Terence Roehrig, Ph.D.

Professor National Security Affairs
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Professor of national security affairs, 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. He is a non-resident expert at the Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia University. 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.-Republic of Korea alliance, Korean maritime issues, human rights and transitional justice. He has given presentations to U.S. Forces Korea, the U.S. Embassy Seoul and the ROK JCS J-5. He has been a past president of the Association of Korean Political Studies.

Areas of Expertise

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

Professional Highlights


Non-Resident Expert

Center for Korean Legal Studies, Columbia University

Adjunct Professor

Harvard University Extension School

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

Security on the Korean Peninsula
Terence Roehrig and Adam Lowther, NucleCast Podcast, 2023.

The Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute: South Korea, Japan, and the Search for a Peaceful Solution
Paul Huth, Sunwoong Kim, and Terence Roehrig (eds.), Brill/Nijhoff, 2021.

“The United States and Asia in 2020: Free, Open, and Worried?”
Asian Survey 61:1 (January/February 2021): 11-20.

The Evolution of the U.S.-South Korea Alliance
Uk Heo and Terence Roehrig, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War
Columbia University Press, 2017.

South Korea’s Rise: Economic Development, Power, and Foreign Relations
Uk Heo and Terence Roehrig, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Awards and Decorations

US Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Award

NWC Teaching Excellence Award

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

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

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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