Ramon 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. He holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prof. Pacheco Pardo is also committee member at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) EU. He has held visiting positions at Korea University, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and the University of Melbourne. Prof. Pacheco Pardo has been editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies and currently sits in the editorial boards of East Asia: An International QuarterlyEU-China Observer, and Global Studies Journal. His publications include the book North Korea-US Relations: From Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un (Routledge, 2019). He has participated in track 1.5 and 2 dialogues with South Korea, North Korea, China, and Japan. Prof. Pacheco Pardo has testified before the European Parliament and advised the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European External Action Service, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the United Kingdom’s Cabinet Office and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. He is a frequent media commentator on Northeast Asian affairs and EU-East Asia relations.