Seunghoon Emilia Heo is a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP). She is an expert in interstate reconciliation. A graduate of Seoul National University, Heo specialized first in European Politics at Université Paris VIII, then in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Coupled with a professional background in diplomatic service, she regularly gives lectures at the Korean Parliament. Her main interests include regional cooperation, intercultural communication, religious diversity and identity politics.