Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Associate Director, Center for Korean Research (ret.)
Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Columbia University (ret.)
Research Interests: Korean foreign relations and politics; Chinese foreign policy
Professor Kim previously taught at Foreign Affairs Institute, Beijing, China (1985– 1986), Princeton University (1986–1993), and Columbia University (1993–2006) and is editor-in-chief of the Asia in World Politics series of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. He is the author/editor of 23 books on East Asian international relations, Chinese and Korean foreign relations, and world order studies, including China, the United Nations, and World Order (Princeton University Press, 1979), The War System: An Interdisciplinary Approach (editor, Westview Press, 1980), The Quest for a Just World Order (Westview Press,1984), China and the World (editor, Westview Press, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1998), East Asia and Globalization (editor, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), Korea’s Democratization (editor, Cambridge University Press, 2003), The International Relations of Northeast Asia (editor, Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), The Two Koreas and the Great Powers (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and North Korean Foreign Relations in the Post–Cold War World (Strategic Studies Institute, 2007). He has published more than 200 articles in edited volumes and leading international relations journals, including American Journal of International Law, The China Quarterly, Asian Survey, International Interactions, International Organization, International Journal, Journal of Peace Research, World Politics, and World Policy Journal.
Dr. Kim received his PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1966.