Experts

J. James Kim

J. James Kim

Senior Fellow ; Center Chief

Center for Regional Studies

Areas of Expertise  : Political economy, security, energy, public opinion, democracy, media, methodology

Biography

Dr. J. James KIM is the senior research fellow and director of the Center for Regional Studies at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (Seoul). He is also a lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Previously, Dr. Kim was an assistant professor of political science at the California State Polytechnic University (Pomona). He also served as a summer research associate at the RAND Corporation and as a statistical consultant for the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Planning at Columbia University. His primary research interests include national security, energy, public opinion, democracy, and methodology. Dr. Kim received a B.S. and M.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Political Science, Columbia University (2007)
MPhil in Political Science, Columbia University (2003)
M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University (2000)
B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University (1997)

Professional Background

Lecturer, Executive Master of Public Administration, Columbia University (2007~Present)
Assistant Professor, Political Science, California State Polytechnic University–Pomona (2008~2012)