Jiyoung Song

Jiyoung Song is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Singapore Management University and Global Ethics Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Prior to her current positions, Jiyoung was a Fellow/Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, Associate Fellow of Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London), UN Consultant for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Geneva), Post-doc Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society of the University of Oxford and Academic Supervisor at the Department of Politics of the University of Cambridge.

She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies (Cambridge, UK), LLM in Human Rights (Hong Kong), and BS in Mathematics (Seoul, Korea). Her main publications include Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia (London: Routledge, 2014), Human Rights Discourse in North Korea: Post-colonial, Marxist and Confucian Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2010), ‘Smuggled Refugees’: the social construction of North Korean migration,’ International Migration (2013), ‘The Right to Survival in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,’ The European Journal of East Asian Studies (2010), and ‘The Invisible Refugees: North Korean asylum seekers in China,’ China Rights Forum (2002). Jiyoung’s current research focuses on migration and human rights in East (South and North) Asia, using complexity science.