Dr. Andrew Yeo

Associate Professor, Department of Politics
Catholic University of America


Andrew Yeo (Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008) is Associate Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests (Cambridge University Press, 2011) which explores the impact of anti-base movements on U.S. overseas basing policy.  His current research includes a book-length project which traces the evolution of bilateral alliances and multilateralism in East Asia and has been supported by the East Asia Institute’s Program on Peace, Governance, and Democracy and the Earhart Foundation. A second project examines how and why activists and policymakers often draw different conclusions about issues pertaining to peace and security. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the research hones in on socialization processes which lead individuals/groups to embrace particular assumptions about the world. This in turn produces fundamental clashes in the meaning of peace and security on controversial issues including drone strikes, missile defense, and nuclear disarmament.  

As an expert on East Asia, U.S.-South Korea relations, and Korean civil society, Dr. Yeo has written reports, given talks, or participated in roundtable discussions at the Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations,  Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS), Korea Economic Institute, Asia Foundation, and the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). He is a Korea Foundation-Mansfield Foundation Scholar for 2013-14 and was awarded the Young Faculty Scholar’s Award in 2013 by the Provost of the Catholic University of America. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.