CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name:              Seung-Ho Joo                                                            

Title:                 Professor of Political Science

Unit:                 Political Science, Social Science Division, University of Minnesota-Morris

Campus Address:          209 Imholte

Campus Phone:             (320) 589-6203  E-mail: joos@morris.umn.edu  

Website:                       http://www.morris.umn.edu/~joos

Home Address:             4 Riverside Road, Morris, MN 56267

Home Phone:                (320) 589-3889

 

 

EDUCATION

College and University Education

 

Ph. D. The Pennsylvania State University                                              December 1993

                                    University Park, Pennsylvania

                                    Political Science                       

            Dissertation Advisor: Vernon V. Aspaturian

Dissertation Title: “Gorbachev's Foreign Policy Toward the Two Koreas, 1985-1991: Power and the New Political Thinking”  

 

M. A.               Eastern Kentucky University                                          1985

                                    Richmond, Kentucky

                                    Political Science                       

 

B. A.                Yonsei University                                                          1982

                                    Seoul, Republic of Korea

                                    Political Science and Diplomacy                        

 

 

employment

Professional Employment

Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota-Morris, Fall 2008-present
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota-Morris, Fall 2003- Spring 2008.

Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Political Science, Division of Social Sciences, UMM, Fall 1997- Spring 2003.

Assistant Professor of Political Science (fixed term), Division of Social Sciences, UMM, Fall 1995-Summer 1997.

Visiting Professor, Yonsei University (Seoul), Summer 2001-2009.  

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Inha University (Korea), Spring 2005.

Visiting Professor, KyungHee University, The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (Korea), Spring 2005.

Assistant Professor (fixed term), Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Fall 1994 -- Summer 1995.

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) (University Park), Summer 1992/ Spring 1993/ Summer 1993/ Fall 1993.

Instructor, Department of Independent Learning & Department of Continuing Education, PSU (University Park), Spring 1992 -- Spring 1994

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, PSU (University Park), Fall 1985--Spring 1986/ Fall 1988-Fall 1991.

 

Sabbaticals and Leaves of Absence

Sabbatical leave, fall 2004-spring 2005

Single semester leave with pay, Fall 2000.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS

 

Professional Organization Memberships

The Association of Korean Political Studies (formerly AKPSNA)

            President (fall 2003-summer 2005)

            Executive Secretary/Treasuror (1999- 2003); Member of the Governing Board (2001- present); Member (1991-present);

American Political Science Association

            Member (1991-present)

International Studies Association

            Member (1996-present)

Minnesota Political Science Association

            Member of the Governing Board (2002-2004); Member (2000-present)

             

Professional Honors and Awards

2005 Faculty Distinguished Research Award, granted by The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

Listed in Who’s Who in America

Distinguished Research Fellow, The Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), Seoul (Fall 1999-2000)

North American Editor, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies (2000).  

Humphrey Institute Policy Fellow, 1997-1998, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Research fellow, Summer Studies Program in Korea 1996 (SSPK), The Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Seoul, July-August 1996 & May-August 1991.

 

Professional Activities

Associate Editor for North America (2003-present), Pacific Focus

President, The Association of Korean Political Studies (AKPS) (2003-2005)

North American Editor, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies (2000).  

 

Others

Foreign Languages:

Korean (Native language)

Russian, Chinese, French (Reading knowledge)

 

Foreign Travel

Russia, Korea, Germany, Japan, Great Britain   

 

 

TEACHING AND ADVISING

 

University of Minnesota, Morris Courses Taught

Senior Seminar: Internatinal Relations & Comparative Politics

Russian Politics & Foreign Policy

Diplomatic Negotiations

U.S. Foreign Policy

Comparative Foreign Policy: the U.S., China & the Soviet Union/Russia

International Organizations

Government & Politics of Europe

International Law

International Relations Theory

Government & Politics of East Asia

World Politics

World Politics (Web-based course offered through the University College)

 

University of Minnesota, Duluth Courses Taught

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Government & Politics of the Soviet Union/Russia

Government & Politics of China

Political Economy

Seminar: Soviet/Russian Politics and Foreign Policy

 

The Pennsylvania State University Courses Taught

Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to Comparative Politics

European Politics

International Relations of East Asia

 

 

SCHOLARLY, PROFESSIONAL, AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

 

Publications

 

            Books

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), North Korea's Foreign Policy under Kim Jong Il: New Perspectives (Ashgate, 2009).

Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (eds.), North Korea’s Second Nuclear Crisis and Northeast Asian Security (Ashgate, 2007).

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), The United States and the Korean Peninsula in the 21st Century (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006).      

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), The Korean Peace Process and the Four Powers (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2003).   

Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (eds.), Korea in the 21st Century  (Huntington, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers, 2001).   

Seung-Ho Joo, Gorbachev's Foreign Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula, 1985-1991: Power and Reform (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2000).   

 

            Articles and Chapters (in Enlgish):

Seung-Ho Joo, “North Korean Policy Toward Russia,” in Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), North Korea’s Foreign Policy under Kim Jong il: New Perspectives (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2009).

Seung-Ho Joo, “Moscow-Pyongyang Relations under Kim Jong-Il: high hopes and sober reality,” Pacific Focus, vol. 24, no. 1 (April 2009), pp. 107–130.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russia and North Korea’s Second Nuclear Crisis,” The Journal of Peace Studies, vol. 9, no. 4 (2008), pp. 89-114.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russia and North Korea, 1992-2006: From Distant Allies to Normal Neighnors,” in Hyuk-Rae Kim (ed.), Korean Studies Forum, Volume 2 (Seoul, Korea: Yonsei University Press, 2007)  

Seung-Ho Joo, “Allies under Strain: U.S.-ROK Relations under G.W. Bush,” in Uk Heo et al. (eds.), Korean Security in a Changing East Asia (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007.

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “The U.S. Financial Sanctions against North Korea,” Pacific Focus, vol. 22,  no. 1 (Spring 2007).  

Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 7. Russia and the North Korean Crisis,” in Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (eds.), North Korea’s Second Nuclear Crisis and Northeast Asian Security (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007 forthcoming).

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 1. Introduction,” in Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (eds.), North Korea’s Second Nuclear Crisis and Northeast Asian Security (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007, forthcoming).

Seung-Ho Joo, “The US-ROK Relations in Transition: From Trusted Allies to Uncertain Partners,” The Journal of Peace Studies, vol. 7, no. 2 (August 2006), pp. 69-106.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 3. U.S.-ROK Relations: The Political-Diplomatic Dimension,” in Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), The United States and the Korean Peninsula in the 21st Century (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 39-60. 

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 1. Introduction,” in Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), The United States and the Korean Peninsula in the 21st Century (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 1-14.

Seung-Ho Joo, “South Korea-US Relations in Turbulant Waters,” Pacific Focus, vol. 21, no. 1 (Spring 2006), pp. 59-104.     

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russia’s Role in the Six-Party Negotiations,” Pacific Focus, vol. 19, no. 2 (fall 2004), pp. 107-140. 

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russia and the Six-Party Talks,” Vantage Point, vol. 27, no. 6  (June 2004), pp. 45-52.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 8. Russia and the Korean Peace Process,” in Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), The Korean Peace Process and the Four Powers (Ashgate, 2003), pp. 145-169.   

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 3. North Korea’s Changes and the Future of Inter-Korean Relations,” in Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), The Korean Peace Process and the Four Powers (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 39-56.

 Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 1. Introduction,” in Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (eds.), The Korean Peace Process and the Four Powers (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 1-10.

Seung-Ho Joo, Russia on Korean Peace and Unification,” Pacific Focus, vol. 17, no. 2 (winter 2002), pp. 89-116.

Seung-Ho Joo, “DPRK-Russia Relations: Issues and Prospects,” Vantage Point, no. 7, vol. 25 (July 2002), pp. 16-22.

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “The Korean Peace Process: Problems and Prospects after the Summit,” World Affairs, vol. 165, no. 2 (Fall 2002), pp. 79-90.  

Seung-Ho Joo, “Economic Relations between South Korea and Russia,” Judith Thorton and Charles Ziegler (eds.), Russia’s Far East: A Region at Risk (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002), pp. 441-470.

Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak, “Military Relations between Russia and North Korea,” (with T.H. Kwak) The Journal of East Asian Affairs (Fall/Winter 2001), pp. 297-323.

