Asia Experts

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...
Associate Professor, Politics and Public Administration Department, Shanxi University, China
Li RuoJing is an associate professor in Politics and Public Administration School, Shanxi University, China. Li earned PhD of history in Nankai University. Li is now a supervisor of the graduate students of International Politics specialty.Li was presiding over the Project of Humanities and Social Science of China’s Ministry of Education: "the Oil Cold War", and several other proje...
Ph.D. Candidate, Twentieth Century World History, East China Normal University Department of History
Advisor on Climate Change at the Asian Development Bank
Former U.S. Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund
Meg Lundsager currently consults on international economic, financial, and regulatory issues.  While United States’ Executive Director on the International Monetary Fund Executive Board (2007-2014), she focused on achieving effective IMF input into lending programs in Europe, securing adequate IMF resources, supporting low income countries, and strengthening IMF oversight of exchange ra...
Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party
Hideki Makihara is Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party. He is a member of the Lower House’s foreign affairs and budget committees. Makihara is also Commissioner of the Japanese Diet’s Special Committee on Nuclear Plant Accident Research. Prior to his election as a member of the House...
Annie W. Manriquez is a National Security Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She has held various national security positions within the executive and legislative branches, including at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and on former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s staff. She currently supports the Intellig...
Senior Journalist, Australia

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