Jae Ku

Director,
U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Location: Washington, DC

Member Since: 2013

Jae H. Ku is the Director of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Before joining the US-Korea Institute, he was the Director of Human Rights in North Korea Project at Freedom House. He has taught at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Brown University, and Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea). His research interests are: Inter-Korean Relations, U.S.-Korea relations, Democracy in Asia, and Human Rights in North Korea. He has been a recipient of both the Fulbright and Freeman fellowships. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and A.B. from Harvard University.

His written works include: Co-Editor, China’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policies and Major Countries’ Strategies Toward China, Korea Institute for National Unification, Seoul, South Korea, December 2012; Co-Author, “The Uneasiness of Big Brother-Littler Brother Relationships: China’s Relations with Neighboring Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, and Myanmar,” in China’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policies and Major Countries’ Strategies Toward China, Korea Institute for National Unification, Seoul, South Korea, December 2012; Co-Author, Northeast Asia in Afghanistan: Whose Silk Road?, U.S.-Korea Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, March 29, 2011; Co-Editor, Nuclear Security 2012:Challenges of Proliferation and Implication for the Korean Peninsula, Korea Institute for National Unification, Seoul, South Korea, December 31, 2010; Change and Challenge on the Korean Peninsula: Developments, Trends and Issues, Vol. 5, co-editor (1996); ‘Prospects for North Korea: Facing a Regime Crisis and Regime Collapse,’ co-author, in Change and Challenge on the Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future, Vol. 6 (1996); articles in The Washington Quarterly, The World & I, The Chosun Ilbo, The Korea Times and The Korea Herald and for the Scripps Howard News Service.