Dr. Bong is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Before joining the Asan Institute, Dr. Bong was an Assistant Professor at American University`s School of International Service in Washington D.C. from 2007 to 2010. He was also a Freeman post-doctoral fellow at Wellesley College and Assistant Professor of Korean Studies at Williams College in Massachusetts. His research is focused on the interplay between nationalism and globalization on security issues including Dokdo and other island disputes in Asia, anti-Americanism and the U.S.-Korea Alliance. Dr. Bong holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Yonsei University.