Simone Chun

Dr. Simone Chun earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a researcher in Northeast Asian political affairs, with an emphasis in US foreign policy in the Korean Peninsula and in inter-Korean relations. With over 30 years of teaching and research experience, she has been central to the creation of numerous Asian and Korean Studies degree programs, and has served as an Assistant Professor at Suffolk University, a lecturer at Northeastern University, and an Associate in Research at Harvard University’s Korea Institute.


Dr. Chun serves on the advisory board for CodePink as well as the Steering Committee for the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea, and is an Associate of the Korea Policy Institute. She is a regular contributor to Truthout, Counterpunch, Hankyoreh, and other progressive media outlets, and has presented widely on inter-Korean relations at such prestigious venues as the USC Korean Studies Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

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