Seung-Ho Joo, Russia and Korea: The Summit and After,” The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, vol. 13, no. 1 (Autumn 2001), pp. 103-127.

Seung-Ho Joo, “The New Friendship Treaty between Moscow and Pyongyang,” Comparative Strategy, vol. 20, no. 5 (Winter 2001), pp. 467-482.

Seung-Ho Joo, “ROK-Russian Economic Relations, 1992-2001,” Korea & World Affairs, vol. 25, no. 3 (Fall 2001), pp. 366-393.  

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “Chapter 9. Security Relations between Russia and South Korea: the Military Dimension,” in Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (eds.), Korea in the 21st Century (Nova, 2001), pp. 195-214.

Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak, “Chapter 1. Introduction,” in Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (eds.), Korea in the 21st Century (Nova, 2001), pp. xi-xvii.

Seung-Ho Joo, “DPRK-Russian Rapprochement and Its Implications for Korean Security,” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, vol. 9, no. 1 (2000), pp. 193-223.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Soviet Relations with the Two Koreas, 1988-1990,” Pacific Focus, vol. 15, no. 1 (2000), pp. 95-130. 

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “Military Cooperation between Russia and South Korea,” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Vol. 8 (1999), pp. 147-177.

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “The Future of the Korean Peninsula: Unification and Security Options for the 21st Century,” Asian Perspective, vol. 23, no. 2 (1999), pp. 163-196.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Korean Foreign Relations Toward the 21st Century,” American Asian Review vol. 14, no. 3 (Fall 1998), pp. 101-134.

Seung-Ho Joo, Russia and Korea,” in Bae Ho Hahn and Chae-Jin Lee (eds.). The Korean Peninsula and the Major Powers (The Sejong Institute& the Keck Center of International Studies, Claremont McKenna College, 1998), pp. 69-114.

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “The Four-Party Peace Talks: Inter-Korean Bilateral Agenda,” Pacific Focus, vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 1997), pp. 5-24.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russian Policy on Korean Unification in the Post-Cold War Era.” Pacific Affairs, vol. 69, no. 1 (Spring 1996), pp. 32-48.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russia's Policy Toward the Two Koreas.” in Tae-Hwan Kwak and Edward A. Olsen (eds.), The Major Powers of Northeast Asia (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1996), pp. 105-130.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Soviet Policy Toward the Two Koreas, 1985-1991: The New Political Thinking and Power.” Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, vol. 14, no. 2 (Summer 1995), pp. 23-46.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Soviet Policy on Seoul-Moscow Normalization.” Comparative Strategy,  vol. 13, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 1994), pp. 429-445.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Soviet Policy Toward the Two Koreas in the Pre-Gorbachev Era.” Korea Observer, vol. 25, no. 4 (Winter 1994), pp. 567-595.

Seung-Ho Joo, South Korea's Nordpolitik and the Soviet Union (Russia).” The Journal of East Asian Affairs, vol. 7,  no. 2 (Summer/Fall 1993), pp. 404-450.          

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “The Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Arms Control, (Britain) vol. 14,  no. 2  (August 1993), pp. 65-92.

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “The Soviet Decision-making Process During the INF Negotiations,” The Korean Journal of International Studies, vol. 22, no. 4 (Winter 1991), pp. 623-645.       

 

            Articles and Chapters (in Korean):

Seung-Ho Joo, “In Search of ROK’s New Security Policy,” Anbohaksoolnonchong (National Security), vol. 16 (2005).

Seung-Ho Joo, “North Korea’s New Foreign Policies and Inter-Korean Relations,” presented at The 14th International Forum on Korean Unification, sponsored by The Unification Ministry, The Republic of Korea, held in London, Great Britain, June 11, 2004. [conference proceedings]

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russia’s Diplomatic Efforts in the North Korean Nuclear Crisis,” Geukbang Yeongu [National Defense Studies], vol. 46, no. 1 (fall 2004).

Seung-Ho Joo, “The Six-party Talks on North Korea’s Nuclear Issue,” The Unified Korea [Tongil Hanguk] (September 2003), pp. 76-78.  

Seung-Ho Joo, “The U.S. Not Ready for Talks with North Korea,” The Unified Korea [Tongil Hanguk] (July 2002), pp. 36-38.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Is the Second Korean War Looming?,” The Unified Korea [Tongil Hanguk] (May 2002), pp. 74-77.

