Taehwan Kim Joins CPD as Visiting Scholar

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to welcome Taehwan Kim as CPD Visiting Scholar for the spring 2022 semester.

Kim brings experience as an editor and diplomacy scholar, having taught at diplomatic colleges around the world. He works as Associate Professor of Public Diplomacy of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) in the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before joining KNDA in 2013, Kim served as Director of Public Diplomacy at the Korea Foundation from 2008 and, prior to that, worked as a research professor at the Division of International Education of Yonsei. 

Kim is a book review editor for the quarterly Global Asia, published by the East Asia Foundation. Focusing on the comparative political economy of post-socialist transformation and Korea’s public diplomacy, Kim’s recent works include Authoritarian Post-Communist Transition and Its Future in China, Vietnam, and North Korea; Beyond Geopolitics: South Korea’s Eurasia Initiative as a New Nordpolitik; and Paradigm Shift in Diplomacy: A Conceptual Model for Korea’s New Public Diplomacy. Kim graduated from Yonsei University (B.A. and M.A. in Political Science) and received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. 

Read about previous CPD Visiting Scholars and Fellows here.


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