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Ra Jong-yil

College positions:
Honorary Fellow
International Relations, National Security, Political Science
Gachon University
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Professor Ra Jong-yil

Ra Jong-yil is a former South Korean ambassador who has written books on politics concerning North Korea. He completed his BA and MA at Seoul National University before coming to Cambridge to complete a PhD at Trinity College. Later he became a Professor at Kyung Hee University and a Fullbright Senior Fellow of USC.

Subsequent roles included:

Select publications

  • Road to Hanoi (Co-authored, Korean), 2022
  • The Life and Death of a Terrorist (Japanese), 2021
  • Discovery of Korea (co-authored, Korean), 2021
  • Unhappy Presidents of Korea (co-authored, Korean), 2020
  • Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (English), 2019
  • The World and Korean War (Korean), 2019
  • Our Beautiful Country (Chinese), 2019
  • Dynasty of Purge (Japanese), 2017