Esook Yoon is Professor of Department of International Studies, and Director of Institute of College Education Innovation at Kwangwoon University, South Korea. She used to be a University Teaching Scholar at Kent State University, USA, and served as Provost of Academic Affairs at Kwangwoon University. She received her Ph.D from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Her research interests are in the fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a special interest in environmental politics in East Asia. She has published articles with various journals and coauthored scholarly publications on issues of global and regional environment and security issues.