ACEF Speaker

Jae Sung Kwak

Graduate School Of Pan-pacific International Studies(gsp), Kyung Hee University

"Dr. Jae Sung Kwak is the Professor of International Development at the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (GSP), Kyung Hee University. He is specialized in international political economy, international development, and Latin American Studies. He has also advised numerous public and international organizations, and private enterprises including World Bank, ADB, IDB, UNECLAC, Samsung Electronics, LG Group as well as Korean Ministries and aid agencies like KOICA on various agenda related to international development. As of 2023, he has been serving as the President of Latin American Studies of Korea (LASAK) as well as the President of the Society for International Development Evaluation (SIDE). He holds B.A in Hispanic studies from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in international politics from the University of Liverpool, UK. Recent publication includes “A Study on the Determinants of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Digital Start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa (2021)”, “The World before and after COVID-1 (2021)”, “Brazil on the Rise: Story of a Country Transformed (2020, translated)”, “The Usefulness and Limitations of Cuban Medical Diplomacy (2019)”."


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Collaborative Dynamics in Clean Energy: Roles of Governments, International Organizations, and the Private Sector