Experts

Choi Hyeonjung

Choi Hyeonjung

Research Fellow

ProgramClimate Change and Sustainable Development Program

Areas of Expertise  : Climate change, green growth and sustainable development, new growth engines, East Asian developmental state model and industrial policy, national future strategy.

Biography

Dr. CHOI Hyeonjung is a research fellow in charge of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Choi was the deputy secretary to the ROK President for green growth and assistant secretary for national agenda at the Blue House (the ROK Presidential Office). Dr. Choi also worked as a policy research fellow in the 17th Presidential Transition Committee. Prior to the public service positions, he was a research scholar at the Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, and full-time instructor at the Korean Air Force Academy. Dr. Choi’s areas of research interest include climate change, green growth and sustainable development, new growth engines, East Asian developmental state model and industrial policy, national future strategy, and development assistance. Dr. Choi received his B.A. and M.A. from Yonsei University and his Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University, and he has been the recipient of the Order of National Service Merit and two Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Political Science, Purdue University (1998-2005)
M.A. in Political Science, Yonsei University (1992-1994)
B.A. in Political Science & Diplomacy, Yonsei University (1988-1992)

Professional Background

Research Fellow, Woori Finance Research Institute (2013)
Deputy Secretary to the President for Green Growth, Office of the ROK President (2010-2013)
Assistant Secretary to the President for National Agenda, Office of the ROK President (2008-2010)
Policy Research Fellow, the 17th Presidential Transition Committee (2008)
Research Fellow, Future Thinknet (2007)
Research Scholar, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo (2003-2004)
Full-time Instructor, Department of National Security, Korea Air Force Academy (1995-1998)