Se Hyun Ahn

Senior Advisor
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Vice President for International Affairs and Director of the Center for Energy Security Strategic Studies
University of Seoul


Se Hyun Ahn

Se Hyun Ahn is a Senior Advisor to the National Bureau of Asian Research. He also serves as the Vice President for International Affairs and Director of the Center for Energy Security Strategic Studies at the University of Seoul.

Dr. Ahn is a Professor in the Department of International Relations at Seoul University and is an Advisor to the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance and Strategy and the Korea Electric Power Corporation. Additionally, he is a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific–Korea, the Republic of Korea National Unification Advisory Council, the Policy Evaluation Committee of the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, and the World Ocean Conference. Prior to his current position, Dr. Ahn was a visiting professor at the China Institute for International Studies and the Beijing Normal University–Hong Kong Baptist University, as well as a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

As an expert in energy security and diplomacy, oil and natural gas pipeline politics, and security issues in Northeast Asia, Dr. Ahn has spoken at conferences across the world. He is the author of over a dozen articles that have been featured in publications such as the Journal of International Area Studies, Asian Survey, East West Journal, Asia Policy, and the London School of Economics Asia Research Centre, among many others.

Dr. Ahn received his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a BA in International Relations and Russian Studies from Cornell College and an MA from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He also studied at the State Mineral Resources University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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