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Hyo Won Shin

Former Korea Foundation Junior Scholar


    September 2, 2014 — February 25, 2015

    Professional affiliation

    Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Political Reform of North Korea and Myanmar under Chinese Influence: A Comparative Study"

    Full Biography

    A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilian led government, she started taking interest in democratic transitions of pariah states in Asia. She, taking this experience as starting point, continued her passion and experience in her interest fields by interning at the International Committee of Red Cross, Yangon in 2008 as a communications officer and has most recently worked at NK News as a staff reporter. Hyo Won Shin will continue her research and studies focused on democratization of North Korea at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC starting in September 2014.