Contact Information
• Office: Room 408, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2337
• E-mail: mhkwon@khu.ac.kr
• Curriculum Vitae: Download
Areas of Expertise
Research Interests

• Inter-Korean Relations, Northeast Asian Security, South Korean Political Ecomony

Courses Taught
• South Korean Political Economy, Third World Politics, Inter-Korean Relations, South Korea’s External Relations
• Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1988
• M.A. in Political Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1983
• B.A. in International Relations, Seoul National University, 1980
Professional Experience
• March 20, 2015 – March 20, 2017: President, Korean Peninsula Forum
• Jun. 1, 2010 – Feb. 28, 2011: Director, Research Institute for Social Sciences and Policy, Kyung Hee University
• Feb. 1, 2008 – Jan 31, 2009: Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
• Jan. 1, 2007 – Dec 31, 2007: Vice President, Korean Political Science Association
• Feb. 1, 2005 – Aug. 31, 2008: Member, Advisory Council, Korea Economic Institute of America, USA
• Jan. 1, 2005 – Dec. 31, 2005: Vice President, Korean Association of International Studies
• Dec. 20, 2002 – Jan. 30, 2005: Dean, College of Management and International Relations, Kyung Hee University
• Dec. 20, 2002 – Jan. 30, 2005: Director, Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, Kyung Hee University
• Feb. 1, 2000 – Jan. 31, 2001: Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
• Mar. 1, 1998 – Feb. 28, 1999: Member, Presidential Commission on Policy Planning
• Sep. 1, 1987 – May 31, 1988: Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University, USA
Selected Publications
• “Co-operation Offers a Way Out for China, the US and North Korea,” Global Asia (Summer 2016, Vol. 11, No. 2).

• “Emergence of China and South Korea’s Strategic Response,” Paper presented at the Korean Peninsula Forum’s Conference on “Great Transformation in Northeast Asia,” held at the Press Center, Seoul (March 28, 2011).

• “North Korea Policy of Park Geun-hye Government and Inter-Korean Relations,” Paper presented at the Korean Peninsula Forum’s Conference on “Towards Improving Inter-Korean Relations,” held at the Press Center, Seoul (March 20, 2015).

• “North Korean Nuclear Issue and Korea-Japan Cooperation,” Kokusaikankegenkyu, No. 28 (Mishima, Japan: Nihon University, 2008). Japanese.

• “Altruism and South-North Korean Relations,” Gendaitsugokuzijo, No. 18 (Mishima, Japan: Nihon University, 2008). Japanese.• “Political Economy of East Asia and U.S. Relations,” Paper presented at the East Asia Cooperation Forum on “East Asia and the US in Flux,” hosted by the Renmin University of China (November 10-11, 2007, Beijing).

• “Six Party Talks and South Korea-Japan Cooperation,” Paper presented at the Fourth South Korea-Japan Policy Dialogue hosted by Sejong Institute (Conference Room, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo: August 18, 2007). Korean.

• “International Relations between East Asia and U.S.,” Paper presented at the International Conference hosted by Asahi Shimbun, Dong-A Daily, and China’s Institute of Modern International Relations (May 19-21, 2006, Tokyo, Japan). Korean.

• “Where Does Northeast Asia Fit in Bush Administration Foreign Policy?” Paper presented at the Annual Symposium on ‘New Paradigms for Trans-pacific Collaboration,’ hosted by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and the Korea Economic Institute (KEI), in cooperation with the University of Washington (October 16-18, 2005, Seattle, Washington)

• “Inter-Korean Rapprochement and Regional Peace-Building” Paper presented at the Korean-German Symposium at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2005, co-hosted by Korean Organizing Committee for the Guest of Honor Frankfurt Book Fair (KOGAF), Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Die ZEIT, German PEN Center, and Frankfurt Book Fair (October 15-16, 2005, Frankfurt, Germany)

• “Politics over Northeast Asian Security”(in Japanese), in Research Institute of International Relations (ed.), Nihon University, American Influences in Northeast Asia(Shizuoka, Japan, 2004). Korean.

• “Inter-Korean Relations since the June 15 Joint Communique,” presented at South-North Korean Unification Conference (Pyongyang: People’s Cultural Palace, March 26-27, 2003). Korean.

• “Inter-Korean Rapprochement and Regional Implications,” presented at an international conference hosted by the Institut fur Asienkunde (Hamburg) et al.(Berlin, Oct 21, 2002)

• “Pathways from State Socialism and North Korea”(in Korean), Korean Political Science Review, Vol. 35, No. 4 (2001)