Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies
Dr. Robertson is an associate professor at Yonsei University and a visiting fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) at the Australian National University (ANU). Before moving to academia, he worked for the Australian government in the field of foreign policy and North Asia, focusing on China, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan. This included a period as senior research specialist for the Australian Parliament, where he provided advice to Members of Parliament, Senators, and Parliamentary Committees on foreign policy, political, and strategic affairs relating to North Asia.
Dr. Robertson's research interests include diplomatic practice, foreign policy, and Korean peninsula affairs. Examples of recent research include the text Diplomatic Style and Foreign Policy: A Case Study of South Korea (Routledge, 2016), which explores the analytical insight gained through the recognition and comprehension of diplomatic style; the article "Organizational culture and public diplomacy in the digital sphere" (Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 5(3) 2018), which looks at the challenges of implementing digital strategies in foreign ministries; and the article "Is Pyongyang different in Washington and Seoul? English and Korean language discourse on North Korea" (KEIA Academic Paper Series, April 2019), which analyzes different conceptualizations of North Korea in the U.S. and South Korea.
More information on Dr. Robertson can be found on his personal website at http://junotane.com, and updates can be accessed on Twitter @junotane.
Ph.D. in Diplomatic Studies, Australian National University
M.Def.S, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW
B.A. (Hons) in Russian and French Studies, University of Auckland