Institute of East and West Studies • Yonsei University


  • Air Power Program

    Director : Assistant Professor Jong Kun Choi, Department of Political Science and International Studies
    The Air Force Research Center and Yonsei University work together to bring high quality international Air Force conferences to Korea.
  • Nordic Research Program

    NRP (Nordic Research Program)

    The IEWS had established plans to become a world class area research institute, especially in the are of european studies. as a result, the institute established the Yonsei-SERI EU Centre in March 2009, and in November 2009 was selected by the Korea Research Foundation to carry out research on "European Union and Post-Boundary Civilization History : Ideals, Mechanisms, and Institutional Factors". The Nordic Research Program was selected as the principal research center. the NRP focuses its research on the nordic region, and has estalished a research network with the area studies department and the EU Centre. It has also signed an MOU with the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, and has held many academic conferences with Sweden's Uppsala University.

    Center Director : Choi Jong Gun (University College of Social Sciences Department of Political Science and International Studies Field of Study International Relations)
    Phone 02-2123-5946
    Curriculum Vitae
    Ohio State Univ. Ph.D. in Political Science
    Yonsei University M.A. in Political Science
    University of Rochester) B.A. in Political Science
  • International Development and Cooperation Program

    The purpose of the International Development Cooperation Program Center is to study economic development experience of Korea, and to compare it to those of advanced countries. Eventually, it is the goal of this program to transfer the Korean experience to developing economies. The main activities of this program are to host and participate in seminars and symposiums that are relevant to this purpose. Also, this program actively participates in research projects and promotes educational programs through the cooperation of the Institute of East and West Studies.

    Director : Doowon Lee

    Doowon Lee is a professor at the School of Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Currently, he is the chairman of the School of Economics, Yonsei University. He acquired his B.A. in business administration from Yonsei University in 1987, and acquired his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1991. Major careers of his include visiting professor at the University of California-San Diego in 1992 and 2002, associate dean at the Graduate School of Economics in Yonsei University (2004-2008), associate dean at Underwood International College in Yonsei University (2007-2009), visiting scholar at Columbia University (2009-2010), independent director at the Korea Housing Finance Corporation (2008-2010), and general secretary and editorial member in numerous academic associations. He has published roughly 50 academic papers, book chapters, and books. He joined domestic and international conferences roughly 160 times. Also, he has contributed to more than 170 newspaper columns in domestic and international newspapers.

    Curriculum Vitae
    Visiting Scholar, The Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California-San Diego (September 1991 - December 1993, March 2002 ? March 2003)
    Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Yonsei University (March 1994 ? February 2000)
    Associate Professor, Economics Department, Yonsei University (March 2000 ? February 2006)
    Professor, Economics Faculty, Yonsei University (March 2006 ? Present)
    Associate Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Yonsei University (March 2004 ? February 2008)
    Head, International Division, Yonsei Leadership Center (September 1, 2003 ? August 31, 2007)
    Head, Joint University Campus Program, Songdo Global Academic Complex Yonsei University (June 2006 ? December 2007)
    Publication Committee Member and Secretary General of various Economic Associations (March 1997 - Present)
    Member of the Economic and Industrial sector, China Forum, The Federation of Korea Industry (June 2004 ? June 2006)
    Vice President, The Northeast Asia Economic Association of Korea (2008. 03. 01 - Present)
    Advisory Member of Center for Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) (October 2006 ? September 2008)
    Advisory Member of the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (January 1, 2004 ? December 31, 2004)
    Executive writer for Munhwa Daily, Kookmin Daily, Joongang Daily and Donga Daily newspapers
    Associate Dean of Underwood International College, Yonsei University (March 2007 ? August 2009)
    Vice Chairman, Alumni Association of The College of Business and Economics of Yonsei University (April 2005 ? March 2009)
    Non-Executive Director of Korea Housing Finance Corporation (September 11, 2008 ? September 10, 2010)
    Visiting Research Committee on KB Research Center (March 2009 ? August 2009)
    Associate Editor, Global Economic Review (SSCI Journal) (June 2009- June 2010)
    Member of the Advisory Committee on Credit Counseling & Recovery Service (April 2009 - Present)
    Vice Chairman, Alumni Association of The College of Business and Economics of Yonsei University (April 1, 2009 ? March 31, 2013)
    Member of the Program Committee on the Asia Research Fund (June 2009 ? May 2013)
    Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University (September 2009 ? August 2010)
    Chair, School of Economics, Yonsei University (September 2010 ? February 2012)
    Research Committee on Economy, Research Institute of Social Advancement (November 1, 2007 ? October 31, 2013)
    Member of the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion (September 2010 - September 2011)
    Secretary General, The Korean Economic Association (February 2011 - February 2012)
    22nd Market Economy Award: Grand Prize in Media Contribution, Federation of Korean Industry (December 15, 2011)
    Presenter of Korea's Official Development Assistance(ODA): History and Political Direction in Consilience of East and West Forum, Institute of East and West Studies (March 23, 2011)
    Participant of The Gates Foundation Seminar “Toward a New Dimension of Development Diplomacy: Seeking Collaboration between the ROK government and the Gates Foundation” (June 7, 2011)
    Gave Special Lecture in Education Course for Chinese High Ranking Public Officers "Korea's Economic Development Experience" (September 29, 2011)
    Participated Second German-Korean Conference between the Munich School of Political Science "Economic and Political Cooperation between Asia and Europe in the Age of Globalization", the Yonsei University Seoul, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Munich, and the BMW Group Korea (October 16-17, 2011)
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