Chung-in Moon

Chung-in Moon is a professor of political science at Yonsei University, where he has also served as dean of Yonsei's Graduate School of International Studies.

Chung-in Moon is one of the leading analysts of the Korean peninsula and has served in important advisory and policy positions in both the Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun governments. A prolific scholar and author or editor of over 40 books, he is known for his pioneering work on South Korea's political economy and his early and influential defense of the strategy of engagement with North Korea.

He attended the first North-South summit with Kim Dae Jung in 2000 as a special delegate, served as Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative under the Roh Moo Hyun administration, and attended the second North-South summit in October 2007.

Moon has represented Korea in a number of public and private forums including as chair of the ASEAN Regional Forum's Expert and Eminent Persons Group. He is a board member of the Korea Foundation, the Sejong Foundation, and the East Asia Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia, an important quarterly magazine covering political developments in the region.

Moon holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland. He will be in joint residence as a fellow with the Center on Pacific Economies and the Korea-Pacific Program.