Chaesung Chun is a Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Seoul National University. He is currently the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Defense, ROK Army, and Navy. He is a chair of the National Security Center, the East Asia Institute.
He was the President of the Korean Association of International Studies, and a visiting professor at Keio University in Tokyo from 2017-2018, and 2010-2011. He was a Director of the Center for International Studies at Seoul National University and a Vice President of the Institute of Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University.
He received his BA and MA degree from the Seoul National University and Ph.D degree from Northwestern University in the field of International Relations Theory.
Major books include Sovereignty and International Relations: Northeast Asian International Relations Theory: Politics among Incomplete Sovereign States(2020), Sovereignty and International Relations: Modern Sovereign States System and the Evolution of the Empire(2019), Is Politics Moral: Reinhold Niebuhr’s Transcendental Realism(2012), East Asian International Relations(2011).