Advisory Board


Sheen Seong-Ho

Sheen Seong-ho is a professor of International Security and East Asia, Director of the SNU Institute of International Studies (IIS) and former Dean of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in SNU.

Professor Sheen 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 Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA), Cambridge, Mass, the U.S. He has taught at Univ. Mass Boston.

In addition, Dr. Sheen has advised various government organizations including the ROK National Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Unification and Committee on Foreign Affairs and Unification, the ROK National Assembly. His area of interest includes International Security, US Foreign Policy, Northeast Asian Politics and the Korean Peninsula. Professor Sheen received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and his B.A. from Seoul National University.


Lee Geun

Lee Geun is the President of Korea Foundation and Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. His current teaching and research areas include the international politics of Northeast Asia and inter-Korean relations, as well as ‘soft power’.

Previously, Dr. Lee has served as the Vice-President for International Affairs at Seoul National University, the President of the Korean Institute for Future Strategies and the Head of the Institute of International Affairs at Seoul National University. He has also been a member of the Governance Council of the World Economic Forum, and a policy advisor to the National Security Council, Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and to the Presidential Transition Committee. Additionally, Dr. Lee has provided expert analysis as a speaker at the World Economic Forum and appears regularly on cable news.

Dr. Lee has widely published in Korean and in English. He is a regular columnist in the Hankuk Daily, and a regular contributor of op-ed articles in a number of Korean newspapers, including the Seoul Daily, Chosun Daily, Joongang Daily, Korea Herald and Korea Times.


Rhee Yeong-Seop

Rhee Yeong-seop is a professor and a Jean Monnet Chair at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University, and a Steering Committee Member of Korea Investment Corporation.

Professor Rhee was a research fellow at the Korea Development Institute (KDI), a visiting research fellow at the IBER of UC Berkeley and the SSI of the University of Tokyo, a professor of economics at the Sookmyung University, and a non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institution. He has also served as a member of Financial Development Review Committee (Ministry of Finance and Economy), Advisory Group for the Korea-US FTA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Political Party Committee (Korea National Election Commission), and many others.

Professor Rhee received his BA and MA in economics at the Seoul National University and his MA in statistics and Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written many books and articles on international economics, international finance, regional monetary and financial cooperation in East Asia, Asian currency crises, and the North Korean economy.


Christopher McKnight Nichols

Christopher McKnight Nichols is Director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities. He specializes in the history of the United States and its relationship to the rest of the world, particularly in the areas of isolationism, internationalism, and globalization. In addition to his work on the intellectual history of the U.S. role in the world, Nichols is an expert on modern U.S. intellectual, cultural, and political history, with an emphasis on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1880-1920) through the present.

Nichols is a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH), and the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE). Before coming to Oregon State University, Nichols was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, and was Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Previously, he studied at Harvard College, Wesleyan University, and the University of Virginia, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in History in May of 2008.

Nichols also is a frequent writer and commentator on current American foreign and domestic policy and on historical insights regarding contemporary political and diplomatic events.


Former SNUJIA Editors-in-chief

SNUJIA draws upon a wealth of experience from former editors-in-chief who have continued to contribute to the success and vitality of the journal in an advisory function.

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