Asia Experts

Director, Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs, China
Ma Jun is a the director of one of China's most dynamic environmental NGOs, the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE), which is committed to promoting transparency around pollution issues in China. IPE  developed the China Water Pollution Map, the first public database of water pollution information in China. In discussing the creation of the database Ma Jun stated: "...
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington
MA Candidate in Korean Studies, Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies
Seung Mo (Azariah) Kang was born in Seoul, South Korea.  He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in the UK and the US, and received his BA in Anthropology and Asian Studies at Macalester College.  Afterwards, he moved back to Korea and served in the armed forces as a translating officer in the Korean Air Force for 3 years.  Upon completing his duty, he briefly worked for a...
Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning, Office of the President, Republic of Korea
Sue Yon Kang is a career diplomat in the Korean government, who has recently served as Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning in the Office of the President. Prior to that she was Deputy Director in the Korean Peninsula Peace Regime Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Counselor in the Embassy of Korea to the Lao PDR. She has also served in the Embassy of Korea in Washington...
Associate Professor of Government and Director of the International Relations Program, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Vice President, Korea Economic Institute
Abraham Kim is vice president of the Korea Economic Institute. Formerly, Kim was the research manager of government services and the principal Korea analyst at the global political risk consulting firm, Eurasia Group. There he managed a group of analysts and editors that supported a variety of US government research projects covering issues such as international trade, political stability in emerg...
PhD Candidate, Seoul National University
Chong Min Kim is a PhD candidate and a lecturer of Graduate International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU) and a Global PhD Fellow of National Research Foundation. She is a BA in Economics at SNU, and MA in International Studies at GSIS SNU. Her article "The U.S.'s Economic Disengagement Policy and Korea's Industrial Transformation: Implications of the Textile Disputes...
Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast 
Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Washington University Law
Journalist and former Pyongyang Bureau Chief, Associated Press
Jean H. Lee is a veteran foreign correspondent and expert on North Korea. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in t...

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