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Dr Bong-Geun Jun

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Professor and Director General at the Department of Security and Unification Studies at the Korean National Diplomatic Academy

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Dr JUN Bong-Geun is a Professor and Director General at the Department of Security and Unification Studies at the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (formerly the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security).

Previously, Professor Jun held several governmental and non-governmental positions: Policy Advisor to the Republic of Korea Minister of Unification (2003 – 2004); Visiting Scholar at Keio University in Tokyo and Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation Academic Fellow (2001-2002); Secretary to the President for international security affairs at the Presidential Office (1993-1997); and a professional staffer at KEDO New York headquarters (1997-2001). Dr Jun was a visiting scholar at Asia Foundation Center for U.S-Korea Policy in Washington, D.C. (2010).

Dr Jun’s research area covers the North Korean nuclear issue, inter-Korean relations, non-proliferation, nuclear security and nuclear energy policies. Dr Jun received a BA and an MA in political science from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Oregon.