Dr. Lami KIM
Dr. Lami KIM’s research includes nuclear proliferation, nonproliferation regimes, nuclear energy, extend deterrence, China’s nuclear policy, and the Korean Peninsula. She served as a predoctoral fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center International Security Program from 2016 to 2017 and as an associate at the Center's Project on Managing the Atom from 2017 to 2018. She has also held research fellowships at Pacific Forum CSIS and Stimson Center and received a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, which sponsored her field research at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. She has taught at Boston College and Harvard University as a lecturer. Prior to her academic career, she served as a South Korean diplomat.
Her book manuscript, entitled “Curbing Nuclear Latency: How International Norms Promote Benign Nuclear Assistance,” examines how the international nuclear export control regime mitigates the proliferation risks associated with international nuclear trade.
Dr. KIM received a PhD degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in August 2018. She also holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School, a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Arab Studies from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
- “The Impact of DPRK's Denuclearization Process on WMD Smuggling” in Korean Peninsula and the Indo-Pacific Relationship Balance: Critical Perspectives, edited by Jagannath P. Panda (Routledge forthcoming 2019)
- “Insights from the Black Box: Why DPRK May Denuclearize,” PacNet 57, Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 14, 2018. https://www.csis.org/analysis/pacnet-57-insights-black-box-why-dprk-may-denuclearize
- “Malaysia’s VX Incident: Six Months Later,” The Stimson Center, August 3, 2017. https://www.stimson.org/content/malaysia’s-vx-incident-six-months-later
- “Has South Korea Renounced “Nuclear Hedging?” The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 27, 2017. https://thebulletin.org/2017/06/has-south-korea-renounced-nuclear-hedging/
- “THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations,” The Diplomat, June 16, 2017 https://thediplomat.com/2017/06/thaad-illuminates-problems-in-south-koreas-civil-military-relations; translated into Korean [사드 이슈로 조명된 국방문민화의 필요성] and republished in Huffington Post Korea, June 16, 2017. https://www.huffingtonpost.kr/lami-kim/story_b_17132916.html
- “South Koreans Checked the Retreat of Democracy. Now It's Time for the Americans,” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 17, 2017 https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/south-koreans-checked-retreat-democracy-now-its-time-americans.
- “Will South Korea Really Go Nuclear?” The Diplomat, December 30, 2016. https://thediplomat.com/2016/12/would-south-korea-really-go-nuclear/