JeongWon Bourdais Park

Associate Professor, Ph.D in Political Science


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Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a political scientist analyzing domestic, regional, international, and global political affairs. I am open to exploring diverse methodological tools and their complementarity and strive to develop methods of responding effectively to prominent issues in our world.  

I have traveled a number of countries across the globe while being engaged in various inter-governmental research projects. I have been a full-time academic since 2013. Before I joined the UNNC in 2022, I held academic positions in Hong Kong SAR and in Almaty Kazakhstan. Further, I was an adjunct professor at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) Paris (2010-2013), and a visiting professor at University of Seoul (2019 and 2022 summer).       

In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, I completed an M.Phil. in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge UK. After obtaining my doctoral degree, I wanted to train myself in an international setting to learn about the present mechanisms of international relations and the practice of international public policy making. I acquired invaluable experience while working as a practitioner (consultant, policy analyst and senior researcher) at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) in Paris where I predominantly worked in the field of environment and developmental assistance. 

Research Interests

Field of expertise:    

  • Global environmental governance
  • Nuclear politics
  • Political communication 



  • International Organization (Convenor)
  • Public Policy: Theory and Practice (Convenor)

Collaboration Opportunities

External consultation and collaboration:

  • Key expert: ‘EU low carbon action in the Republic of Korea’ (EU-funded 2022)
  • Key expert: ‘Mapping low-carbon stakeholders in Korea and opportunities for cooperation with the EU countries’ (EU-funded 2016)
  • Co-investigator: ‘Entitled historical justice and reconciliation' (Hong Kong SAR Government General Research Fund 2016~2017)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 31 Dec 2005

Person Types

  • Staff


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