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  • Position  Professor / Dean
  • Alma Mater  Ph.D. University of Dublin, Trinity College
  • Research Interests  International Relations, International Security, International Norms, Decision-Making, Governance, Human Security
  • Major Fields  International Relations, International Security, Conflict Analysis, Global Governance
  • Office and office hours  IEB #908 (Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30 or by appointment)
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    Brendan Howe is an international theorist from the Southwest of England, trained at Oxford University (B.A./M.A. Modern History); the University of Kent at Canterbury (M.A. International Conflict Analysis); and the University of Dublin, Trinity College (Ph.D. Political Science). 
    He joined GSIS in 2001 and lectures primarily on international relations, international security, governance, human security, and peacebuilding. Previous posts include Visiting Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and lecturer at University Malaysia Sarawak. His research leave (2014-2015) took him to Freie Universität Berlin, and (2007-2008) Korea National Defense University and the University of Sydney. 
    He has published extensively in the fields of governance, human security, Northeast Asian security, foreign policy decision-making, post-conflict development, and humanitarian intervention. Recent publications include, UN Governance in Cambodia and Timor-Leste (with Spropong Peou and Yuji Uesugi, London: Palgrave Macmillan 2020), Regional Cooperation for Peace and Development (ed. London: Routledge 2018) National Security, State-centricity, and Governance in East Asia (ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan 2017); Peacekeeping and the Asia-Pacific (with Boris Kondoch eds. Leiden: Brill 2016); Democratic Governance in Northeast Asia: A Human-Centred Approach to Evaluating Democracy (ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan 2015); Post-Conflict Development in East Asia (ed. London: Ashgate 2014); The Protection and Promotion of Human Security in East Asia (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2013). 
    He is President of the Korean International Studies Association (KISA), and President of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA). He is an advisor to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is the Chief Editor of the Asian International Studies Review, and a book series editor for Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Position  Professor / Department Chair
  • Alma Mater  S.J.D. Harvard Law School
  • Research Interests  Multilateral Trading System, World Trade Organization (WTO), Trade Negotiations, Trade Remedy Measures
  • Major Fields  International Trade, International Law
  • Office and office hours  IEB #806 (Tuesdays 14:00-15:00, or by appointment)
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    Youngjeen Cho is a lawyer whose interests include multilateral trading systems, trade negotiations, and trade remedy measures. She received her bachelor''s degree (LL.B.) from the College of Law, Seoul National University, and her master''s and doctorate degrees(LL.M., S.J.D.) from Harvard Law school. 
    She previously worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for three years before she joined Ewha GSIS in 2008. She was a negotiator for the WTO DDA rules negotiations and the KORUS government procurement negotiation. 
    Professor Cho has published articles about WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations, anti-dumping agreements, the Korean rice market, and various WTO disputes. She currently serves as a Commissioner of the Korea Trade Commission, and also on the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Position  Assistant Professor
  • Alma Mater  BCom University of Auckland, M.I.S. and Ph.D. Seoul National University
  • Research Interests  Public Diplomacy, International Relations Theory, Power In World Politics, Status and Reputation, Korean Foreign Policy, Pedagogy of International Studies
  • Major Fields  International Relations, Public Diplomacy
  • Office and office hours  IEB #1201-1 (
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    Kadir Jun Ayhan, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Ewha Womans University Graduate School of International Studies. His main research interests include public diplomacy, power in world politics, and Korean foreign policy. 
    Ayhan serves as Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Public Diplomacy. He regularly consults for governmental public diplomacy projects in Korea. Ayhan had served as a member of the Committee of National Cohesion under the Korean President-elect in 2022. He holds a Ph.D. and M.I.S. from Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland. Ayhan has published peer-reviewed articles in International Studies Perspectives, Korea Observer, and Hague Journal of Diplomacy, among others, and co-edited the volume entitled Comprehensive Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula: Internal Dynamics in North Korea and South Korean Approaches (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Position  Professor
  • Alma Mater  BA Ewha Womans University political science/ MA Univ. of Iowa /Ph.D. Indiana University
  • Research Interests  Public Diplomacy; UN Communications: Populism; Social Enterprise and social movement
  • Major Fields  International Relations
  • Office and office hours  IEB #1006 (Tuesdays 15:00-17:00, Thursdays 10:00-12:00, or by appointment) 02-3277-3657
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    Dr. Kisuk Cho is a professor of political science at Graduate School of International Studies educated at Ewha Womans University, Korea and Indiana University in the U.S. She is a founder and director of Public Diplomacy Center. She has served for President Roh Moo-Hyun as a Senior Secretary in Public Relations and editor of Political Science Review.
