Joon Hyuk Chung

Position title: Ph.D. Student: International Relations | Political Methodology



Foreign Policy; Interstate Communication; Domestic Politics & IR; Political Psychology.


Joon Hyuk Chung is a PhD student studying international relations. Chung’s research covers a variety of topics such as crisis management, international signaling, threat perception, information processing & learning in IR, foreign policy public opinion, and U.S. foreign policy. Methodologically, he usually resorts to causal inference, experimental methods, survey methods, statistical methods, mixed methods, and archival methods.

Joon studies how domestic politics and interstate interactions cause diverse international outcomes and which individual-level microfoundations lie behind such causal relations. He is especially interested in (1) the role of the unconscious in foreign policy and interstate relations, (2) the way foreign states manipulate and interfere with other states’ foreign policy decision making process, and (3) the formation of foreign policy attentiveness and opinion and its implications for IR theories.

Prior to Madison, Joon graduated from Columbia University (MA in political science) and Yonsei University (BA, highest honors, in political science & philosophy).


Chung, Joon Hyuk (ed.). (2020). Taming Democracy with Liberalism: The Politics In and Out of Liberal Democracy. Paju: Dongmyeongsa (in Korean).


University Fellowship (2020-2021).