Kiwoong Yang (PhD, University of Tokyo), a 2015–16 Kellogg guest scholar, is a tenured professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Hallym University in Chuncheon, South Korea. He specializes in the international relations of China, Japan, Korea, and the United States.

While in residence at the Kellogg Institute, his research will examine Japan–South Korea conflicts and their foreign-policy implications for East Asian security, US foreign policy, and the rivalry between China and Japan. He aims to complete an article drawing attention to the importance of US-Korea-Japan trilateral cooperation and its influence on East Asian prosperity and security, including such issues as the North Korea problem, Japan’s new security policy, and Sino-Japanese disputes.

Also a visiting fellow for the academic year at Notre Dame’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, Yang will teach the course “Conflict and Cooperation in International Relations of East Asia” during the fall semester.