Maass, Matthias M.
ProfileProfessor Maass holds a joint appointment GSIS/UIC at Yonsei University since fall 2008. Previously, he had taught in Singapore (National University of Singapore), USA (Hawai’i Pacific University), Korea (Seoul National University), France (American University of Paris and American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy), and Vietnam (Institute of International Relations).
He served as Research Fellow and Project Manager at INSEAD in France, Director of Overseas Programs at Becker College in Massachusetts/USA, and Program Manager of The Fletcher School’s Diplomatic Training Program (also USA).
Professor Maass received his education in Germany, Australia, and the USA.
Prior to embarking on an academic career, he worked at a commercial bank.
Professor Maass’ research is focused on small states and the states system, and on US foreign policy. Further areas of expertise are International Relations Theory, the history of international relations, European political history and current affairs, and security on the Korean Peninsula.
- Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA
- M.A., Free University Berlin, Germany
- M.A., Monash University, Australia
Research and Academic Employment
- Academic Appointments
- Assistant Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
- Visiting Fellow, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore
- Assistant Professor, College of International Studies, Hawai’i Pacific University
- Visiting Professor, Department of International Relations, Seoul National University
- Assistant Professor, American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, American University of Paris
- Research Fellow, East-Asia and Comparative Research Center, INSEAD
- Guest Lecturer, Vietnam National University
- Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University/PISA
- Other Professional Appointments
- Project Manager, INSEAD
- Director of Overseas Programs, Becker College
- Program Manager, The Diplomatic Training Program, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
- Member of professional associations (ISA, APSA, Academy of Political Science)
- Founding Member of KISA
- Peer reviewer for academic journals and consultant for academic publishers
Courses and Current Research Area
- International Law
- International Relations Theory
- Professor Maass’ current research is centered on the role and proliferation of small states in the international states system. Moreover, he has active research agenda in US foreign policy. Furthermore, he is working on a project that deals with European-Vietnamese relations. Finally, Professor Maass has published on Korea security affairs and remains engaged in that debate.
Academic PublicationsProfessor Maass’ most recent publications are:
"The North Korea Nuclear Program: From a Conditional Bargaining Chip to the Ultimat Ratio in Deterrence." The Korean Journal of Security Affairs 15, no.1 (June) (2010): 31-54.
"North Korea as A "Quasi-Nuclear Weapons State"."Korea Observer 41, no.1 (Spring) (2010): 131-60
(ed.) The World Views of the U.S. Presidential Election: 2008. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
"Catalyst for the Roosevelt Corollary: Arbitrating the 1902-1903 Venezuela Crisis and Its Impact on the Development of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine." Diplomacy and Statecraft 20, (2009): 383-402.
"The International States System since 1648 and Small States 'Systemic Resilience'."Internatioinal Sutdies Review 10, no.2 (December) (2009):31-52.