    She has published numerous books and articles including “Do Women Lead Differently?,” “Global Leadership Model and Its Empirical Applicability,” and “Presidential Leadership and Government Trust”. She is also a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Leadership (Berkshire). 
    She is currently leading research teams on “Governance and Effectiveness of Public Diplomacy” and “Social Capital and Female Social Entrepreneurship” as a director of Institute for International Trade and Cooperation.
  • Position  Professor
  • Alma Mater  Ph.D. Yale University
  • Research Interests  Negotiations Strategy, Trade Policy, Global Economic Governance, Political Economy of East Asia, US-China Relations, Trade Architecture in East Asia
  • Major Fields  International Negotiations, International Trade, Korean Economy, International Political Economy
  • Office and office hours  IEB #906 (by appointment)
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    Byung-il Choi is a professor and the former Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies. Prior to joining the GSIS in 1997 as a founding faculty, he was a trade negotiator representing the Korean government. He was the Korean chief negotiator for the WTO basic telecom negotiations (1994-1997). He negotiated the service agreement and the telecom annex at the Uruguay Round, the Korea-US telecom agreement, and the Korea-EU telecom agreement. He led the Korean initiative of the Asia-Pacific Information Infrastructure (APII) at the APEC Summit to reduce the information divide. His contribution was appreciated as instrumental in Korea’s rise to the global leader in the information and communication sector, as recognized by the two medals of excellence from the Korean government. 
    Professor Choi is the Founder and President of the Free Trade Academia - Professors for Free Trade, the Vice President of the United Nations Association-ROK, and a member of the Trade Negotiations Advisory Council for the government of Korea. Most recently, he was the President of the Korea Economic Research Institute, a leading think tank representing the Korean business sector. He was a member of the National Economic Advisory Council for the President of Korea, and also a member of the advisory council for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He served as the President of the Korea Association of Negotiation Studies and the President of the Korean Association of Trade and Industry Studies. 
    Professor Choi has been a regular speaker to many high-profile international fora, including US-Korea Forum, Beijing Forum, Shanghai Forum, Korea-Japan Strategic Dialogue, Korea-US-China Trilateral Dialogue. His opinion has been printed in major Korean media outlets. His book, the Success and Failure of Trade Negotiations of Korea (2004), earned him the Korean Academy of Arts and Sciences Award. His book, The KORUS FTA: Against the All Odds (in Korean, 2006) was the national best-seller. His book includes China, New Paradigm (2016), A Nation Haunted by the Top 1%: Rebuilding Korean Economy (2014). His new book, North East Asia in 2030: Forging Ahead or Drifting Away? is forthcoming.
  • Position  Assistant Professor
  • Alma Mater  BA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIS and Ph.D. Ewha Womans University
  • Research Interests  International business/finance and business ethics, socially responsible investing and corporate governance/social responsibility
  • Major Fields  International business/finance and business ethics, socially responsible investing and corporate governance/social responsibility
  • Office and office hours  IEB #1101-3 (by appointment) 02-3277-4060
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    Hannah Jun specializes in the intersection between international business/finance and business ethics, with a focus on socially responsible investing and corporate governance/social responsibility. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Ewha Womans University and her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has previously taught at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hanyang University, and Sogang University, and worked as an equity research analyst covering the semiconductor and IT industries at Lehman Brothers and Nomura Securities.
