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Personal profile


Soul Park is Lecturer in International Relations and currently serves as the Course Director for International Relations. Prior to joining UEA, he was lecturer in the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore. His main research and teaching interests are in international security, strategic studies, international relations theory and qualitative methods. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University, MSc from University of Wales Aberystwyth, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. His published work is forthcoming or has appeared in the European Journal of International SecurityJournal of Strategic StudiesSmall Wars and Insurgencies, Pacific Affairs, Contemporary Security PolicyJournal of Intervention and Statebuilding, and North Korean Review. He is also the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2020 & 2018; NUS) as well as the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (2015 & 2014; University of Notre Dame).

Teaching Interests

Teaching AY2023/2024:

Semester 1

- PPLI6069A/PPLI6070A Politics and Foreign Policy of the Indo-Pacific (BA)

Semester 2

- PPLI5056B International Security (BA)

- PPLI7008B American Foreign Policy (MA)

Administrative Posts

Course Director, International Relations, BA & MA degrees (2022 - present)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Award Date: 2 Aug 2015

Master of Arts, University of Notre Dame

Award Date: 21 May 2011

Master in Science, Aberystwyth University

Award Date: 3 Feb 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Seoul National University

Award Date: 26 Feb 2004

External positions

Co-Convenor, Global Nuclear Order Working Group, British International Studies Association

Oct 2023Sep 2025


  • International relations
  • Security Studies
  • Strategic Studies
  • Indo-Pacific

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