"Escape from Developmentalism: Forging Political Inventions for Modernizing South Korea's Development Cooperation"

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.
Lubar Commons

The East Asian Legal Studies Center and Department of Political Science are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Dr. Taekyoon Kim of Seoul National University, "Escape from Developmentalism: Forging Political Inventions for Modernizing South Korea's Development Cooperation."

About Dr. Kim
Taekyoon Kim is Associate Professor of International Development and the former Associate Dean for International Affairs at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University. He is currently a Fulbright Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D. C.

In the public sector, Professor Kim serves as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Korea, and as an ODA expert for Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). He was also a resource person for UN Office for Sustainable Development, a policy advisor for UNDP Seoul Policy Center, and consultant for UNESCO in Bangkok.

He received D.Phil. in Social Policy and Intervention from University of Oxford and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. In the academic field, Professor Kim has served as a Board Member of RC18 (Asian and Pacific Studies) of International Political Science Association, the Executive Secretary of Korea Association of International Studies and Korean Association for International Development and Cooperation, and the Board Member of Korean Sociological Association, Korea Association for Policy Studies, and Critical Sociological Association.

Professor Kim’s main academic research areas include international development, global governance and international political sociology. He published many articles to academic peer-reviewed journals such as Voluntas, Global Governance, International Sociology, Journal of Democracy, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, and so forth. He also co-authored The Korean State and Social Policy (Oxford University Press, 2011) and is now finishing the new book, Oppositional Coexistence: The Asianization of Global Accountability (Seoul National University Press, 2018).


Submitted by Law School News on April 26, 2018

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