Hye yong Kim
Hye Yong Kim is currently a M.A. Candidate of International Cooperation at Seoul National University, focusing on development aid structuralism and South-South cooperation. She graduated from Ewha Womans University with a concentration in Southeast Asian politics, women’s participation in politics, and women in Southeast Asian countries. Prior to her studies at SNU, she gained experience as a research intern at UNESCO APCEIU and Human Asia and is actively engaging in research activities. Her research interests include women empowerment through labor market participation, development aid evaluation and effectiveness, and the role of global and regional governance in development aid.
Cody Ryan Connolly
Cody R. Connolly is an experienced educator with two years of wide-ranging professional research experience across several U.S. government agency projects. He is a Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) fellowship scholar and current M.A. International Area Studies candidate at Seoul National University, specializing in East Asian foreign policy and security studies. His research interests include nuclear deterrence, Chinese grand strategy, North Korean nuclear issues, and government transparency. Prior to his studies at SNU, Mr. Connolly completed a B.A. in History at Oregon State University and attended a year-long Korean language program.
Min is an M.A. International Area Studies candidate at Seoul National University specializing in East Asia. Min received her Bachelor's degree in Government from Smith College and is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society in Political Science. Her research interests include Northeast Asian regional security, transnational security threats, the US-ROK alliance, and the rise of China.
Jean Lor Jun Ying
Jean Lor Jun Ying is an MA Candidate in International Cooperation at SNU GSIS and a Korean Government Scholarship Program recipient. Her research interests include the development of cultural tourism and its impact on poverty reduction, cultural diplomacy and soft power. She was an intern at the Governance and Economy research department of the Institute of Policy Studies, a policy think tank based in Singapore. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and a BSocSc (Hons) in Political Science from Singapore Management University.
Alexander Schotthöfer is an SNU Global Scholarship recipient majoring in International Cooperation at Seoul National University’s Graduate School of International Studies where his focus lies on Northeast Asian security, U.S.-North Korean relations and European integration. Further academic interests include international security, conflict resolution, soft power, and constructivist theories. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Korean and Scandinavian Studies from Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. In the Korean Studies department he gained experience in academic writing through his work as a tutor for scientific work.
Jin hee Lim
Jin Hee Lim is a M.A. Candidate of International Cooperation at Seoul National University. Her interest lies in post-conflict statebuilding, transitional justice and state legitimacy. She participated in ODA programs for women’s empowerment in Laos and Central America in addition to urban cooperation initiatives with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the World Bank. Jin Hee holds a B.A. Geography degree from University College of London and studied conflict and development at Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement in Geneva, Switzerland. Jin Hee enjoys singing and reading about the cosmos.
Raveena Ugale is currently a M.A. Candidate of International Cooperation at Seoul National University, with an interest in U.S.-East Asian security relations. She graduated from the George Washington University, where she completed a B.A. in International Affairs concentrating in International Development and Asia. Prior to her studies at SNU, she worked as a research intern at the East-West Center in Washington D.C. and spent two years in South Korea teaching English to Korean students. Her research interests include, international cooperation, historical dispute settlement, national security issues, and impacts of education on development.
Kathryn Beaver is a KGSP scholar and current M.A. Candidate majoring in International Cooperation at Seoul National University. The focus of her academic research lies in security issues and soft power application whilst other areas of interests include conflict resolution, the rise of China and Sino-US relations, human rights issues, and North Korea. She graduated with first class honours from the University of Sheffield (UK) majoring in B.A. Chinese Studies. Whilst studying for her bachelor degree Kathryn also gained experience as a translation assistant and editorial department intern at Recycling Times Media Corporation (Zhuhai, China).
Kayleen Choi is currently a Masters candidate at SNU studying international cooperation. Her interests lay in East Asian cooperation with a focus in North-South Korean and U.S. relations. Hailing from California, Kayleen received her bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Southern California with a minor in psychology and law. After graduation, she worked in finance before moving into the advertising technology space, learning the ins and outs of cyber tech and big data. Professionally, she hopes to leverage her experience by marrying tech with international policy and security cooperation.