Bohyun Kim, M.A., M.Sc.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

PhD dissertation project (working title): The role and impact of domestic NGOs on South Korea’s foreign policy toward Japan

Bohyun studied Political Science and International Relations at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. During her undergraduate years, she engaged in EAI Governance Research projects as an intern at East Asian Institute, a policy-think tank in Seoul. She continued to study Political Science with focus on European Governance at Universität zu Köln and Maastricht University in the Netherlands (double Master’s program). She also worked at different international organizations and NGOs, such as: European Union Delegation to South Korea, ICLEI World Secretariat - Local Governments for Sustainability, UNESCO and the UN Climate Conference Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany.

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02.2021 – present
Research associate, Chair for Social Sciences of East Asia (Korea), Institute of Political Science / Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen



05. 2020 – 02. 2021   
PhD candidate, Bonn International Graduate School - Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS), Universität Bonn

09. 2012 – 08. 2014   
M.A. in Political Science, Universität zu Köln; and M.Sc. in European Studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands (“The EU’s leadership role in international climate change negotiations”)

03. 2007 – 02. 2012   
B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

09. 2010 – 07. 2011   
Exchange student, Department of Political Science, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Lehre und Forschung

Civil Society and the State in South Korea

NGOs and Civil Society, Governance, International Relations, South Korea’s foreign policies.