SHIM Yoon-joe 심윤조

Former Member of the National Assembly 전 국회의원
Mr. Shim Yoon-joe has been teaching at the Graduate School of Politics and Leadership in Kookmin University as a visiting professor since August 2016.

He was a member of the 19th National Assembly of the Republic of Korea representing the ruling Saenuri Party from May 2012 to May 2016. He served as Vice Chairman of the Foreign Relations and Unification Committee in the National Assembly, where he devoted himself to the enactment of the “North Korean Human Rights Act,” passed in March 2016.

As a career diplomat, he served in Austria (2008-2011) and in Portugal (2004-2006) as Ambassador. In Austria, he also served as Representative to the United Nations in Vienna, including the IAEA, and to the OSCE. Prior to these appointments, he served in Washington, D.C. as Political Counselor, and in Tokyo as First Secretary.

During his assignments in Korea, Mr. Shim served as Deputy Minister for Political Affairs (2006-2008), Director-General for the North American Bureau (2002-2003), and Director for the Northeast Asia Division (1995-1996) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He also worked for the Presidential Office as Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and Trade (2001-2002).

Mr. Shim stayed in Beijing (2011-2012) as a visiting scholar at the School of International Relations in Peking University.

Mr. Shim majored in international relations at Seoul National University and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977.


1977년 서울대 외교학과를 졸업하고 동 대학원 재학중 외교통상부에 입부한 이래, 동북아1과장(일본담당), 대통령 외교통상비서관, 북미국장, 차관보 등을 역임하면서 주요국가와의 외교관계를 두루 섭렵하였다. 2004년-2006년간 주포르투갈 대사를 역임하였으며, 2008년-2011년간 주오스트리아대사로 근무하면서 국제원자력기구(IAEA)를 비롯한 비엔나주재 국제연합 산하기구의 한국대표 및 유럽안보협력기구(OSCE) 대사를 겸임하였다.

2011년 외교부를 퇴직한 이후 그해 8월부터 2012년 초까지 북경대학 국제관계학원의 방문학자로 북경에 체재하면서 중국내 한반도관계 전문가들과 폭넓게 교류하였다.

2012.5월-2016.5월간 제19대 국회의원으로서 국회 외교통일위원회 새누리당 간사로 활동하였으며, 2016.3월 국회를 통과한 “북한인권법” 제정에 기여하였다. 또한 한미의원외교협회, 한중의회교류체제, 한일의원연맹 등에 소속되어 미국, 중국, 일본과의 의회외교에 주력하였다.

2016.8월 이래 국민대학교 정치대학원에서 초빙교수로 강의를 해오고 있다.