Lami Kim

  • MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • MA, Harvard University
  • BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies


Lami Kim is a Ph.D. candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, a predoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a lecturer in the International Studies Program at Boston College. Her dissertation examines the effect of the multilateral nuclear export control regime on proliferation-risk involving civil nuclear assistance. Prior to moving to Boston, she served as a Foreign Service Officer at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
  • Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Workshop Attendance Grant, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, June 2016.
  • Fletcher PhD Summer Research Grant, 2016.
  • Sarah Scaife Frank Rockwell Barnett Memorial Grant in International Security, Fall 2015 & Fall 2016.
  • Gregory Henderson Scholarship, 2015-16.
  • Departmental Nomination for Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods at Syracuse University, Summer 2015.
  • Bradley Fellowship, 2014-15.
  • National Chengchi University Scholarship, 2011-13.
  • Fletcher Summer Research Funding, 2012.
  • Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship for Arabic Training in Cairo, Egypt, 2003-4.

• Book Review “Democracy and Development: New Political Strategies for the Middle East” edited by Dietrich Jung. Journal: Middle East Policy Vol. 17, No. 2, Summer 2008.

• “Curbing Nuclear Latency: How International Agreements Promote Benign Nuclear Assistance.” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, February 15th, 2017.
• “The Impact of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.” Project on Nuclear Issues Summer Conference, Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 12th, 2016.
• “Curbing Sensitive Nuclear Assistance: The Impact of the Nuclear Export Control Regime,” Fletcher PhD Colloquium at Tufts University, December 2015.
• “Nuclear Proliferation Cascade?: Lessons from Asia.” (Discussant) Fletcher Doctoral Conference at Tufts University, October 2014.
• “Parochialization of Democracy: Perception of Democracy as a Western Norm in the Middle East.” Middle East & Central Asia Politics, Economics, and Society Conference at University of Utah, September 2007.

• “Will South Korea Really Go Nuclear?” The Diplomat, December 30, 2016.
• “사드 배치를 막을 수 있는 마지막 기회 [The Last Opportunity to Block the Deployment of THAAD].” Huffington Post Korea, November 22, 2016.
• “광복 70주년, ‘종군위안부’ 그리고 IS [70th Anniversary of Korean Independence, ‘Comfort Women’ and the Islamic State].” Huffington Post Korea, August 19, 2015.
• “한미원자력 협정, 정말 한국 성과인가 [Evaluating the US-South Korea Nuclear Deal].” Huffington Post Korea, May 2, 2015.

PhD Dissertation
  • Curbing Nuclear Latency: How International Agreements Promote Benign Nuclear Assistance

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