Jong Kun Choi is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, College of Social Sciences,  Yonsei University. He is currently the Program Chair for Political Science and International Relations Major, Underwood International College, as well as being the Major Chair for Yonsei University's International Relations and Security Major for the Graduate School of Public Administration.      

For his research-side, he manages the Nordic Research Program as Director at Yonsei University’s Institute of East and West Studies. He was Center Director of Security Strategy for Aerospace Strategy and Technology Institute at Yonsei University. He was also the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Public Administration, from 2011 to 2013. 

Choi specializes in International Relations theories, Northeast Asian security, political psychology and public opinions on national identity and foreign policy attitudes. His academic articles have so far appeared in International Security, Global Asia, Asian Perspective, Korea Journal of Defense Analysis, Korea and World Politics, Korean Political Science Review, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Korean Journal of International Studies and Washington Quarterly. He is also a regular commentator of Northeast Asian security affairs on CNN, Bloomberg, YTN of Korea, JTBC, Arirang TV, Press TV of Iran, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, CCTV of China, Wall Street Journal, and Sydney Morning Herald. He also writes monthly columns for the Hankyeoreh, a major Korean daily newspaper.  

He is a member of the advisory council on the 6 Party Talks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea and Standing Member of Inter-Korean Cooperation Committee for Incheon Metropolitan City. He is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria from 2011 and Research Associate for East Asian Peace project at the Department of Peace Research at Uppsala University, Sweden. 

Before joining Yonsei University, Dr. Choi was Assistant Professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul (2008-2009), Brain Korea 21 Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Yonsei University (2006-2008), Research Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies (2001-2006) and Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Since 2008, he has been serving as a member of the editorial committee for Asian Perspective. 

Dr. Choi received his Ph.D from the Department of Political Science, the Ohio State University, in 2006 and his MA in Political Science from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2000, and his BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester, NY in 1998. He went to All Saints’ College for his high school education in Bathurst, NSW, Australia. 


  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & International Studies, College of Social Sciences, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 사회과학대학 정치외교학과 부교수
  • Program Chair, Political Science & International Relations Major, Underwood International College, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 언더우드국제학부 정치외교학(PSIR) 전공 책임교수
  • Major Chair, International Relations & Security Studies, Graduate School of Public Administration, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 행정대학원 국제관계안보 전공주임교수

  • Director of Graduate School of Political Science, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 정치학 대학원 주임교수

  • Faculty Editor, Yonsei Annals Monthly Campus Magazine, Yonsei University 
    연세대학교 영문월간지 Yonsei Annals 주간

  • Advisor of Chunchuhwabaek, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 국립외교원 입시준비(舊 외무고시) 춘추화백실 지도교수
  • Associate Dean, Graduate School of Public Administration, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 행정대학원 부원장

  • Coordinator and Member of Advisory Board, Campus Globalization Council, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 국제화자문위원회 위원 및 간사

  • Vising Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
    스웨덴 웁살라 대학교 방문교수


  • Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar.

  • Research Associate, East Asia Peace Program, Uppsala University. 

  • Research Associate, Economics-Security Nexus, McArthur Foundation. 

  • Program Chair, Yonsei Air and Space Power Program, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 항공우주력 학술프로그램 간사

  • Program Chair, Nordic Research Program, Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 동서문제연구원 북유럽연구프로그램 센터장

  • Center Director of Strategy and Security Center, ASTI, Yonsei University
    연세대학교 항공전략연구원(ASTI) 안보전략센터장



  • Member of the Executive Board, The Center for Military Human Right
    Jan 2016~ Present
    군인권센터 운영위원

  • Member of The Planning Board KOREA PEACE FORUM
    Jan 2015~Present
    한반도 평화포럼 기획위원

  • Member of Advisory Board of the Diplomacy-Security-Unitication Committee,, the MINJOO PARTY
    Nov.2016~ present
    더불어민주당 외교안보통일 자문위원회 자문위원 

  • Member of Advisory Board at the Office of Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    대한민국 외교부 한반도 평화교섭본부 자문위원


  • Standing Member of Inter-Korean Cooperation Committee for Incheon Metropolitan City
    인천시 남북교류협력위원회 위원



  • Columnist, Seosangilgi Colunmn, Hankyoreh Shinmun
    한겨례신문 세상읽기 컬럼니스트
  • Guest Editorial Member, CBS
    CBS 객원논설위원

  • Guest Editorial Member, CBS
    CBS 객원논설위원

  • Columnist, Jungdong Column, Kyunghyang Shinmun 
    경향신문 정동컬럼 컬럼리스트

  • Columnist, Yeolinsesang Column, Seoul Shinmun
    Jan - Dec 2013
    서울신문 열린세상 컬럼리스트
  • Member of Advisory Board at ,Korean Journal of Defense 21+  
    군사잡지 디펜스21+ 자문위원

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