Terence Roehrig, Ph.D.

Professor National Security Affairs
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Professor of National Security Affairs and the Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group. 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 numerous books, articles and book chapters on Korean and East Asian security issues, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the U.S.-South Korea alliance, human rights, and transitional justice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Deterrence
  • Foreign Policy
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Koreas
  • National Security
  • Nuclear
  • WMD

Professional Highlights


Visiting Professor

Brown University

Director, Asia-Pacific Studies Group



Naval War College

Associate Professor

Naval War College

Associate Professor

Cardinal Stritch University

Assistant Professor

Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee, WI


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science

M.A., Marquette University, Political Science

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Research Contributions and Publications

"Korea: From Unity to Division to Alliance" to Special Operations Detachment-Gulf (SOD-G) at the Rhode Island National Guard

Korea in US-China Relations
In Andrew T. H. Tan (ed), Handbook of US-China Relations
Edward Elgar Publishing

The Evolution of the South Korea-United States Alliance, Cambridge University Press, The book was translated into Korean.

Awards and Decorations

Research Fellow, Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, International Security Program & Project on Managing the Atom

Academy of Korean Studies Grant , Five year grant, $1.1 million for team of six researchers

Martin Luther King Peacemaker Award, Cardinal Stritch University

Educator of the Year Award, Cardinal Stritch University – Awarded by a student committee from student nominations

Teaching and Campus Leadership Award, Cardinal Stritch University – Awarded by a faculty committee from faculty nominations

Fulbright Award to Korea

External Memberships and Associations

American Political Science Association

International Studies Association

Association of Korean Political Studies

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