Robert Kelly Keynote Speaker

  • Professor of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University
  • Expert on international security and political economy
  • Commentator on the relationship between the US and Asia

Robert Kelly's Biography

Dr Robert Kelly is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University. His work focuses on international security and political economy. He is an expert on East Asian security, with a particular focus on the Koreas, US foreign policy and the Middle East as well as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

His recent scholarly work has focused on the US ‘pivot’ to Asia, and on Confucianism in the geopolitics of East Asia. He has written for journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, the Pacific Review, and the International Studies Review.

Dr. Kelly also writes regularly for popular publications, including The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The New York Review of Books, The National Interest, and Newsweek. He has appeared as an analyst on television news services, including the CNN, BBC, and CNBC. He has visited North Korea. He has consulted for private sector firms for many years on northeast Asia.

To read Robert’s blog please visit his website here, and you can find out much more on his twitter – @Robert_E_Kelly and LinkedIn pages. He is also a contributing author to the National Interest and the Lowy Institute

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Videos of Robert Kelly

Dr Robert Kelly: Korean Security after the Trump-Kim Summit
Dr Robert Kelly: Korean Security after the Trump-Kim Summit
Prof. Kelly talks about North Korea, ASEAN, and more
Prof. Kelly talks about North Korea, ASEAN, and more

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