Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- November 16, 2005

Cal State L.A.'s Political Science Faculty Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

Los Angeles, CA - Monrovia resident Timothy C. Lim, associate professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles, has recently been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at Korea University in Seoul, Korea, during the 2005-2006 academic year.

According to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Lim will lecture on U.S. foreign policy and international relations, and conduct research on the topic of "Korea and Global Migration: A Comparative Perspective."

Lim is one of approximately 850 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 150 countries for the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The Fulbright Program-America's flagship international educational exchange activity-is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Lim, who joined the Cal State L.A. faculty in 1997, received his B.S. from Lewis and Clark College, M.I.A. from Columbia University, and Ph.D. from University of Hawaii, Manoa. Lim is a specialist in East Asian political economy (specifically South Korea and Japan) and international migration/immigration in Asia. He teaches comparative politics, international relations, global politics, and U.S. foreign policy. Lim is on the editorial board of Korean Studies, the leading American journal specializing in Korean affairs, and is co-editor of E-ASPAC, the first electronic journal of Asian studies. He is also the associate director of the Center for Korean-American and Korean Studies at Cal State L.A., and former director and faculty advisor for the California History-Social Science Project. He has given presentations on American foreign policy, globalization, Asian politics, and international migration to a variety of audiences. His most recent book, Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues, will be published by Lynne Rienner in 2006.

Contact: Margie Yu, Public Affairs Specialist, (323) 343-3047

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