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Dr Dong Jin Kim



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Dong-Jin Kim is an Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Co-fund CAROLINE (Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe) Fellow at the Irish School of Ecumenics. His CAROLINE research project is entitled 'Comparative Studies on the Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and Korea: Toward Strategic Peacebuilding'. The research is carried out in partnership with Corrymeela, Northern Ireland.

Dong-Jin obtained his PhD from the University of North Korean Studies in Korea. His academic background also includes peace and conflict studies (MLitt, University of Sydney, Australia) and theology (MDiv and BTh, Hanshin University, Korea). His research interests are in the area of peacebuilding, reconciliation, humanitarian and development cooperation in the Korean peninsula and East Asia, and comparative studies of peace processes, including Korea and Ireland.

He has taught at the Irish School of Ecumenics, University of North Korean Studies, Hanshin University, and Yonsei University as an adjunct professor and a lecturer. He has also been working as a policy advisor for the Korean Peacebuilding and Development NGOs including the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) and Okedongmu Children in Korea. Before moving into academic life, he served as a chaplain in the Korean Army.

Areas of Expertise
Peacebuilding, Comparative Peace Processes, North Korea, East Asia, NGOs, Humanitarian Aid and Development, Ecumenical Movement.

Modules Taught
Politics of Peace and Conflict
Armed Conflict, Peacebuilding and Development
Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Select Publications
Kim, Dong Jin (2018), The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society: Towards Strategic Peacebuilding, Palgrave Macmillan

Kim, Dong Jin (2018), "Sharing Lessons between Peace Processes: A Comparative Case Study on the Northern Ireland and Korean Peace Processes", Social Sciences, 7: 3

Kim, Dong Jin (2017), "Building Relationships Across the Boundaries: The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in the Korean Peninsula", International Peacekeeping, 24: 4

Kim, Dong Jin (2016), "Aid to the Enemy: Linking Development and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula", The Pacific Review, 29: 4

Kim, Dong Jin (2015), "The Peacebuilding Role of the Ecumenical Movement in Korea during the 1980s" John O’Grady, Cathy Higgins and Jude Lal Fernando eds, Mining Truth Mining Truth: Festschrift in Honour of Geraldine Smyth OP - Ecumenical Theologian and Peacebuilder, EOS

Howe, Brendan and Kim, Dong Jin (2014), "The Politicization of Humanitarian Assistance: Aid and Security on the Korean Peninsula," in Kim Eun Mee and Kim Pil Ho eds., The South Korean Development Experience: Beyond Aid, New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Select Translations
2016: (from English to Korean) Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung, Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism, SUNIN Books

2012: (from English to Korean) John Paul Lederach, Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies, Humanitas Books

2011: (from English to Korean) Stuart Rees, Passion for Peace: Exercising Power Creatively, SAMIN Books

Last updated 31 October 2018 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).