Fields of Study: International Relations; Environmental Politics and Policy; Public Policy Administration
About: Hyeyoon is a Ph.D. student in Political Science focusing on global environmental governance, environmental foreign policy, and multiple interactions between international environmental politics and domestic policies. Her current research themes are as follows: 1) global/regional environmental governance for managing transboundary environmental problems, beyond geopolitical conflicts between countries, 2) interactive influences between the climate change issue and the issues of energy and natural resources in global governance, 3) the impact of international negotiations about environmental problems on domestic politics and policies (and vice versa). She graduated from Yonsei University in South Korea with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science (major) and Law (minor). In 2008, she moved to Germany and received her M.A. in Political Science from Free University of Berlin. Her master’s thesis was a comparative case study between regional environmental regimes for transboundary atmospheric problems in the EU and Northeast Asia. Prior to coming to Colorado State University, she worked in Korea Environment Institute (KEI) as a policy researcher and published several policy papers: “Environmental governance in Northeast Asia (TEMM joint research between China, Japan and Korea, 2012)”, “Research on Inter-Korea Cooperation for Stream Restoration and Watershed Management (KEI, 2012)” etc. She is fluent in Korean (native language), English, and German.