Welcome and thanks for visiting my website! I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of North Texas. I defended my dissertation successfully and will receive PhD degree in May of 2021. I am also working as an assistant of the Peace Science Society helping Dr. Salehyan. I study international relations and comparative politics. My main research focus is about conflict management in civil war and political economy. My dissertation is about economic influences in peacebuilding after civil war, mainly focusing on foreign direct investment. I am also working on various papers about political violence, civil war management, and political economy. For further information about my research, please see my CV and research tab.



Bora Jeong 

PhD student / Department of Political Science

University of North Texas




Conflict management / Peacebuilding
Civil war / Political violence / Political economy



“Foreign Direct Investment and Sustainable Peace during/after Civil Conflicts”

- Why Do Multinational Corporations Invest in Conflict-experienced Society?  

- Foreign Direct Investment and Recurrence of Civil Conflicts 

- Foreign Direct Investment and Irregular Political Changes in Conflict-experienced States

Committee: Drs. Michael Greig (chair), Glen Biglaiser, John Ishiyama, and David Mason

Dissertation is successfully defended on November 16th, 2020.


“The New Geopolitics and the Arctic Council: Cooperation Between Korea and Norway.” 2014. Journal of Global Politics, 7 (2)


Graham, Sebastian, and Bora Jeong. "Leader experience and repression."

Jeong, Bora. "Foreign Direct Investment and Irregular Political Changes in Conflict-experienced States"

Jeong, Bora. "Why Do Multinational Corporations Invest in Conflict-experienced Society? Cases of U.S. and Chinese FDI in Conflict-experienced States"


  • Jeong, Bora.“Foreign Direct Investment and Regime Stability in Post-Conflict States: Cases of US and Chinese FDI.” ISA Midwest Conference 2019, St. Louis, MO. November 23, 2019.

  • Jeong, Bora. “How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Sustainable Peace After Civil War?” Peace Science Society (international) 53rd North American Annual Meeting, Manhattan, KS. November 9, 2019.   

  • Jeong, Bora. "Does experience of ethnic conflict enhance ethnic identity?" MPSA Annual Conference 2019, Chicago, IL. April 6, 2019.

  • Jeong, Bora. "How does mediators’ capability leverage make mediation more successful?" ISA Annual Convention 2019, Toronto, Canada. March 28, 2019.

  • Yates, Tyler P. and Bora Jeong. “The Expanding Circle: Human Rights, Norms, and Conflict.” MPSA Annual Conference 2018, Chicago, IL. April 6, 2018.

  • Jeong, Bora. “Deployment of peacekeeping operations of the UN and regional organizations: Impact of the media coverage.” ISA Annual Convention 2018, San Francisco, CA. April 4, 2018.

  • Graham, Sebastian and Bora Jeong. “Private Militaries and Process of Conflict: The Problem of Divergent Interests.” Texas Triangle IR Conference, College Station, TX. February 3, 2018.


Why do disputants in civil conflicts refuse to accept mediation?


Women’s economic participation and women’s civil rights in civil conflicts

Does experience of ethnic conflict enhance ethnic identity? (with Hope Dewell Gentry)


The expanding circle: Human rights, norms, and conflicts (with Tyler Yates)


Remittance and conflict recurrence in post-civil conflict states (with Glen Biglaiser)

Remittances and Electoral Violence (with Stephen Bagwell)

Does the rise of China lead to conflict with the US? From recent evidence (with Hoon Lee)


Research assistant of Peace Science Society (2019 Fall-2021 Spring)

Research assistant of National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

    (2019 summer)

Research assistant of Dr. Phil Paolino (2019 Spring)

Research assistant of Dr. Glen Biglaiser (2017 Fall)


Teaching fellow

  • Spring 2021, (assigned) "Politics in East Asia" 

  • Fall 2019, PSCI 3810 “International Relations” 

  • Summer, 2019, Stata Seminar, National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for              Undergraduates (REU) Program

Teaching assistance

in Department of Political Science, University of North Texas:

  • PSCI 2305 “US Political Behavior” 

  • PSCI 2306 “U.S. & Texas Government - Constitutions and Institutions”  

  • PSCI 3810 “International Relations”

  • PSCI 1050 “American Government: Process and Policies”

  • PSCI 1040 “American Government: Laws and Institutions”

Guest lecturer

  • PSCI 3810 “International Relations”

  • PSCI 3700 “Area Politics - The Politics of East Asia”



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Denton, TX 76203, USA