korea,” Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 28(8), 2016 (SSCI, SCIE, SCOPUS).