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The OIA provides services to international scholars and students at SNU,

Welcome Message

The Office of International Affairs (OIA), as SNU's headquarter for developing and promoting its international programs and initiatives, welcomes all students and scholars to SNU's vibrant intellectual community.

GEUN LEE, Ph.D.

Greetings from Seoul National University (SNU)!

The Office of International Affairs (OIA), as SNU's headquarter for developing and promoting its international programs and initiatives, welcomes all students and scholars to SNU's vibrant intellectual community.

The OIA’s vision is to enhance openness and diversity in Seoul National University by promoting international inter-university partnerships, academic exchanges, and building a truly and uniquely international 'SNU community'. The OIA provides both planning and administrative supports for international partnerships, exchange programs, and international SNU community building.

Gaining international and global experiences through study abroad programs and international SNU community will enable students to walk beyond familiar grounds so that they can discover new perspectives and help them become more creative to better prepare for the new era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The OIA hopes to build an open and diverse international SNU community together with all the SNU stakeholders by not only maintaining our already-strong international programs but also by developing new and exciting programs.

The OIA’s doors are always open to international students looking for assistance on adjusting to new lives in SNU and Korea. We promise to do our utmost to enhance your academic, social, and cultural experiences during your time here.

On behalf of all our staffs at the OIA, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for your interest in SNU. I look forward to seeing you all enjoying SNU’s global and open academic environment!

Geun Lee (Ph.D) Dean of OIA Seoul National University

"On behalf of all our staff at OIA, thank you for your interest in SNU and we look forward to meeting you here on campus!"

GEUN LEE, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Graduate School of International Studies
  • Dean of International Affairs
  • Seoul National University

Areas of Teaching and Research

International Politics of Northeast Asia, Inter-Korean Relations International Political Economy, Soft Power, Transnational Politics, Theories of International Politics

Education

  1. 1996.12Ph.D in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. 1988.05MA in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. 1986.02BA in Political Science, Seoul National Univ.

Previous Posts

  1. 1997 - 2000Assistant Professor at Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
  2. 2002Consulting Professor of Government Transition Team (Foreign and Trade Policy)
  3. 2002 - 2007Policy Specialist Committee Member, National Security Council (NSC), Republic of Korea
  4. 2003 - 2007President, Korea Institute for Future Strategies [Independent Think Tank in Korea]
  5. 2005Visiting Scholar, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  6. 2007 - 2008Visiting Scholar, Graduate Research Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan
  7. 2009 - 2010Visiting Professor, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
  8. 2010 - 2012Director, Institute of International Affairs, Seoul National University
  9. 2012 - 2014Chair, Global Agenda Council on Korea, World Economic Forum (Davos Forum)
  10. 2013 - 2015Associate Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National Univ.
  11. 2015 - 2016Super Global Professor, Keio University, Japan

Current Post

Professor, GSIS, Seoul National University (From 2000 - ) Dean, Office of International Affairs, Seoul National University
Min Gyo KOO, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Graduate School of Public Administration
  • Associate Dean of International Affairs
  • Seoul National University

Education

  1. December 2005Ph.D., Political Science, University of California at Berkeley Dissertation: Scramble for the Rocks: The Disputes over the Dokdo/Takeshima, Senkaku/Diaoyu, and Paracel and Spratly Islands Dissertation Committee: Vinod K. Aggarwal (Chair), Hong Yung Lee, T. J. Pempel, Steven K. Vogel, and Michael Nacht
  2. May 1999M.A., International Relations and International Economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  3. February 1997M.A., Public Policy, Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration
  4. February 1995B.A., Political Science, Seoul National University Department of International Relations

Research and Teaching Experience

  1. Fall 2015 - Spring 2016Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
  2. Fall 2012 - PresentAssociate Professor, Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration
  3. Fall 2010 - Spring 2012Assistant Professor, Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration
  4. Fall 2007 - Spring 2010Assistant Professor, Yonsei University Department of Public Administration
  5. Fall 2006 - Spring 2007Fulltime Lecturer, The University of Southern California School of International Relations
  6. Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 KSI-KEI Research Fellow, The University of Southern California Korean Studies Institute and the Korea Economic Institute (Washington, DC)
  7. Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Southern California Center for International Studies (CIS)
  8. Spring 2001 - Summer 2005Project Director, UC Berkeley Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC)