Kim, Philo

Position : Humanities Korea Professor / Unification Research Director
Research interests : Political Sociology, North Korean Studies, inter-Korean Relations, Unification Policy

Philo Kim is associate professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Professor Kim had formerly served as a senior fellow and director of North Korean Studies Division at a government funded research institute KINU, and also served as president of the Korean Association of North Korean Studies. He is currently serving or served as advisory committee members in Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Defense, National Intelligence Service, Korea Broadcasting System, National Unification Advisory Council, Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, etc. His main research areas include North Korea, Unification issues and Peace Studies. He is the author of Reading North Korea by Chosun Korea (2016), Dreaming Unification Again(2017), Korean Division and Peaceless Life (2014), Kim Jong Un Succession System (2011), North Korean Diaspora (2011), and Flexible and Complex Unification theory (2010).


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