Kim, Jaechun (Professor)

Ph.D: Political Science
Courses taught: International Relations Theory; U.S. Foreign Policy; International Security and Peace; American Politics; Intelligence
Tel: +82 2 705 8684    


Jaechun Kim is a political scientist trained at Yale University (MA in International Relations; M.Phil. in Political Science; Ph.D. in Political Science). Before joining Sogang GSIS, he worked for Yale University as lecturer for the Department of Political Science and Yale Center for the International and Area Studies (YCIAS). Earlier in his career, he had worked for the National Assembly of Korea as legislative assistant and the Bankers Trust Company as credit analyst. Since early 2003, he has been advising ISR (International Strategic Reconciliation) Korea as board member and executive director. His research interests include International Relations Theory, U.S. Foreign Policy Making, International Security and Peace, and Intelligence Policy. His recent publications deal with intelligence policy of the U.S. during the Cold War era to secretly undermine democratically elected governments and the Democratic Peace scholarship. At Sogang, he offers courses on International Relations, International Security and Peace, International Political Economy, Research Methods, and American Politics and Society.


• Ph.D. (Political Science) Yale University
• M.Phil. (Political Science) Yale University
• M.A. (International Relations) Yale University
• M.B.A. George Washington University
• B.A (Business Administration) Yonsei University

   Classes Taught

• Introduction to International Relations
• International Security and Peace
• International Political Economy
• Research Methods (II)
• American Politics and American Foreign Policy

   Academic & Professional Post Held

• Lecturer, Department of Political Science at Yale University and Yale Center for the International and Area Studies (YCIAS) (2001 - 2003) >
• Legislative Assistant, National Assembly of Korea
• Credit Analyst, Bankers Trust Company
• Board Member and Executive Director, ISR (International Strategic Reconciliation) Korea since 2003
• Member of the advisory board for the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) since 2006
• Member of the advisory board for KBS for Korean presidential election in 2007 and National Assembly Election in 2008
• Visiting scholar to the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Denver University
• Fulbright scholar to the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliot School of International Affair in George Washington University