July 13, 2018

Soyoung Kwon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Government

Email: skwon14@gmu.edu


Professor Soyoung Kwon teaches courses from our Schar School of Policy and Government. Prior to joining us, she taught and conducted research as a research associate fellow at University of Cambridge’s East Asia Institute and as a Shorenstein fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center. She served as a Korean specialist and advisor on EU-Korea relations at Belgium’s European Parliament and international relations advisor at an international sports organization. She taught at the Kyung Hee University’s Graduate School of International Studies and at Chonbuk National University’s Faculty of International Studies. She is a research associate fellow at Yonsei University’s Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies and an International Sports Relations Foundation board member. Her main areas of interest are comparative politics, international relations, North Korean studies, inter-Korean relations, peace and security in Northeast Asia, and sports for development and peace.

Prof. Kwon received her bachelor’s degree in political science and diplomacy from Ewha Womans University, her first master’s degree and doctorate in social and political sciences from University of Cambridge, and a second master’s degree from Stockholm University.