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Dr. Dong Jin Kim
Research Fellow, School of Religion

Biography

Dong Jin Kim is Irish School of Ecumenics Fellow in Peace and Reconciliation Studies. 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). He is a Goodwill Ambassador for Peace on the Korean Peninsula, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea, and has also been working as a policy advisor for the Korean Peacebuilding NGOs including the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) and Okedongmu Children in Korea (OKCK).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dong Jin Kim, Reciprocal Empowerment for Civil Society Peacebuilding: Sharing Lessons between the Korean and Northern Ireland Peace Processes, Globalizations, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Dong Jin Kim and David Mitchell, Reconciling Divided States: Peace Processes in Ireland and Korea, Routledge, 2021 Book, 2021

Dong Jin Kim, Beyond identity lines: women building peace in Northern Ireland and the Korean peninsula, Asia Europe Journal, 18, (4), 2020, p463 - 478 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Peacebuilding and Korean Civil Society in, editor(s)Oliver Richmond and Gëzim Visoka , The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, [Dong Jin Kim] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Civil Society and Non-Violent Political Action in Northern Ireland in, editor(s)Clara Fischer and Áine Mahon , Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland, Routledge, 2020, pp111 - 130, [Iain Atack and Dong Jin Kim] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Aid to North Korea and Strategic Peacebuilding in, editor(s)Buk Dae Bukhan Yunguhoi , North Korea 2020: Past and Future, Paju, Korea, Yuksain, 2020, [Dong Jin Kim] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

Sustainability of Peace Process: Comparative Research on Northern Irish and Korean Peace Processes in, editor(s)Institute of Trans-division and Border Studies, Shinhan University , Irish Peace Process and the Korean Peninsula, Seoul, Ulryuk, 2019, [Dong Jin Kim] Book Chapter, 2019 URL

Dong Jin Kim, The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society: Towards Strategic Peacebuilding, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019 Book, 2019 DOI

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

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

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

Dong Jin Kim, Northern Ireland Peace Process and Sustainable Peacebuilding, Tongil kwa Pyunghwa, 7, (2), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 URL

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

The Politicization of Humanitarian Assistance: Aid and Security on the Korean Peninsula in, editor(s)Eun Mee Kim and Pil Ho Kim , The South Korean Development Experience: Beyond Aid, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, [Brendan Howe and Dong Jin Kim] Book Chapter, 2014 DOI

Dong Jin Kim, Finding the Value of Peace in Religions: Gandhi and the 88 Declaration, Shinhak Sasang, (160), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Dong Jin Kim, A Peace Studies Approach to North Korean Studies, Hyundai Bukhan Yongu, 16, (3), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Jong Moo Lee, Dong Wan Kang, Dong Jin Kim, and Jae-Sung Hwang, The White Paper on Gyeonggi Province's Inter-Korean Exchanges and Cooperation 2001-2011, Gyeonggi-Do, 2012 Report, 2012 URL

Dong Jin Kim, Moral Limit and Possibility in Regime Transformation, Shinhak Yongu, 59, (2), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Dong Jin Kim, Peacebuilding and the Ecumenical movement on the Korean Peninsula, Hankuk Sinhak Yonguso, 2011 Book, 2011 URL

Dong Jin Kim, A Comparative Analysis of Christianity, Juche and Islam in the US-North Korean Conflict and the US-Iran Conflict, Shinhak Sasang, (151), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dong Jin Kim, Sustainable Peace: Comparing the Northern Ireland and Korean Peace Processes, Dialogue for Peace Process in East Asia - Sharing Experience of Civil Society, Waseda University, Tokyo , 25 January, 2020 Conference Paper, 2020 URL

Dong Jin Kim, South Korean NGOs' Humanitarian Cooperation with North Korea and Strategic Peacebuilding, 2019 International Conference on Humanitarian and Peaceful Cooperation with the DPRK, New York University, New York , 1 November , 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

Dong Jin Kim, Why Peace Journalism?, Shinmoonkwa Bangsong, (580), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Dong Jin Kim, Building Peace with North Korea, Asia Briefing, New York, 1 November, 2019, Asia Society Invited Talk, 2019 URL

