Hoshik Nam

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Doctoral Candidate
Teaching Assistant
319 SH
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Research Areas

International Relations
Comparative Politics
Political Methodology


Hoshik Nam is a PhD Candidate in the Political Science department at the University of Iowa. He studies international relations, with a focus on international arms transfers and conflict management and peace-building processes. His dissertation is about the politicized arms transfer restrictions imposed by the UN Security Council and the US Congress to countries with human rights issues, with an emphasis on the political and economic interests of the UN Security Council members and the members of Congress. His research interests also include interstate and intrastate conflicts, terrorism, US and Chinese foreign policy, civil-military relations, and gender in politics. One of his co-authored works is published in Defence and Peace Economics. He taught an upper-level undergraduate course about democracy as an instructor. He also taught a course about political research design as a co-instructor. More information can be found on his personal website.


University of California – San Diego, California, MA, 2016
Yonsei University – Seoul, South Korea, BA, 2014