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Wang-Sik Kim PhD

Wang Sik Kim is a Professor of Political Science at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. He has taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea), Aju University (Suwon, Korea). His research interests are: Politics of International Monetary Relations, Political Economy of Economic Cooperation; the Korean Political Process: Interest Group Politics and Electoral Process, Inter-Korean Relations; and U.S.-Korea Relations. He has been a recipient of the Japan-Korea Foundation fellowship and has been a Visiting Professor at the Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) in 2001.

Dr. Kim is currently a Vice President of Korean Association of International Studies, and Korean Association of National Intelligence Studies. He is also a Chairman of the National District Election Broadcasting Debate Commission of the Seodaemoon District (since 2004). In 2007, he was the President of the Cybercommunication Academic Society and an Advisory Council member to the Ministry of Unification. In 2006, he was Vice President for the Korean Political Association. He has also served for the Presidential Advisory Committee for Democratic and Peaceful Reunification as a Standing Committee Member (2002-2003); and the Citizen’s Coalition for Economic Justice as a Chairman of Political Reform Committee (2000).

Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an M.A. and B.A. from Yonsei University. He is on the Advisory Editorial Board of the Korea Observer and has written several books including Korean Political Process: Political System and Political Conscientiousness, Political Economy of Korea-Japan Economic Cooperation. His articles have appeared in the Korean Political Science Review, the Korean Journal of International Studies, the Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, the Japanese Journal of Electoral Studies, the Korea Observer, and others.