Shin Sohyun

Shin Sohyun

Associate Research Fellow

Center for Foreign Policy and National Security

Areas of Expertise  : Public international law, cybersecurity, international humanitarian law (law of warfare), armed conflict, military law, space law


Dr. Shin Sohyun is an associate research fellow in the Centre for Foreign Policy and National Security at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Her research mainly focuses on the international norm change and progress in the new spaces: cyberspace and outer space following the development of emerging technologies such as ICT, AI, space technology and quantum computing, etc. Dr. Shin has interests in interdisciplinary and socio-legal research combining new technologies and law and policy relating to armed conflict, military operations, weapons, cyber espionage and intelligence as well as disaster, environment and human rights. She was the founding member of Sejong Institute Cybersecurity Centre(2020-2022) and organised ‘Cybersecurity Forum’. She worked as a research fellow of Korea University Institute of Cyber Security & Privacy. Dr. Shin published “The Regulation of State’s Hostile Disinformation Operations in Cyberspace”, “Space Security and International Law”, and “Cyber Deterrence and US Defence Forward Strategy in International Law”, etc.

Academic Background

Ph.D. in International Law, Durham University (UK)
LLM in Law, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, US)
LLM in International Law, Korea University
LLB in Law, Korea University

Professional Background

Research Fellow, Sejong Institute Cybersecurity Centre
Research Fellow, Korea University Legal Research Centre
Research Fellow, Korea University Institute of Cyber Security & Privacy
Deputy Convenor, Law and Global Justice Durham University