Maximilian Ernst

PhD Researcher

Maximilian Ernst is a PhD Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). Max obtained his M.A. in International Security and Foreign Policy from Yonsei University and his B.A. in Chinese Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He has lived, worked, and studied in China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

His PhD project is embedded within the KF-VUB Korea Chair and focuses on the intercorrelation between political and economic cooperation among Northeast Asian states and the implications for European CSDP towards the region. Before joining the KF-VUB Korea Chair, Max worked as Investment Consultant for KOTRA in Hamburg and as Political Affairs trainee at the European Delegation to the Republic of Korea. Max is the Managing Editor of the Global Politics Review, Journal of International Studies and has been acting as peer reviewer of the North Korean Review.

Featured publications

Economic Development Under Kim Jong-un

Published on 18.02.2021
Journal Articles

Korea Matters for Europe/Europe Matters for Korea

Published on 01.12.2020
Other Publications

Pride and Prosecution in the Korean Ministry of Justice

Published on 12.03.2020
Other Publications

Injuries in the DPRK: The Looming Epidemic

Published on 19.06.2019
Other Publications

Survey analysis: One year after the Singapore summit

Published on 12.06.2019
Other Publications

Doi moi and the February 2019 Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi

Published on 12.02.2019
Other Publications

EU-ROK Relations: Putting the strategic partnership to work

Published on 15.10.2018
Other Publications


Support for the KF-VUB Korea Chair

Period March 2020 - December 2020
Funded By

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

KF-VUB Korea Chair

Period September 2017 - September 2017
Funded By

Korea Foundation