Seung-Ho Joo, “The Bush Doctrine and North-South Korean Relations,” The Unified Korea [Tongil Hanguk] (January 2002), pp. 44-47.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russian Policy Toward the Korean Peninula: the Korean Peace Process and Unification,” Korean Political Science Association Summer Conference Proceedings, North and South Korean Relations: Retrospect and Prospect, July 25-26, 2002, Seoul, Korea, pp. 129-147. [conference proceedings]

Seung-Ho Joo, “Kim Jong Il’s Moscow Trip and DPRK-Russian Military and Economic Relations,” The Unified Korea [Tongil Hanguk] (September 2001), pp. 28-31 & p. 35. 

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, Unified Korea’s Foreign and Security Policy,” The Korean Journal of Unification Affairs, vol. 10, no. 1 (1998), pp. 162-191.

Seung-Ho Joo, Russia's Role in the Creation of a Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula,” Tae-Hwan Kwak (ed.) In Search of a Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula. Seoul: The Institute of Far Eastern Studies, 1997, pp. 255-298.

Seung-Ho Joo, “Russian Security Policy Toward Northeast Asia.” National Security, The Institute of National Security Affairs, National Defense College, Seoul, vol. 5, no. 1 (1994), pp. 229-298.

Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, “The Soviet Union and the INF Treaty”. Hyundai Sahoe,  vol. 11, no. 2  (Fall/Winter 1991), pp. 148-168.

 

            Study Guide

Study Guide to Introduction to International Relations, a study guide published by Continuing Education & Extension University College, University of Minnesota-Duluth (August 1995). 

 

            Articles Under Review

 

            Research and Scholarly Activities in Progress

Russia and Korea, 1992-2006: Dynamic Relations under Yeltsin and Putin, a book manuscript that analyzes the dynamics of the Russo-Korean relations in political, economic, and security realms.

 

            UMM Seminar

Convened UMM seminar “Is a Second Korean War Looming?: Bush’s War on Terrorism and North Korea,” on Sept. 25, 2003, sponsored by The Korea Economic Institute (Washington,DC). 

 

           Public lectures

“Allies in Turbulent Waters: US-South Korean Relations under G.W. Bush,” a lecture given at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York,  March 26, 2007. 
“South Korea’s ‘Sunshine Policy’ and the U.S.-ROK relations at the Crossroads,” a lecture given at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York,  February 16, 2006. 

“Russia and Korea, 1992-2004: Dynamic Relations in the Post-Cold War Era,” a lecture given at The 44th Yonsei-Korea Foundation Korean Studies Forum, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, April 12, 2005. 

North Korea’s New Foreign Policies and Inter-Korean Relations,” a lecture given at The 14th Forum on Korean Unification, sponsored by The Korean Unification Ministry, held in London, Great Britain, June 11, 2004.

“North Korea’s Nuclear Crisis: The North Korean Perspective,” a lecture presented at the conference on North Korea in Crisis, Sept. 26, 2003, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. 

“The Six-Party Talks and North Korea’s Nuclear Issue,” a lecture given at the Korea Economic Institute conference  Is a Second Korean War Looming?: Bush’s War on Terrorism and North Korea, the University of Minnesota-Morris, Sept. 25, 2003.

“Political Power and Presidency in Korea,” a lecture given at the Korean-American Forum Seminar, Oxford Palace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2002. 

“Recent U.S. Policies toward North Korea,” a lecture given at Korea Symposium 2002, Florida State University, April 15, 2002.

“The U.S. and North Korea's Military Threat,” a lecture given at the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of California--Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 2, 2002.

“DPRK-Russian Rapprochement and Inter-Korean Relations,” a lecture given at the Korean Institute for National Unification, Seoul, Korea, July 25, 2000.

“North Korea's Nuclear Issue in a Changing World,” a lecture given at Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, University of Minnesota—Duluth, December 1994. 

 

            Research Reports

Russia and the Peace Regime in Northeast Asia,” a research report submitted to the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, August 1996. 

“Political Culture and Democratization in the Former Soviet Union,” a research report submitted to The Ministry of Education, the Republic of Korea, August 1995.

“The Political Economy of Marketization and Democratization in the Former Soviet Union,” a research report submitted to The Ministry of Education, the Republic of Korea, August 1995.

