• Professor
  • Faculty & Staff

Woo, Seongji

Contact Information

• Office: Room 404, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2368
• E-mail: sjwoo@khu.ac.kr

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
•North Korean Politics, Inter-Korean Relations, International Relations Theory

Courses Taught
•Introduction to International Relations, History of International Relations, North Korea and Inter-Korean Relations


• Ph.D. in Political Science, Indiana University(Bloomington), 2001
• M.A. in International Relations, Seoul National University, 1991
• B.A. in Korean Literature, Seoul National University, 1989

Professional Experience

• 2014 – present: Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• 2011: Deputy Dean, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• 2010: Chair, Department of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• March 2009 – 2014: Associate Professor, Kyung Hee University
• March 2005 – February 2009: Assistant Professor, Kyung Hee University
• March 2003 – February 2005: Assistant Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security

Selected Publications

• ¡°Power Transition and Inter-Korean Dialogue in the Early 1970s,¡± Korea Journal, Vol. 56. No. 2, 2016.
• ¡°North Korea as a Transformer: From a Fortress State to an Amphibious State,¡± in Ha Young-sun and Jo Dongho, eds., Future of North Korea 2032: Coevolutionary Strategy for the Advancement (Seoul: EAI, 2012).
• ¡°Pyongyang and the World: North Korean Perspectives on International Relations under Kim Jong-il,¡± Pacific Focus, Vol. 26, No. 2, August 2011
• ¡°The Park Chung-hee Administration amid Inter-Korean Reconciliation in the Détente Period,¡± Korea Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, Summer 2009.
• ¡°North Korea-U.S. Relations in Peace Building on the Korean Peninsula,¡± Korean Journal of Security Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, June 2006.
• ¡°Triangle Research and Understanding Northeast Asian Politics,¡± Summer 2003, Asian Perspective.
• ¡°South Korea¡¯s Search for a Unification Strategy,¡± Summer 2003, Orbis.
• ¡°Adversarial Engagement and Alliance Relations,¡± March 2001, Issues & Studies.