Park Cheol Hee
Cheol Hee Park
Dr. Park Cheol Hee is Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and Director of the Institute of International Affairs (IIA) at Seoul National University. He formerly served as dean of the GSIS as well as director of the Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) at Seoul National University. Before joining Seoul National University, he taught at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Japan and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security under the Korean Foreign Ministry. He also served as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Keio University, and Kobe University. He advised Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Unification, and Ministry of Defense. He is a recipient of the first Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in 2005 for his practical contribution to Korea-Japan relations. He authored two books independently: Daigishi no Tsukurare Kata (How Japan’s Dietman Is Made) (Bungeishunjyu, 2000); and Jamindang Jongkwon gwa Jonhu Cheje eui Byunyong (LDP Politics and the Transformation of Postwar System in Japan) (SNU Press, 2011). He has published extensively and is a regular columnist at Munhwa Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo. He wrote a column for Tokyo Shimbun for ten years since 2012. Dr. Park earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.