History Experts

Assistant Professor of Modern Korean History, University of Iowa
Alyssa Park is a historian of modern Korea, with allied interests in borderlands history, transnational migration and space, and empires in East Asia. Her current project, Borderland Beyond, traces the migration of Koreans to the Russian Far East and Manchuria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By examining the intersection among global ideas about mobility and citizenship, methods of bord...
James F. Person is the Deputy Director for the History and Public Policy Program and coordinator of the North Korea International Documentation Project. Person is editor of the NKIDP Working Paper Series and co-editor of the Cold War International History Project Bulletin and History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series. Person has worked as a consultant on historical...
John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution
Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow with the John L. Thornton China Center. Before his appointment at Brookings, he was professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College.  He is also a research associate in the National Asia Research Program of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...
Associate Professor of History, Dickinson College
Westminster House of Lords, London
Lord Ramsbotham is a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.Lord Ramsbotham is Chairman of the Koestler Awards scheme, and Vice-Chair of both the All Party Penal Affairs Group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Learning & Skills in the C...
Independent Writer, Chevy Chase, MD
James Reston is the author of 15 books, three plays, and numerous articles in national magazines. He was awarded the Prix Italia and the Dupont-Columbia Award for his 1983 90 minute radio documentary on National Public Radio, "Father Cares: the Last of Jonestown." His last four historical works, Galileo: A Life, The Last Apocalypse, Warriors of God, and Defenders of the Faith h...
Doctoral Candidate, History Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Stephen B. Riegg is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Riegg specializes in the methods of Russian imperialism in the South Caucasus in the nineteenth century, and the evolution of the Russo-Armenian encounter in the context of changing imperial policies and social perceptions. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Kansas a...
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, and Director, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University
Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University
Blair A. Ruble is currently Vice President for Programs at the Wilson Center, Director of the Urban Sustainability Laboratory, and Senior Advisor to the Kennan Institute.  Previously, he served as the long-time Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) as well as of the Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Program (1992-2012). A native of New York, D...

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