Bong Youngshik

Bong Youngshik

Visiting Research Fellow

ProgramForeign Policy Program

Areas of Expertise  : Nationalism and regional security, territorial disputes in East Asia, democracy and human rights in foreign policy, ROK-US alliance, Korean politics, North Korea.


Dr. BONG Youngshik is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Bong was an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. He was also a Freeman Post-doctoral Fellow at Wellesley College and an assistant professor of Korean Studies at Williams College. His research interests include the interplay between nationalism and security issues such as historical and territorial issues in East Asia, anti-Americanism, and the ROK-US Alliance. He is the author of “Past Is Still Present: The San Francisco System and a Multilateral Security Regime in East Asia,” Korea Observer (2010) and co-editor of Japan in Crisis: What It Will Take for Japan to Rise Again? (with T.J. Pempel, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, 2012). Dr. Bong received his B.A. in political science from Yonsei University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania (1995.09~2002.08)
M.A. in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania (1991.09~1994.12)
B.A. in Political Science, Yonsei University (1986.03~1991.02)

Professional Background

Assistant Professor, American University (DC), School of International Studies (2007.09~2010.12)
Freeman Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, Williams College (MA), Department of Political Science and Asian Studies (2005.09~2007.05)
Freeman Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wellesley College (MA), Department of Political Science (2003.09~2005.05)