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Andrew Yeo – Associate Professor


Andrew Yeo is an associate professor of politics and a fellow at the Institute of Policy Research and Catholic Studies.  He is the author of Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests (Cambridge University Press, 2011).  His current book project explores the evolution of U.S. bilateral alliances and multilateralism in East Asia from 1945 to the present.  Other works have appeared in  International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, European Journal of International Relations, Peace Review, and the Journal of East Asian Studies.

Professor Yeo's research and teaching interests include international relations theory, social and transnational movements, trust and civil society, overseas U.S. military presence, East Asian regionalism, and North Korea. He was awarded the Young Faculty Scholar's Award in 2013 and is a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations.  He received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 2008 and a B.A. magna cum laude from Northwestern University in Psychology and International Studies.

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Recent Publications and Presentations


2011.  Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests. Cambridge University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

2017. "Overlapping Regionalism in East Asia: Determinants and Potential Effects." International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.

2015. “Business as Usual: The Role of Norms in Alliance Management.” European Journal of International Relations 21 (2), 377-401 (with Stephanie Hofmann).

2014.  “Alleviating Misery: The Politics of North Korean Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy.” North Korean Review 10 (2), 71-87.

2014.  “Security, Sovereignty, and Justice in U.S. Overseas Military Presence.” International Journal of Peace Studies 18 (2), 43-67.


“The Scope of Foreign Engagement in North Korea, 1995-2012.” University of British Columbia, February 2015.

“Relational Foundations of Asian Security.” International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, February 2015 (with Van Jackson).

“Inside North Korea 101.” Council on Foreign Relations (organizer and moderator), December 2014. 

“Elite Consensus and Resilience in Alliance Politics.” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., August 2014.


Honors and Appointments

Mansfield Foundation – Korean Foundation Scholar, 2013-15.

Young Faculty Award for Achievement in Research, Catholic University of America, 2013. 

Associate Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 2014 - present. 

Fellow, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, 2013 - present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 2008 - 2014.

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The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Phone: 202-319-6223




  • POL 212 – Introduction to International Relations
  • POL 436 – U.S, China, and International Relations of East Asia
  • POL 443 – Politics of Overseas Bases and American Empire
  • POL 606 – International Relations Graduate Seminar
  • POL 638 – Asian Security


Cornell University
Ithica, NY – Ph.D., 2008

Cornell University
Ithica, NY – M.A., 2005

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL – B.A., 2000

Areas of Expertise

  • International relations
  • East Asia
  • U.S. force posture
  • Social and transnational movements
  • North Korea

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