Dr. Kim is a lecturer at the University of Maryland in the Department of Government and Politics. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in international relations and comparative politics. Growing up in South Korea, she developed her academic interests through exposure to the nuclear conflict with North Korea and territorial disputes with neighboring countries. Before she came to academia, she worked for policy think tanks and the Department of Defense analyzing security issues and teaching classes in security and cooperation to military personnel around the world. Her academic research broadly focuses on the role of international institutions in conflict management and how they interact with domestic political factors. Her current project examines the United Nations’ messaging tactics to conflict actors and their effectiveness in preventing war. She also teaches courses on international relations, research writing, and political economy for undergraduate and master’s students.
Hyunki Kim, Ph.D.
2117C Chincoteague Hall
Center for International Development and Conflict Management
hkim0123 [at] umd.edu