Russia's Security Policy Toward Northeast Asia.” a research report submitted to The Institute of National Security Affairs, National Defense College, the Republic of Korea, October 1994.

 

            Journal & Book Referee

Journal referee:

            Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Pacific Affairs, Pacific Focus, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies

Book referee:

            Longman publisher by C. Herrick, Issues in American Foreign Policy (2003).

 

            Conference Papers and Presentations

“Russia and the Korean peace regime,” paper presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 15-18, 2009.
“Moscow-Pyongyang Relations under Kim Jong-Il: Normalization and Beyond.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, and August 29-September 1, 2008.
“North Korea and Russia: Dynamic Relations in the Post-Cold War Environment,”a paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, March 26-30, 2008.

“The Sunshine Policy and U.S.-ROK Relations,” (Seung-Ho Joo and Euikon Kim) a paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, March 26-30, 2008

“The U.S. Financial Sanctions Againt North Korea,” (co-authored) at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, Feb. 28-March 3, 2007.

“Russia and Korean Denuclearization,” at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, Feb. 28-March 3, 2007.

“Allies under Strain: U.S.-Korea Relations under G.W. Bush,” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA,  Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2006.

“Russia and North Korea’s Nuclear Crisis” at the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, March 22-25, 2006.

“US-ROK Relations: The Political-Diplomatic Dimension,” a paper presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1-5, 2005.

Russia and the Six-Party Talks on North Korean Nuclear Crisis,” a paper presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Montreal, Canada, March 16-20, 2004.

U.S. Policy toward North Korea: Regime Change Or Non-proliferation?,” The Minnesopta Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peters, MN, Nov. 8, 2003.

Russia’s Attitudes and Policy toward Korean Peace and Unification,” a paper presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Portland, Oregon, Feb. 25-March 1, 2003.

“A View from the Regional Powers,” panel at the 18th Annual Conference of the Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC., Oct. 8-10, 2003. (Panel discussant)

“Changes of North Korea and the Future of Inter-Korean Relations” (with Tae-Hwan Kwak) a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Boston, MA, Aug. 29—Sept. 2, 2002.

“Russian Interests and Korean Unification,” a paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans, LA, February 24-27, 2002.

“The September 11th Terrorist Attacks and U.S.-China-Russia Relations,” presented at the Minnesota Political Science Annual Meeting, College of St. Benedict, MN, Nov. 10, 2001.

“The Korean Peace Process,” (co-author) a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of APSA, San Francisco, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2001.

“Military Cooperation between Russia and North Korea,” a paper presented at the 2001 Hong Kong Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Hong Kong, July 26-28, 2001.

“Putin and Korea,” a paper presented at the Annual Convention of ISA, Chicago, IL., February 22-24, 2001.

“Russo-Korean Economic Cooperation and Northeast Asian Security,” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the APSA, Washington, DC, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2000.

“DPRK-Russian Relations,” a paper presented at the International Conference on “The Inter-Korean Summit of North and South Korea,” the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Moscow, Russia, May 23, 2000.

“Economic Relations between Russia and Korea,” a commissioned paper by NBR (National Bureau of Asian Research) presented at the conference on “Security Implications of Economic and Political Development in the Russian Far East.” 1st conference in Khabarovsk, Russia, October 20-21, 1999 & 2nd conference in Washington, DC, May 8-9, 2000.

“North Korean Security and Nuclear Proliferation,” a paper presented at the conference Democracy, Peace & Conflict in East Asia, Center for International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, March 30-31, 2000.

“The Rapprochement between Russia and North Korea and its Implications for Northeast Asian Security,” a paper presented at the 41th Annual Convention of ISA, Los Angeles, CA. March 16-19, 2000.

“The Military Cooperation between Russia and South Korea,” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of APSA, Atlanta, GA, September 4, 1999.

“Korean Foreign Relations Toward the 21st Century,” a paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Asian Affairs, Center of Asian Studies, St. John’s University, October 4-5, 1997.

“South-North Korea Bilateral Agenda” (with Tae-Hwan Kwak) a paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of ISA, Toronto, Canada, March 18-22, 1997.

