The Seoul Forum For International Affairs (SFIA)

Current Members

    • 김소영 Kim, So Young
    • 카이스트 과학기술정책대학원 교수 & 한국4차산업혁명정책센터장, 전 KAIST 과학기술정책대학원장
      Director, Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, KAIST; Professor, Graduate School of Science, Technology, and Policy, KAIST; former Head, Graduate School of Science, Technlogy, and Policy, KAIST

    Prof. So Young Kim is the Director of the Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (KPC4IR) and the Project Coordinator of the Establishment of Kenya KAIST Project. She received the B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. from Northwestern University with Fulbright Scholarship. As the former head of the KAIST Graduate School of Science, Technology, and Policy (2016~2020), Prof. Kim led or advised large-scale S&T policy programs on R&D funding, S&T workforce policy, science-based ODA, and the governance of emerging technologies. She is currently the editorial member for the East Asian Science, Technology, and Society (SSCI) and the program member of the biennial Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a public intellectual, Prof. Kim has served numerous committees of government ministries including the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. Prof. Kim is recently elected into the Chair of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Policy Review Committee of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. She also co-chairs the Science and Diplomacy Committee of Korea Federation of S&T Associations, in addition to serving as the Director of the Policy Institute of Korea Women’s Federation of S&T Associations, and the Co-Representative of the Citizen Coalition for Scientific Society, the largest citizen group for S&T promotion in South Korea. She also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils as well as on the Advisory Panel of the Institute for Public Understanding of Risk of the National University of Singapore.


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