Simone Chun, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Government

Phone: 617-573-8128
Fax: 617-367-4623
Email: schun@suffolk.edu 
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1078

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research

Areas of Research

  • Political economy of security
  • Globalization
  • Democratization
  • Politics of labor
  • U.S.-Northeast Asian relations
  • North and South Korea
  • Politics in East Asia
  • The ethical implications of global politics

Publications

In Search of a Perpetual Peace in the Korean Peninsula, Special issue on North Korea, Korea Observer,Volume 39, Number 4, Winter 2008.

Tears of Metal: Globalization, National Liberation and the Politics of Labor in South Korea: A book manuscript under review.

The Political Economy of Security in Northeast Asia: A book manuscript under review.

Presentations

Is Social Democracy Possible in a Neoliberal World: A Comparative Analysis of Asia and Latin America, presented at The 2009 Annual Meeting of The American Political Science Association, Toronto, ON, Canada, September 2009.

The Political Economy of Security in the Korean Peninsula, Presented on the panel, "South Korea's Free Trade Strategy," The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., June, 2009.

Globalization, Labor Movement and the Politics of Labor: South Korea,1997-2007, To be presented in the conference, Labour Struggles in Asia and the Diaspora, The Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham, U.K, June, 2009.

Women Thinkers in Times of War – A Comparative Analysis of Rosa Luxemburg, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt, The 2009 Annual Meeting of The New England Political Science Association, Portland, Maine, May, 2009.

Hosted Bruce Cumings, The University of Chicago, North Korea: No Longer In the Axis of Evil?, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, The Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, Suffolk University, March, 2009.

Chair of the Panel, "Active Learning in International Affairs", Peace and Conflict Studies as an Academic Discipline: Using the Instructional Techniques in International Relations to Teach Peace and Conflict Resolution, The 2009 International Studies Association Annual Convention, New York, February, 2009.

Coordinated Asian Film Series 2008-2009, Asian Studies and The Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, Suffolk University.

Globalization and the Left Parties: A Comparative Analysis of East Asia and Latin America on the panel, “Still the Pacific Century?: Asian Politics in the 21st Century,” Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, M.A., November, 2008.

Moderator during a talk by Ezra Vogel, Professor of East Asian Studies, Harvard University, at a town hall meeting, China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, in collaboration with Rachel O'h-Uiginn, Program Coordinator, WorldBoston, November, 2008.

Workshop on Globalization and Hunger, S.O.U.L, to raise awareness on hunger, Suffolk University, Novermber, 2008.

The Governance of Peace in East Asia, on the panel “Perspectives on Regional Integration,” The 2008 International Studies Association-West Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. October, 2008.

On the panel “Perspectives on Regional Integration,” The 2008 International Studies Association-West Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. October, 2008.

In Search of a Perpetual Peace in the Korean Peninsula, on the Panel, "Negotiations with North Korea and Scenarios of Reunification," The Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 2008.

Guest Lecturer, El Greco, the DMZ and Categorical Imperative, The 2nd Peace Island School, Jeju, South Korea, August, 2008.

The Unthinkable vs. Irreparable Peace: Lessons from Literature, Thinking With(Out) Borders, International Political Theory in the 21st Century, University of St Andrews, Scotland, June, 2009.

Globalized Knowledge in The Making of Asian Economic Miracles, Knowledge Globalization Conference, Sawyer Business School, SuffolkUniversity, Boston, April 2008.

Discussant on the Panel, Security in East Asia, National Security Cultures and Global Security Governance Workshop, Government Department, Suffolk University, April 2008.

The Myth of Empire and Multitude: A Critical Review of the Post-modern Theory of Globalization, The New England Political Science Association, Providence, RI, April, 2008.

Presented the Poster, "From Comfort Women to Denuclearization--The Search For a Perpetual Peace in East Asia", The Inaugural Seminar for the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, Suffolk University, March, 2008.

Moderator on the panel “Competing in Bejing: China and the 2008 Olympics,” The Inaugural Seminar for the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, Suffolk University, March, 2008.

KORUS-FTA: Free Trade or Strategic Parry?, The Northeast Political Science Association, Philadelphia, November, 2007.

Guest lecturer, Capital, Militarism, and the State: A Review of Charles Tilly’s Coercion, Capital, and European States within the Context of Contemporary East Asia, The 1st Peace Island Summer School and Peace Island Forum in Jeju, South Korea, August, 2007.

Teaching

Summer 2009
GVT 317 - Korea Summer Institute

Spring 2009
GVT 281 – Introduction to Comparative Politics
GVT 310 - Global Political Economy
GVT 410 - Politics of Korea

Fall 2008
GVT 261-Theory and Practices in International Relations
GVT 408/808 - The Political Economy of East Asia

Spring 2008
GVT 310 - Global Political Economy
GVT 487/680 - Politics of Japan
GVT 774 - Ethical Issues in International Relation

Summer 2008
GVT 317 - Korea Summer Institute

Fall 2007
SF 102 - Freshmen Seminar: Passion, Knowledge, and the Morality of Great Minds
GVT 261 - Theory and Practice in International Relations
GVT 389/689 - Politics of China