“The Role of Russia in Peace-making on the Korean Peninsula.” a paper presented at the 37th Annual Convention of ISA, San Diego, CA, April 1996.

Russia's Role in Korean Unification Process.” a paper presented at the 36th Annual Convention of ISA, Chicago, IL, February 21-23, 1995.

“The Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” a paper presented at the 33th Annual Convention of ISA, Atlanta, GA, March 31-April 4, 1992.

South Korea's Nordpolitik and the Soviet Union (Russia)” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of APSA, Chicago, IL. September 3-6, 1992.

 

Professional Meetings Attended

The Annual Meeting of the Minnesopta Political Science Association, Hamline University, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 9, 2002.

The Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Political Science Association, the College of St. Benedict, St. Cloud, MN, November 10, 2001.

Conference on “Security Implications of Economic and Political Development in the Russian Far East.” 1st conference in Khabarovsk, Russia, October 20-21, 1999 & 2nd conference in Washington, DC, May 8-9, 2000.

The 15th International Conference on Asian Affairs, Center of Asian Studies, St. John’s University, October 4-5, 1997.

The Third Annual Conferences of the Korean-American University Professors' Association in North America, Chicago, December 1990.

The Second Annual Conferences of the Korean-American University Professors' Association in North America, Los Angeles, November 1989.

The 26th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, March 27-April 1, 1985.

 

Other Conference Activities

*Convenor of the panel, “Key Issues in North Korean Nuclear Crisis,” the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Chiacago, IL, Feb. 28-March 3, 2007.

Convenor of the panel, “North Korea’s Nuclear Crisis and the Role of the Major Powers in Northeast Asia,” the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, March 22-25, 2006.

Discussant for The 7th International Conference on Korean Politics From Division Toward Peaceful Unification, The Korean Political Science Association, Seoul Millenium Hilton Hotel, Seoul, Korea, July 13, 15, 2005.

Discussant for The 3rd Korea-Mongolia Joint Conference, Inha University, Incheon, Korea, May 16, 2005.

Convener of two panels, “The United States and the Two Koreas (1), (II),” 46nd Annual Convention of ISA, March 1-5, 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chair, “The United States and the Two Koreas (II), 46nd Annual Convention of ISA, March 1-5, 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Convener of two panels, “The North Korean Nuclear Issue in the Northeast Asian Security Context (I) (II), 46nd Annual Convention of ISA, March 16-19, 2004, Montreal, Canada.

Chair, “Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation and Its Impact on the Korean Peace Process,” 46nd Annual Convention of ISA, March 16-19, 2004, Montreal, Canada.

Convener of two panels, “The Two Koreas and Major Powers at a Crossroads (I) & (II),” 42nd Convention of ISA, Feb. 20-24, 2001, Chicago, Ill.

Convener of two panels, “Northeast Asian Security Relations in Transition (I) & (II), the 2001 Hong Kong Convention of ISA, July 26-28, 2001.

Convener of the panel, “Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula,” 41st Convention of ISA, March 14-18, 2000, Los Angeles, CA.

Discussant, “Korea and the Major Powers,” panel at the APSA Annual Meeting, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2000, Washington, DC.

Discussant, “East Asian Security Order in the 21st Century,” panel at the 39th Annual Convention of ISA, Minneapolis, MN, March 17-21, 1998.

Discussant, “Conflict and Order: Third World Perspective,” panel at the 17th World Congress, International Political Science Association, Seoul, Korea, Aug. 17-21, 1997.

Conference Coordinator, the Second & Third Annual Conferences of the Korean-American University Professors' Association in North America, November 1989 and December 1990.

 

Grants Received

Outside the University:

Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship from the Korea Foundation, Seoul, Korea, to conduct field research for the book project “Russia and Korea, 1992-2004 (October 2004).

Research Grant from The Institute of National Security, The Korean National Defense University, Seoul, Korea, to conduct research on “South Korea’s New Security Policy Toward Russia” (April 2004). 

IREX (International Research & Exchange Board, Washington, D.C.) Short-term Travel Grant to conduct research in Russia (March 2004).

IREX (International Research & Exchange Board) Short-term Travel Grant from IREX to conduct research in Russia (February 2001).

Research grant from The Institute of Far Eastern Studies to prepare a book manuscript on Gorbachev and Korea (June 1996 & March 1995). 

