International Studies

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, and Latin American politics. His areas of specialization include mass political behavior, social movement, democratization, political cultures, and political institutions in Asia and Latin America. He has presented more than two dozen research papers at academic conferences over the last several 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, and Journal of Third World 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 is currently a 2012~2013 Global Scholar of the University of Evansville, Institute for Global Enterprise. As a visiting professor, he taught comparative politics courses at Harlaxton College in England. He has also taught East Asian politics courses at Ewha Womans (sic) University and Hansung University in Seoul, Korea.