    Recent research in business ethics includes 'Corporate Governance and the Institutionalization of Socially Responsible Investing in Korea' (2016), 'Varieties of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): An Analysis of Prominent CSR Definitions in Korea' (2014), and 'Investing Well by Investing For Good?: Exploring the Motivations of Socially Responsible Investors' (2013). In addition to academic research, she has been quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and has served as a regular radio commentator on TBS eFM 101.3 MHz 'Primetime' and 'Main Street' as an expert on business and economy.
  • Position  Assistant Professor
  • Alma Mater  Ph.D. Columbia University
  • Research Interests  International development, Poverty alleviation, Sustainable development, Climate change and environmental issues in developing countries
  • Major Fields  International development, Sustainable development
  • Office and office hours  IEB #1201-2 (by appointment)
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    Jaehyun Jung is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University. 
    His research focuses on sustainable development, in particular, environmental problems and their adverse impacts on health in developing countries. 
    He received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Yonsei University. 
    Prior to joining GSIS, he was a research fellow at the Korea Institute of Public Finance, focusing on environmental tax issues in Korea. 
  • Position  Professor
  • Alma Mater  Ph.D. Free University of Berlin
  • Research Interests  International Political Economy, Globalization and Development, Political Economy of East Asia
  • Major Fields  International Studies, International Relations, Development Cooperation
  • Office and office hours  IEB #809 (by appointment) 82-2-3277-6636
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    Thomas Kalinowski is a professor of political science at the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. At Ewha he is teaching International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, International Organizations, Environmental Governance and Development Cooperation. Recent publications include works on the political economy of financial crisis and crisis management, global governance, sustainable governance, the diversity of capitalism and the transformation of the East Asian developmental state.
    Most recent publications include: 
    Why international cooperation is failing: how the clash of capitalisms undermines the regulation of finance. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2019. 
    “The politics of climate change in a neo-developmental state: The case of South Korea”. International Political Science Review ONLINE FIRST, 2020. 
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  • Position  Professor/President of Ewha
  • Alma Mater  Ph.D. Brown University
  • Research Interests  Political Economy, International Development, Industrial Organization, Globalization, Multiculturalism
  • Major Fields  Development Cooperation, International Political Economy, Sociology
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    Eun Mee Kim (Ph.D.) is currently serving as President of Ewha Womans University as well as a Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies and Director of the Ewha Global Health Institute for Girls. She was the Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies, and Director of the Institute for Development and Human Security at Ewha. She was the President of the Korea Association of International Development Cooperation in 2011-2012.
    Her research focus includes the economic and social development of developing countries, starting from her own country of South Korea since the 1960s from extreme poverty to a donor of development cooperation. Her research on global public health with a focus on girls has been supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since 2013. 
    She was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as one of 15 scientists in the world to work on the Global Sustainable Development Report 2019, which was presented at the UN General Assembly in 2019 with the title, The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development. She has published many books and peer-reviewed journal articles about South Korea’s development cooperation, East Asian foreign aid, South Korea’s development, UN SDGs, gender, global public health, and multiculturalism. 
  • Position  Professor
  • Alma Mater  J.D. Rutgers University, School of Law, MBA University of London, MSc. London School of Economics
  • Research Interests  International Negotiations, International Business Law, International Finance
  • Major Fields  Negotiations, International Business Law, International Finance
  • Office and office hours  IEB #1007 (by appointment) +82-2 3277-4077
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    Jasper S. Kim, JD/MBA is an international lawyer, advisor, author and academic who specializes in negotiations, business law, social finance funding/innovation and East-West strategy. He is the Director of the Center for Conflict Management and former Director for the Global Career Management Center. He was a former visiting scholar at Harvard University (joint affiliation with Harvard Law School and the Korea Institute) and Stanford University. He earned his graduate MSC degree from the London School of Economics (LSE), MBA degree from the University of London, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Rutgers University School of Law. He received his negotiation training from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
    Prior to joining Ewha GSIS, he was Associate Director for Barclays Capital (Hong Kong, China), and previous to that position, Associate Legal Counsel for Lehman Brothers (Tokyo, Japan) covering complex multi-million dollar cross-border financial derivatives and structured lending transactions. Jasper Kim is widely published and an author of multiple best-selling books. He is also a frequent media contributor to the BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and many others.