Jihon Kim is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University Asia Center. She is also Chief of the Division of the International Cooperation Programmes at the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, where she has worked for the last 15 years, taking charge of work concerning international cultural heritage conventions as well as managing various international research and development projects. She has been teaching heritage law and policy at Sungkyunkwan University and Konkuk University as an Adjunct Professor since 2016 and conducting research on conflicts over heritage issues at Seoul National University as a Research Fellow in the Institute of International Studies. She is a former Research Fellow at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and served as a diplomat at the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO and as a Public Legislative Officer (Culture, Sports, and Tourism) at the South Korean Ministry of Government Legislation. She received her B.A. in Archaeology and Art History and her M.A. and Ph.D. in International Studies from Seoul National University. She has written many books and articles on international cultural heritage law and civil society, including, most recently, the book "Non-State Actors in the Protection of Cultural Heritage" published by Springer.