Ben DeDominicis currently lives in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his PhD in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and his BA in Russian and political science from Ohio State University. He completed a semester of study in Moscow. Dr. DeDominicis taught at the new, USAID-funded American University in Bulgaria for 15 years before taking a position at the Catholic University of Korea. His specializations include American politics and history as well as foreign policy analysis, organizational behavior, nationalism, and international law and organization. His research interests include Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe, Newly Independent States and Greater Middle East, American foreign policy, and the United Nations, European integration, and Korean & Northeast Asian international relations.