Steven Kim, Ph.D.ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Area of Expertise - Korea
APCSS Publications & Papers
Resolving the North Korean Nuclear Problem:The Status Quo versus the Transformative Approach
Dr. Steven Kim focuses on Korean peninsular issues including United States-South Korean relations, inter-Korean relations, South Korean politics and culture, and Northeast Asian security. His interests also include post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy and the security dynamics in East Asia, as well as broader socio-politico-economic developments such as democratization and good governance, economic integration, and political and security cooperation in East Asia.
His publications include: Divided Korean Public Opinion: Progressives and Conservatives; Resolving the North Korean Nuclear Problem: Status Quo vs. Transformative Approach; ROK’s Nuclear Experiments: A Successful Case of Alliance Management; A Cultural Analysis of Democracy and Its Implications for Korean Democratization; Deuniversalizing Human Rights; Democracy and Asian Values; and The Korean Political Culture in Conflict: Hierarchy vs. Individualism.
Dr. Kim was previously a research fellow at the Sejong Institute and has taught at Kyunghee University in South Korea. In addition, he has given interviews to United States and South Korean media including Los Angeles Times, Knight Ridder newspapers, and South Korean Arirang TV and KTV. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree and doctorate from University of California, Berkeley and Master of Arts degree from Seoul National University in political science. He is fluent in the Korean language.