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Chung-in Moon

Professor, Political Science, Yonsei University

Residency: Feb. 15 – May 7, 2010

Public Talk: April 27, 2010 on "The Political Economy of Division & Unification in Korea

Residency Summary

Chung-in Moon spoke on the political economy of division and unification in Korea at a public talk. During his stay he also guest lectured in classes and met with students, leaders and members from the San Diego Korean community.


Chung-In Moon is a professor of political science at Yonsei University, where he also served as dean of Yonsei’s Graduate School of International Studies. Chung-in Moon is one of the leading analysts of the Korean peninsula and has served in important advisory and policy positions in both the Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun governments. A prolific scholar and author or editor of over 40 books, he is known for his pioneering work on South Korea’s political economy and his early and influential defense of the strategy of engagement with North Korea. He attended the first North-South summit with Kim Dae Jung in 2000 as a special delegate, served as chair of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative under the Roh Moo Hyun administration. He is a board member of the Korea Foundation, the Sejong Foundation and the East Asia Foundation, and editor-in-chief of Global Asia, an important quarterly magazine covering political developments in the region. Moon earned his master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the University of Maryland.


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Public Talk