Dr. Chang Soo Jin, a former president of the Sejong Institute, received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Tokyo in 1994 and has been a Sejong senior fellow since 1996.
Dr. Jin was a visiting researcher at the Institution for Social Science, the University of Tokyo from 2001 to 2002, and a visiting scholar at the department of Law, Kyoto University in 2002.
Dr. Jin was a specially-invited-professor at Hokaido University from 2011 to 2012 and a visiting scholar at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Chang Soo Jin has been a board member of Comparative Politics Committee of the Korea Political Science Association and director of the Contemporary Japan Association since 2003. Dr. Chang soo Jin has been the director of the center for Japan Studies at the Sejong Institute since 2002. He had been the President of the Sejong Institute since his inauguration in June 2015 to May 2018.