Dr. Bong is a senior research fellow and the director of the Center for Foreign Policy at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, he was an assistant professor at American University’s School of International Service; the Freeman Post-Doctoral Fellow at Wellesley College; and an assistant professor of Korean studies at Williams College. His research focuses on the interplay between nationalism and globalization on issues including island disputes in Asia, anti-Americanism, and the ROK-US alliance. He is the author of a chapter titled, “In Search of the Perfect Apology: Korea’s Responses to the Murayama Statement” in Japan and Reconciliation in Post-War Asia: The Murayama Statement and Its Implications; author of “Past Is Still Present: The San Francisco System and a Multilateral Security Regime in East Asia”; and the co-editor (with Professor T.J. Pempel) of Japan In Crisis: What Will It Take For Japan To Rise Again? He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.