Se Young Jang
Assistant Professor Korean Studies
Se Young Jang is a historian of modern Korea and Northeast Asia, whose primary line of research centers on regional and global aspects of nuclear development – both civil and military – in Korea and its neighboring countries. A former South Korean diplomat, she worked on WMD disarmament and nonproliferation and continued her research on nuclear issues at Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has published her academic and policy-relevant works in numerous outlets, currently developing a book manuscript on the history of South Korea’s nuclear pursuits in the Cold War era.
PhD International History (Graduate Institute Geneva)
MA International Relations (Seoul National University)
BA Political Science & Consumer Studies (Seoul National University)
2018-2019 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Security Studies Program, MIT
2017-2018 Nonresident Scholar, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2015-2016 Nonresident Kelly Fellow, James A. Kelly Korean Studies Program, Pacific Forum CSIS
2014-2016 Research Fellow & Associate, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard Kennedy School
2013-2014 Albert Gallatin Fellow, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University
2009 UN Disarmament Fellow, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
2007-2010 Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
- Jang S.Y. (2020), Strengthening Nuclear Safeguards: The Transformation of Canada’s Nuclear Policy towards Argentina and South Korea after India's 1974 Nuclear Test. In: Colbourn, S.; Sayle, T.A. (Eds.) The Nuclear North: Histories of Canada in the Atomic Age . Vancouver : UBC Press. 207-226.
- Jang S.Y. (2020), Why It Takes Both Koreas, America, and China for There to Be Peace in Korea , The National Interest .
- Jang S.Y. (2019), The Hanoi Summit: We Asked Se Young Jang What Happens Next in U.S.-North Korea Relations, The National Interest .
- Jang S.Y. (2019), US-South Korea Military Negotiations Could Cost the Alliance, East Asia Forum .
- Jang S.Y. (2018), Hoping for History on the Korean Peninsula: First Steps in a Path towards Peace, Policy Forum .
- Jang S.Y. (2018), The Real Hero of the Korean Peninsula Peace Talk: President Moon, The National Interest .
- Jang S.Y. (2 January 2018), How the Korean War Put Presidents in Charge of Nuclear Weapons. The Washington Post.
- Jang S.Y. (2018), The Limited Roles of U.S. Nuclear Deterrence in Northeast Asia Review of: Terence Roehrig (2017) Japan, South Korea, and the United States nuclear umbrella: deterrence after the cold war, Asia Policy 13(1): 143-147.
- Jang S.Y. (2017), South Korea's Nuclear Energy Debate , The Diplomat .
- Jang S.Y. (2017), Does South Koreans Really Want U.S. Tactical Nukes Back on the Korean Peninsula?, The National Interest .
- Jang S.Y. (17 July 2017), The Gwangju Uprising: A Battle over South Korea's History: Sources and Methods [blog entry].
- Jang S.Y. (10 April 2017), Excavating South Korea's Nuclear History: Sources and Methods [blog entry].
- Jang S.Y. (2017), Bringing Seoul into the Non-Proliferation Regime: The Effect of ROK-Canada Reactor Deals on Korea's Ratification of the NPT no. NPIHP Working Paper #10. Washington DC: Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. [Working paper].
- Jang S.Y. (2017), The Development of South Korea's Nuclear Energy Industry in a Resource- and Capital-Scarce Environment. In: Austin G. (Ed.) Economic Development and Environmental History in the Anthropocene: Perspectives on Asia and Africa. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 245-270.
- Jang S.Y. (2016), Living with Nuclear North Korea, Policy Forum .
- Jang S.Y. (2016), Will America's Asian Allies Go Nuclear?, The National Interest .
- Jang S.Y. (2016), The Evolution of US Extended Deterrence and South Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions, Journal of Strategic Studies 39(4): 502-520.
- Jang S.Y. (2015), The Repercussions of South Korea's Pro-Nuclear Energy Policy, The Diplomat .
- Jang S.Y. (2014), South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma: Can Seoul overcome domestic sentiment on Japan and agree to trilateral cooperation on military intelligence sharing?, The Diplomat .
- Jang S.Y. (2012), The Causes of Sierra Leone Civil War: Underlying Grievances and the Role of the Revolutionary United Front, E-International Relations .
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