Jooeun Kim is a nuclear security predoctoral fellow at CISAC for 2016-17. Her fellowship is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. She is completing her PhD in international relations at Georgetown University’s Department of Government. She studies credibility, alliance management, and nuclear proliferation within military alliances.
Her dissertation examines the credibility of a patron ally as the source of a protégé ally’s nuclear decisions, through analyzing allies’ behaviors during international crises.
She completed an MA in Government at Georgetown University, an MA in International Affairs at George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science at Waseda University, Japan. She speaks Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
Outside of her dissertation writing, she is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys sculling on the Potomac River.