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Heajin Kim

Former Korea Foundation Junior Scholar


    February 6, 2017 — July 28, 2017

    Professional affiliation

    M.A., The Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago

    Wilson Center Projects

    "North Korea's Nuclear Obsession: How the Kim Regime Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."

    Full Biography

    Heajin Kim is 2017 KF Junior Scholar. Majoring in International Relations, she received her B.A. from the University of Tokyo and M.A. from the University of Chicago. Before joining the Wilson Center, she worked as an editor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, where she translated papers on international affairs from Korean to English. Her research interests include international relations theory, international security, East Asian politics, power asymmetry, and social network analysis. She is fluent in Korean, English, and Japanese, and has reading ability in Chinese. When she does not read and write, she likes to swim and watch movies. 

    Major Publications

    “Modification of the Autonomy-Security Trade-Off Model: Transformation in Northeast Asia and the U.S.-Korea Alliance,” Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol 11

    “Network Turn of Alliance: From State Behavior to Network Structure” (co-authored), Journal of Research Methodology, Vol 1.2

    “Northeast Asia, Trust, and the NAPCI,” The Diplomat