CWIHP and NKIDP are pleased to welcome Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sang Yoon Ma. His project is entitled U.S. Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972.

Sang-Yoon Ma is associate professor in the School of International Studies at the Catholic University of Korea. His research interests include international politics of East Asia, Korean politics and foreign policy, U.S.-ROK relations, U.S. foreign policy and Cold War international history. He has published widely on these topics in both English and Korean. Formerly, Ma was dean of the office of international affairs at the Catholic University of Korea and a visiting fellow at Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He earned his doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford and both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in political science from Seoul National University. While at the Wilson Center, Ma's project is entitled U.S. Cold War strategy and the question of democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972.