A photo of Dr. Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison

Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


• Ph.D., Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
• M.S., Statistics, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
• M.A., Political Science, George Washington University
• M.A., International Area Studies (China concentration), Seoul National University
• B.A., Chinese, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul


• National Security Law, University of Virginia School of Law
• Law of the Sea, Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea, Korea
• Mandarin (advanced), China Cultural Institute, Beijing


• international maritime disputes
• Law of the Sea
• Chinese foreign relations
• East Asian politics 

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

“Indo-Pacific Strategy versus Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Hegemony in Asia,” Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison and Gurpreet Khurana, Maritime Security, p. 71–123 (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021)
• The above English-language version is an abridgement of the original Korean-language version, which appeared in정책보고서 시리즈 [Policy Report Series] 2021–01, as 인도-태평양 전략 대 일대일로의 충돌동향과 한국의 외교안보전략, Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy, available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rkaZdm9wvFApItA8xpI4nPNdio1Hl8nA/view

“Taking a side between the US and China? The Analysis of Hedging Strategy of South Korea and India,” Wonjae Hwang and Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison, International Area Studies Review (Jun. 2021) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/22338659211013650

“U.S. and Chinese Strategies, International Law, and the South China Sea,” Krista Wiegand and Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison, The Journal of Peace and War Studies, 2nd Edition, Oct. 2020 https://www.norwich.edu/pdfs/nupress/PAWC_Journal_2020_final_Weigand_Ellison.pdf

“Moral Hazard at Sea: How Alliances Actually Increase Low-Level Maritime Provocations between Allies,” Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison and Aaron Gold, International Interactions, Vol. 46, Issue 1, 2020

Selected Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Patrick Bratton and Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison, “Himalayan Rivalry: Sino-Indian Security Competition in the Cold War,” in Donovan C. Chau and Thomas M. Kane, eds., China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st-Century Policy, Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2014. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312331306_Himalayan_Rivalry_Sino-Indian_Cold_War_Security_Competition

Redactor, 중국문화개관 [Understanding Chinese Culture, Korea National Open University Supplementary Study-Guide Book] Pp. 228, A-One Plus Publishing Company: Seoul, 2005. http://www.kyobobook.co.kr/product/detailViewKor.laf?ejkGb=KOR&mallGb=KOR&barcode=9788991501317&orderClick=&Kc=

“China’s Expanding Area of Operations in East Asia” Voices on Peace and War, John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center, Norwich University. (March 15, 2021). https://www.norwich.edu/news/voices-from-the-hill/peace-and-war/3057-china-s-expanding-area-of-operations-in-east-asia

Interviewed on the South and North Korea Summit. The Week. May 6, 2018.