• Professor
  • Faculty & Staff

Kwak, Jae Sung

Contact Information

• Office: Room 405, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2385
• E-mail: kwakwak@khu.ac.kr

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
• Multilateral Development Cooperation
• Private Sector Development and Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)
• Trans-Pacific economic relations
• Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Project
• Political Economy and International Relations of Latin America

Courses Taught
• Understanding International Development Cooperation, Development and Society in Developing Countries, Project Cycle Management, Practicum in International Development Projects


• Ph.D. in International Politics, University of Liverpool (UK), 1996
• M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool (UK), 1991
• B.A. in Hispanic Studies, Seoul National University, 1988

Professional Experience

• 2001 – present: Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (GSP), Kyung Hee University, Korea (http://gsp.khu.ac.kr)
• 2012 – present: Director, Institute of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• 2010 – present: Program Coordinator, ¡°Global Collaborative – Sustainable Development Towards Green Planet¡±, Kyung Hee University
• 2010 – present : Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) TC KK-11706-RG, ¡°Toward Competitiveness in Global Trade in LAC: Learning from Asian Experience¡±
• 2010 – 2010: Team leader, Research project on ¡°How to promote the partnership between Korean ICT sector and MDBs¡± funded by National Information Society Agency
• 2009 – 2010: Secretary, Korean Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC)
• 2009 – 2010: Team leader, Research project on ¡°How to promote overseas internship of Korean university students¡±, funded by Korea Education Development institute (KEDI)
• 2009 – 2010: Team member, Research project on ¡°How to promote Korean e-learning system in the global market¡±, funded by Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)
• 2008 – present: Managing Director, Kyung Hee Overseas Development Assistance Corporation (KODAC) • 2008 – 2011: Task Manager, ADB RETA ¡°Knowledge Sharing Program Using Good Asian Practices in Innovation and Development¡±, Asian Development Bank. (US$350,000)
• 2007 – 2011: Instructor, Korea Internet Volunteers (KIV), National Information society Agency (NIA)
• 2007 – 2009: Secondee, Trade and Integration Sector, Inter-American Development Bank(IDB), Washington DC
• 2006 – present: Coordinator, Korea-Spain Forum, co-hosted by Korea Foundation and Casa Asia
• 2006 – 2008: Visiting Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• 2006 – 2007: Consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC)
• 2005 – present: Director & Board Member, ASEM-Duo Foundation
• 2005 – 2007: Instructor, Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOV), Korea Overseas International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) • 2005 – 2007: Examiner, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) for the recruitment of high ranking government officials, Ministry of Public Administration and Security
• 2004 – 2005: Team member, Research project ¡°Development of e-learning contents for Korean studies program¡±, Korea National Open University
• 2000 – 2001: Cyber lecturer, Seoul Cyber University
• 1998 – 2001: Professor, Department of Latin American Studies Sunmoon University, Korea
• 1997 – present: Managing Editor & Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, LASAK-Korea
• 1996 – present: Member & Secretary(2000-2005), Latin American Studies Association of Korea(LASAK)
• 1996 – 1996: Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies, U of Liverpool, UK
• 1994 – 1996: Part-time Lecturer & Tutor, Dept. of Politics, U of Liverpool, UK

Selected Publications

Understanding International Development Cooperation, KOICA-Sigong Media, 2016
¡°Redefining and Restructuring the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)¡±, Social Science Review, 41:3, 2015
Strategies for Korean partnership with Multilateral Development Banks, Korean Exim Bank, 2015.
¡°Effectiveness of Donor Support for Capacity Development in Guatemala: A Study of Scholarship Provision for Overseas Postgraduate Education¡±, Iberoamerica, 17:1. 2015
¡°Can Korean Investment Create Background Linkages in Guatemalan Textile Sector?¡± Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 34:2. 2015
¡°Challenges of Highly Educated Human Resources in Guatemala¡±, Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, 2014, 27:3. 2014
¡°The Rising Importance of South-South Cooperation in Asia-LAC Economic Relations¡±, Intal journal, Inter-American Development Bank. 2013
¡°The changing nature of Asian investment in Latin American manufacturing: a value chain analysis¡±, in King, German, José Carlos Mattos, Nanno Mulder, and Osvaldo Rosales (eds.) The changing nature of Asian-Latin American economic relations, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC): Santiago, 2012.
Promotion of Development Consulting Industry in Korea, Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea, 2012.
Public-Private Partnership in Vocational Education sector, KRIVET Research Forum, Nov. 2012.
¡°Public-Private Partnership in Development Cooperation: Issues and Policy Implications¡±, Journal of International Development Cooperation, 2012 No.1, KOICA, 2012.
Modeling Public-Private Partnership in Korea¡¯s Development Cooperation, KOICA Policy Paper, 2011.
How to promote the partnership between Korean ICT sector and MDBs, National Information Society Agency, 2010.