University of Evansville

International Studies

International studies students study abroad, hold internships, and conduct research to prepare for successful careers.

Program Director

Young C. Kim, Ph.D.

Young Kim is the director of UE’s International Studies Program as well as the Austin S. Igleheart Chair in Political Science. His primary teaching role involves offering various comparative politics courses such as world politics, comparative politics seminar, Asian politics, Politics in the Middle East, European politics and Latin American politics. His areas of specialization include mass political behavior, social movement, democratization, political cultures, and political institutions in the developing areas. He has presented more than three dozen research papers at academic conferences over the last ten years. His writings have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, The Korean Journal of Area Studies, Journal of East and West Studies, Comparative Democratic Studies, Indiana Journal of Political Science, Journal of Third World Studies, Korean Political Science Review, Journal of International Area Studies, and Journal of Peace Studies.

He was the recipient of the 2008 Academic Fellowship on Terrorism in Tel Aviv, Israel in June 2008. He was also awarded the 2009 ASIANetwork Freeman Research Grant. With three UE students, he conducted the field research in South Korea to explore “South Korean college students’ perception toward the United States” in May 2009. He was the 2012-2013 Global Scholar of the University of Evansville. As a visiting professor, he has taught comparative politics courses at Harlaxton College in England and East Asian politics courses at Ewha Womans (sic) University and Hansung University in Seoul, Korea. He is currently serving for the Indiana Academy of Social Science as a board member.