Newest Institute Faculty Member Is Settling In

July 5, 2013

The Institute's newest faculty member, Jihyun Kim, has completed her first academic year at Bradley and is enjoying her new position.  In addition to regularly teaching the Institute's most widely offered course, Foundations of Contemporary East Asian Civilizations, Dr. Kim has taught upper-level courses on US-East Asian relations and on problems of Contemporary Asia.  Professor Kim says she is thrilled to be a part of the Institute and to have the opportunity to interact with its dedicated students.  She adds that it didn't take her long to appreciate the commitment of the Institute's students, faculty, and staff to building an academic community that reflects the vision of Lydia Moss Bradley, and she cannot wait to continue her journey as a part of the IS family.

Dr. Kim completed her Ph.D. in international relations in 2011 at the University of South Carolina.  Her dissertation examined the issue of nuclear proliferation and why some states choose not to comply with international norms.  Iraq and North Korea served as case studies for her research.  Her most recent publication is titled "Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of North Korea's Nuclear Conundrum: The Six Parties in Complex Interdependence from 2002 to 2008."  Professor Kim also holds a B.A. and an M.A. in international studies from Old Dominion University and American University respectively.