Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- November 16, 2005
Cal State L.A.'s Political Science Faculty Receives Prestigious Fulbright
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
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.
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