Balbina Hwang

Visiting Professor of Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University

    Dr. Balbina Hwang is Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. Formerly, she served as Senior Special Advisor to Ambassador Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at the U.S. State Department. She has also taught at National Defense University; and was Senior Policy Analyst for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation. Dr. Hwang, a native of Korea, was a Fulbright Scholar to South Kore, where she conducted doctoral dissertation field research. She has received several writing awards. She has provided expert testimony before Congressional hearings, and is a frequent commentator for major international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, NPR, Lehrer News Hour, among others.

    Dr. Hwang earned her Ph.D. and MA in Government from Georgetown University; an MIA (Masters of International Affairs) from Columbia University; an MBA from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia; and a BA in Philosophy and Government from Smith College.