Tongfi Kim

Programme Director

Prof Dr Tongfi Kim is the Programme Director of the BA in International Affairs and Professor at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB) and a Senior Researcher at the KF-VUB Korea Chair. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University and a Master of Laws degree from Kyoto University.

He previously worked at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Griffith University, and Purdue University. His research interests include international security, international relations of East Asia, and military alliances. At Brussels School of Governance, he teaches courses such as 'Theory and Practice of International Relations'  and 'Comparative Political Systems'

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)

Featured publications

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Published on 19.05.2021
Journal Articles

Korea Chair Explains - Tensions between Iran and South Korea

Published on 14.01.2021
Other Publications

Give bombs a chance – for peace

Published on 11.02.2020
Other Publications

Survey analysis: One year after the Singapore summit

Published on 12.06.2019
Other Publications

Can Donald Trump save South Korea-Japan relations?

Published on 20.05.2019
Other Publications

Can Donald Trump save South Korea-Japan relations?

Published on 16.04.2019
Other Publications

U.S. Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Alliances: A Comparison

Published on 15.01.2019
Other Publications


Support for the KF-VUB Korea Chair

Period March 2020 - December 2020
Funded By

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Extended deterrence in Europe and Northeast Asia: A comparative approach

Period September 2019 - February 2020
Funded By

Japanese Embassy

KF-VUB Korea Chair

Period September 2017 - September 2017
Funded By

Korea Foundation