Jiso Yoon is Director of Center for International Development and Cooperation at Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI). She received Ph.D. in Political Science from
the Pennsylvania State University (USA). Prior to joining KWDI, she held academic positions at Ochanomizu University (Japan), and the University of Kansas (USA). She has published widely on women’s political representation, gender and political behavior, and policy advocacy in South Korea and Japan. In 2020, she was a member of the research team that evaluated previous versions of South Korea’s 1325 NAP and drafted the 3rd 1325 NAP—a research project commissioned by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) in South Korea.

Publications by Jiso Yoon