Terence Roehrig, Ph.D.

Terence Roehrig, Ph.D.

NSA Professor
National Security Affairs
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Dr. Terence Roehrig is Professor of National Security Affairs, the Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, and teaches in the Security Strategies sub-course.  He has been a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University in the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom and a past President of the Association of Korean Political Studies.  He has published several books including most recently South Korea's Rise: Economic Development, Power, and Foreign Policy with Cambridge University Press, a work coauthored with Uk Heo.  In addition, he is a coauthor of South Korea since 1980, the sole author of two books, From Deterrence to Engagement: The U.S. Defense Commitment to South Korea and The Prosecution of Former Military Leaders in Newly Democratic Nations: The Cases of Argentina, Greece, and South Korea along with a monograph, Korean Dispute Over the Northern Limit Line: Security, Economics, or International Law, and is the coeditor of Korean Security in a Changing East Asia.  He is the author of the forthcoming book entitled Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella: Extended Deterrence and Nuclear Weapons in the Post-Cold War World with Columbia University.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters on Korean and East Asian security issues, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the Northern Limit Line dispute, the South Korean Navy, deterrence, the U.S.-South Korea alliance, human rights, and transitional justice.  His work appears in the journals, Asian Affairs, Asian Politics and Policy, Human Rights Quarterly, International Journal of Korean Studies, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Korea Observer, North Korean Review, Pacific Focus, and World Affairs, and he has given presentations to groups at US Forces Korea and the U.S. Embassy in Seoul along with JCS J-5 in South Korea.  Dr. Roehrig received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA from Marquette University, both in political science.

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