Changwook Ju

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Graduate School Student


Changwook Ju is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science whose research interests revolve around military recruitment, battlefield effectiveness, and civil–military relations. His research methods include extensive literature searches to identify ideas and paradigms developed to address international relations and security. He then evaluates and refines these theories, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Before coming to Yale, Changwook completed his M.P.P. degree at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He also spent two years in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps as a sergeant and holds dual undergraduate degrees in Public Policy and Political Science from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.



  • M.A. & M.Phil., Political Science (en Route to Ph.D.), Yale University, 2021
  • M.P.P. (with Honors), Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2018
  • B.A. (summa cum laude), Public Policy & Political Science, Sungkyunkwan University, 2015



  • International Relations (Primary)
  • Political Economy
  • Comparative Politics
  • Quantitative Empirical Methods
  • Qualitative and Archival Methods
  • Formal Theory