Kadir Ayhan is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of International and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Ayhan completed his master’s and Ph.D. at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His main research interests include public diplomacy, soft power, transnational actors in world politics and NGOs.
Ayhan’s most recent articles are “The Boundaries of Public Diplomacy and Non-State Actors: A Taxonomy of Perspectives” (International Studies Perspectives) and "Branding Korea as 'My Friend’s Country': The Case of VANK's Cyber Public Diplomats" (Korea Observer).
Kadir Ayhan served as a member of Public Diplomacy Scholars Group within the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) from 2013 to 2017. He has been a member of Dol Dahm Club (Public Diplomacy Advisory Group) within the MOFA since March 2017.