Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo and Dr. Joan Cho Join CSIS as Adjunct Fellows for the Korea Chair

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2021: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo of King’s College London and Dr. Joan Cho of Wesleyan University have been appointed as adjunct fellows for the Korea Chair. During their time with CSIS, they will be working on writing three books as part of the Korea Chair’s 2021 Laboratory Program for Korean Studies grant.
Dr. Pacheco Pardo is professor of international relations at King’s College London and the KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Brussels School of Governance of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Together, CSIS’s Dr. Victor Cha and Dr. Pacheco Pardo plan to write a general history book on modern Korea, to be published by Yale University Press. Dr. Pacheco Pardo will also be writing a book on Korean foreign policy, to be published by Columbia University Press.
Dr. Cha, CSIS senior vice president and Korea Chair, said, “We are delighted to welcome Professor Pacheco Pardo of Kings College London. He is Europe's leading scholar in Korean policy studies and a prolific author of cutting-edge research on Korea and Asia.”
Dr. Cho is an assistant professor of East Asian Studies and an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University. She will be writing a book on development and democracy in South Korea.
Dr. Cha commented, “Professor Cho of Wesleyan University, one of our NextGen Scholars, is a rising star in Korean studies and political science. The book she will write on South Korean democracy while with us at CSIS promises to be a definitive scholarly work in the field."
For more information, please contact the Office of the Korea Chair via email at KoreaChair@csis.org.