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  • Politics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • International relations
  • East Asian regionalism
  • U.S. grand strategy
  • narratives and discourse
  • civil society
  • Korean politics
  • Biography

     Andrew Yeo is a Professor of Politics and Director of Asian Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Asia’s Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century (Stanford University Press, 2019) and author or co-editor of three other books: North Korean Human Rights: Activists and Networks (Cambridge University Press 2018); Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests (Cambridge University Press 2011); and Living in an Age of Mistrust: An Interdisciplinary Study of Declining Trust in Contemporary Society and Politics and How to get it Back (Routledge Press 2017). His research and teaching interests include international relations theory, Asian security, narratives and discourse, the formation of beliefs, ideas, and worldviews, civil society, social and transnational movements, U.S. grand strategy and global force posture, Korean politics, and North Korea. Dr. Yeo’s scholarly publications have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Journal of East Asian Studies, and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific among others.

    As part of the Bridging the Gap network, Dr. Yeo is a firm believer in connecting academic theory with policy relevant research. He is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the National Committee on North Korea. He contributes to the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, and has appeared or been quoted in a variety of media outlets including MSNBC, Channel News Asia, CBS radio, Voice of America, RTHK-Hong Kong, The New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Diplomat, and Foreign Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, and BA in Psychology and International Studies magna cum laude, from Northwestern University. 

    Honors and Appointments

    Fulbright Grant, 2019

    Director, Asian Studies Program, 2015 - present

    Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington Research Consortium on Korea, 2016-2021

    Fellow, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, 2013 - present

    Mansfield Foundation – Korean Foundation Next Generation Scholar, 2013-15

    Young Faculty Award for Achievement in Research, Catholic University of America, 2013