David Mitchell and Dong Jin Kim, Ireland can teach Korea about peace, The Times (Irish Edition), 2018, - Miscellaneous, 2018 URL

Dong Jin Kim, Resisting the violent structure of militarized conflict: The role of women peace activists in Northern Ireland and Korea, Conflict Research Society Conference, Birmingham, UK, 18/09/2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

David Mitchell and Dong Jin Kim, Divided Korea can learn from North's peace process, Irish Times, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017 URL

Dong Jin Kim, The two Koreas have tried to make peace before - and they could do so again, The Conversation, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017 URL

Dong Jin Kim, We're facing a crisis if the new South Korean government acts without US approval, Journal.ie, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017 URL

Dong Jin Kim (trans), Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung (original authors) , 'Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism ', Korean Edition, SUNIN Books, 2016, - Translation, 2016 URL

Dong Jin Kim, How to Make Peace Sustainable: Breakthroughs and Breakdowns in the Korean and Northern Ireland Peace Processes, International Peace Research Association Conference (IPRA), Freetown, Sierra Leone, 29/11/2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Dong Jin Kim, Mood Music or a Theme Song: The Role of Civil Society in the Northern Ireland and Korean Peace Processes, Conflict Research Society Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 08/09/2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Dong Jin Kim, Aid to the Enemy: Linking Development and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula, Association for Asian Studies Conference (AAS), Philadelphia, USA , 29/03/2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Dong Jin Kim, Understanding the History of Violence: Toward a Sustainable Peace Process in the Korean Conflict, International Peace Research Association Conference (IPRA), Istanbul, Turkey , 09/08/2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Dong Jin Kim, A Peace Studies Approach to North Korean Studies, Association for North Korean Studies Conference, Busan, Korea , 27/09/2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Dong Jin Kim (trans), John Paul Lederach (original author), 'Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies John Paul Lederach (original author), Humanitas Books ', Korean Edition, Humanitas Books , 2012, - Translation, 2012 URL

Dong Jin Kim, The Current Status and Tasks of the South Korean NGOs Working on North Korea, Kidokgyosasang, (644), 2012 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Dong Jin Kim, Consciousness of The Young Generation (20-30 Years) for Reunification and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula, The East Asian Association of International Studies Conference, Busan, Korea , 12/10/2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Dong Jin Kim (trans), Stuart Rees (original author), 'Passion for Peace: Exercising Power Creatively ', Korean Edition, SAMIN Books, 2011, - Translation, 2011 URL

Dong Jin Kim, The Role of the Ecumenical Movement in the Korean Conflict, International Peace Research Association Conference (IPRA), Sydney, Australia , 08/07/2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Research Expertise

Description

Research interests are in the areas of: strategic peacebuilding, reconciliation, humanitarian and development cooperation, ecumenical movements, in the Korean peninsula and East Asia, and comparative studies of peace processes, including Korea and Ireland.

Projects

  • Title
    • Comparative Studies on the Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and Korea: Toward Strategic Peacebuilding
  • Summary
    • The aim of this CAROLINE (Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe) research is to explore and compare the lessons and challenges of two contemporary peace processes, Northern Ireland and the Korean peninsula, and how they may be applicable to developing sustainable peacebuilding strategies for achieving UN SDG 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions in each context, and beyond. This project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713279
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council and European Union
  • Date From
    • 1/10/2017
  • Date To
    • 30/9/2020
  • Title
    • Preventing North Korean Disasters and Building Disaster Safety Nets on the Korean Peninsula
  • Summary
    • South Korean Government Policy and Manual Development for North Korean Disaster Management
  • Funding Agency
    • Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Date From
    • 01/03/2012
  • Date To
    • 30/12/2012
  • Title
    • The White Paper on Gyeonggi Province's Inter-Korean Exchanges and Cooperation 2001-2011
  • Summary
    • Research and Evaluation of Gyeonggi Province's Inter-Korean Exchanges and Cooperation 2001-2011
  • Funding Agency
    • Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea
  • Date From
    • 01/05/2011
  • Date To
    • 30/04/2012