Kim, Sung Chull

Position : Humanities Korea Professor / Research and Planning Director
Research interests : Nuclear Issue, Violence and Peace Studies

Sung Chull Kim is Humanities Korea Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University. Before holding this position, he served as a senior fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (1992-2003) and Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute—Hiroshima City University (2003-2012). Kim has headed a number of projects on nuclear proliferation, state violence, and regional cooperation/conflict, and now prepares a book on political economy of the relationship between China and its neighbors. Kim’s recently published books are: Partnership within Hierarchy: The Evolving East Asian Security Triangle (State Univ. of New York Press, 2017, single authored) and North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence (Georgetown Univ. Press, 2017, coedited with Michael Cohen). Also, he is the author of North Korea under Kim Jong Il: From Consolidation to Systemic Dissonance (State Univ. of New York Press, 2006). He edited several books including Regional Cooperation and Its Enemies in Northeast Asia (Routledge, 2006, with Edward Friedman), Engagement with North Korea (State Univ. of New York Press, 2009, with David Kang), State Violence in East Asia (Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2013, with N. Ganesan), Hitotsu no Azia kyodotai o mezashite (in Japanese) (Tokyo, Ochnomizu shobo, 2012, with Tae-Wook Kim), and Disaster and Peace (in Korean) (Seoul, Acanet, 2015). Also he has contributed articles to journals including Systems Research and Behavioral Science (formerly Behavioral Science), Asian Studies Review, Pacific Review, Eastern European Politics, and Issues and Studies. Kim is currently editor of Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, a SCOPUS-indexed peace studies journal.