Research grant from The Ministry of Education, the Republic of Korea to conduct research on “Russian political culture” (August 1994).

Research grant from The Institute of National Security Affairs, National Defense College, the Republic of Korea, to conduct research on Russian Security Policy in Northeast Asia (April 1994).

 

Within the University

The Bush Technology Enhancement Learning grant, to provide students with course materials in multiple formats (Feb. 2007).

Educational Development Grant, from UMM (May 2003)

Bush Foundation Instructional Technology grant, awared to five UMM faculty members to enhance teaching effectiveness using the Internet technology, by the UMM Faculty Center (Fall 2001). 

Educational Development Grant, from UMM (May 1999)

Grant-in-Aid in Research, Artistry, and Scholarship from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (January 1999)

The UMM 1998-99 Faculty Enrichment Project grant from the UMM Faculty Enrichment Committee (October 1998)

Course Development Grant to develop a Web-based course (World Politics) from the Center for Small Towns, UMM (July 1998)

Grant for Internationalizing the Curriculum from the International Programs Committee, UMM (April 1998)

Course development grant to create a continuing education course on Introduction to International Relations from University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) (June 1995)

 

SERVICE

UMM Service

 

Committees:

Academic Support Services Committee, Chair (Fall 2006-present)/ Member (fall 2005-present).  

History search committee, Member (Fall 2003)

Political Science search committee, (Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2004)
Functions and Awards Committee, Chair (2002-04), Member (2001-2004)

Library search committee, Member (1999, 2001, 2002)

UROP screening committee, Member (2001- 2003)

Psychology search committee, Member (1998, 2001, 2002)         

International Programs Committee, Chair (1998-2000)/ Member (1997-2000)

Research committee, Political Science discipline, Member (2000) 

Social Science Building renovation committee, Member (1999)

           

Other:

Faculty co-advisor for International Relations Club (UMM)

 

Guest Speaker Invitations (invited guest speakers to UMM):

Robert Flatten, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, March 2001. 

Topic: “American Foreign Policy”

 

Vernon V. Aspaturian, Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Political Science and former Director of the Slavic Center, the Pennsylvania State University, November 1999.
Topic: “
Russia’s Political Problems and the Prospects for the Future”

Karen Louise Boothe, Minnesota Public Radio, March 1999.  Topic: the Kosovo Crisis

           

Public Service Activities

Phone interviews on North Korea’s nuclear test with KOPT radio, Portland, OR; KSIR radio, NW Colorado, Oct. 19-20.

Radio appearance on Dave Lee’s Morning Show, WCCO, on North Korea’s nuclear crisis, Oct. 18, 2006.

Phone interview with The Wake Student Magazine, puhlished by the Univ of Minnesota students, on nuclear North Korea, October 4-10, 2006

Phone interviewed by the Voice of America (VOA) on North Korea’s nuclear issue and the US on Jan. 12, 2003.

TV appearance on KTV (South Korean national TV network).  Discussed on Russia and Korea as a guest speaker on the TV program, “Current Issues” which was broadcast on July 20, 2003.

TV appearance on KTV.  Discussed on Russia’s role in Korean peace process as a guest speaker on the TV program, “Current Issues” which was broadcast on July 11, 2002.

Phone interviewed by Sahron Schmickle of the Star Tribune on South Korean-US relations.  Her article “South Koreans Seek Respect from U.S.” appeared in the Jan. 5, 2003 issue of the newspaper.

Interviewed by Jaime Koh of  Today (an English magazine on current international affairs published in Singapore) on North Korea’s reforms.  Her article “Never a Dull Moment” appeared in the Oct. 21, 2002 issue of the magazine.

Radio appearance (twice) on KMRS Morris radio’s “Community Connectioin.” Talked about his service learning class (U.S. Foreign Policy) that dealt with the global economy and local farmers on Sep. 28 & Dec. 6, 2001.

TV appearance (twice) on KTV (South Korean national TV network).  Discussed current issues in Russian-Korean relations on the TV program, “Korean Unification” which was broadcast on July 25 and July 26, 2001.

Incorporated service-learning into the U.S. Foreign Policy course (fall 2001).  This project seeks to analyze the connection between globalization and local agriculture and suggest ways to improve local farming conditions. 

 

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