Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

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David Joël La Boon


David Joël La Boon is an experienced research fellow with a history of both security policy work and research within the nuclear field. He draws upon professional experience working in cyber-security at Microsoft and nuclear research with US Department of Energy and Defense at both Knolls & Bettis Atomic Laboratories. He is also a founding member of La College de Pensée literary society and concurrent editor of their journal. He graduated from the University of Washington, conducted independent sociological research at L'Institut d'Études Sciences Politiques de Paris (IEP), and is currently a graduate student at Seoul National University.


Alexander Falck-Bilden


Alexander Falck-Bilden is a M.A. Candidate at Seoul National University, focusing on the interaction between geopolitical, security and social issues in East Asia. He graduated from University of Sussex, where he completed a joint honors degree in International Relations and Development. He has previous experience with diplomacy, politics, international affairs, grassroots activism and academic journals as an intern and through other engagements. His academic interests include North Korea, East Asia, international security, geopolitics, constructivism, identity creation and peace and conflict studies.


Cody Ryan Connolly

Senior Editor

Cody R. Connolly is a KGSP fellowship scholar and M.A. International Area Studies candidate at Seoul National University, specializing in East Asian foreign policy and security studies. He is currently serving his 2nd year in the U.S. Virtual Federal Service Program. His research interests include North Korean nuclear issues, the U.S.-ROK military alliance, and Chinese grand strategy. Prior to his studies at SNU, Mr. Connolly completed a B.A. in History at Oregon State University, taught English for the ROK National Institute of International Education (NIIED), and attended a year-long Korean language program.

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Seksan Anantasirikiat 

Senior Editor

Seksan Anantasirikiat is currently M.A. Candidate of International Cooperation at Seoul National University specializing in Southeast Asian politics and foreign policy. He also serves as the coordinator of the ASEAN Roundtable, Graduate School of International Studies. He is a recipient of Korea Foundation-ASEAN Fellowship for Korean Studies (2016-2018). Previously, he had worked at the ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University during July 2012-February 2016. His academic interests cover public diplomacy in non-Western world, national security strategy of middle power, political-security issues on the Korean Peninsula, and ASEAN Community-building.

Editorial Staff

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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 on Southeast Asian politics, women 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.


Alexander Schotthöfer


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. 


Min cho


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. 

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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.

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Silsupa Wiwatwicha

Editorial Coordinator

Silsupa Wiwatwicha is currently an MA candidate at Seoul National University and POSCO Asia Fellow. She graduated from Ewha Woman's University with an academic concentration in international relations in Northeast Asia. Previously, she gained experience as a policy research intern at the Thailand Development Research Institute, ASEAN University Network Secretariat, and Seoul Metropolitan Government. She actively engages in youth networks for multiculturalism, gender diversity, environmentalism, and ASEAN bottom-up integration. Her academic interests focus in North-Southeast Asia soft power relations, the rise of China, track II diplomacy, information politics, and emotions-identity in international politics.