Invited Speakers

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  • Jaime AGUILO PASTRANA

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
    Professor

    Parallel Session I. Track 1

    Jaime AGUILO PASTRANA

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
    Professor

    Prof. Jaime AGUILO PASTRANA graduated as a Forest Engineer from the Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain. He worked 8 years as a founding partner in the environmental consultancy Medioambiente y Desarrollo Agroforestal S. L. as a co-founder and Technical Director. He moved to the educational world, serving in the board of a university residence Colegio Mayor Universitario Montalbán and the cultural association Valderribas.


    He moved from Spain to Korea in 2009 and since Feb. 2011 until now he serves as an Assistant Professor in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Global Campus. He lectures in the Department of Spanish Interpretation and Translation. He is master in teaching Spanish language as a second language from UNED, Spain. He participates in several association, meetings and tests in the area of Spanish teaching and translation.


    He is serving since Jan. 2013 until now as Honorary Ambassador of the Scholars Group for Public Diplomacy, appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

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  • AHN Seong Ho

    Korea Institute of Public Administration
    President

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    AHN Seong Ho

    Korea Institute of Public Administration
    President

    Dr. AHN Seong Ho is an expert in the field of decentralization and local autonomy, and has been contributed to advisory committees, civil society, and academia for decentralization and balanced national development.


    Dr. AHN Seong Ho currently serves as Chair of the Sejong-Jeju Balanced Development of Autonomy and Decentralization Special Committee, and Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, Division of Decentralization Development.


    Dr. AHN Seong Ho particularly devoted his study and research on autonomy, decentralization and balanced national development at the Korean Association for Public Administration, Seoul Association for Public Administration, Korean Association for Local Government Studies, etc. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in Public Administration at Seoul National University. He is now President of the Korea Institute of Public Administration.

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  • BAEK Sun-Hee

    Korea Institute of Child Care / Education
    President

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    BAEK Sun-Hee

    Korea Institute of Child Care / Education
    President

    Dr. BAEK Sun-Hee is President of the Korean Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) since December 2017. She also serves as Chief Editor of International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy published by KICCE.


    She has served in various committees related to child care and welfare policies and gender issues, Low Fertility Policy, including the Policy Steering Committee of the Presidential Committee on Aging Society and Population Policy, the Central Childcare Policy Committee of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Gender Equality Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Sustainable Development Committee of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, etc.


    Dr. BAEK Sun-Hee earned her Ph.D. in social welfare at Chung-Ang University. She was an international research fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis and a research scholar at San Jose State University.

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  • BAN Sang-Jin

    Korean Educational Development Institute
    President

    Parallel Session IV

    BAN Sang-Jin

    Korean Educational Development Institute
    President

    Dr. BAN Sang-Jin, President of the Korean Educational Development Institute since April 2018, also serves on the Governing Board of the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and the Education Committee of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. Besides, he is Editor-in-Chief of the KEDI Journal of Educational Policy (KJEP), indexed and abstracted in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).


    Holding a professorship in Education at Chonbuk National University for 17 years, Dr. BAN Sang-Jin brought a wide range of professional experience from acting as Chief of the Korean Educational Research Network (September 2009 - June 2011), President of the Korean Society of the Politics of Education (January - December 2015) and President of the Korean Society for the Economics and Finance of Education (March - December 2017).


    He published numerous books and articles throughout his academic career and recently co-authored the "Politics for Evaluation of Universities" (2017) and the "Ten Issues of Human Resources Policy in an Era of Declining Working-Age Population" (2014).


    Dr. BAN Sang-Jin holds a Ph.D. degree in Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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  • BONG Angkeara

    Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI)
    Research Consultant, Education Unit

    Parallel Session VII

    BONG Angkeara

    Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI)
    Research Consultant, Education Unit

    Dr. BONG Angkeara is a Research Consultant at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and Assistant to Minister Attached to the Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Cambodia. His areas of research includes public policy (economic diplomacy), regional integration, international trade, and post-secondary education. He has extensive experiences in international economics, project management, aid and scholarship management, and business and entrepreneurship.


    Before joining CDRI, he was a former Acting Country Director and Acting Office Manager at the International Development Program. He played a leading role in the organization and liaised with foreign donors and project partners, including the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID), Government Ministries, and other agencies overseas. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at some universities in Cambodia, including the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), Paragon International University (PIU), and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT). His research papers have been published in various international refereed journals, including Global Business Review, Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business, etc.


    He graduated a Master of Public Policy (Economic Policy) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Australian National University sponsored by the World Bank. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Brunei Darussalam.

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  • Timofei BORDACHEV

    Higher School of Economics
    Academic Supervisor, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS)

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    Timofei BORDACHEV

    Higher School of Economics
    Academic Supervisor, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS)

    Timofei BORDACHEV is the coauthor of more than 400 analytical materials for public authorities of the Russian Federation concerning internal development of the European Union and the Russia – EU relations in 2004–2009. Analytical reviews are being prepared by a working group, comprising representatives of Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (CFDF) and The Institute of Strategic Studies and Analysis (ISSA) and headed by Sergei Karaganov. The author of the book «New interventionis mand modern peacekeeping» (M, MONF, 1998) — the first Russian basic research on the matter.


    As a researcher, he specializes in Russian-European relations, foreign policy of the European Union, public-private relations in Europe, the European and international security, and Eurasian economic integration. He is also the author of the academic works published in Russia and abroad.


    Currently Prof. BORDACHEV is an academic supervisor at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Relations at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and a program director at the Valdai Club Foundation.

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  • Andrey BYSTRITSKIY

    The Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
    Chairman

    Opening Ceremony

    Andrey BYSTRITSKIY

    The Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
    Chairman

    Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor; Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

    In 1985-1991, Andrey Bystritskiy was engaged in research as a Senior Fellow at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences. He has been in the media industry since 1991, starting as the Head of the Audience Research Department of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (RTR), author and host of radio and television broadcasts. In 1993-1996, Andrey Bystritskiy headed sociological research at the Company. From 1996 to 1997, he was in charge of the "Society" Department at the Itogi (Russian Newsweek) magazine. In 1997-1998, Andrey Bystritskiy was Deputy Director General for Information at TV Tsentr. Between 1998 and 1999, he was the Producer of the Russian news service on BBC. In 1999, he joined the Organizing Committee of the Unofficial Moscow Festival as one of its Co-Chairs. He was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Moscow Alternative newspaper and Chairman of the Mayak State Radio Broadcasting Company (main information radio in Russia). In 2000, Bystritskiy became the Director General of the Vesti State Television Company (an entity of RTR).

    From 2000 to 2008, he was Deputy Director General of RTR and the Director of the Department of Information Programmes of the Russia TV. In 2000-2013, Bystritskiy was a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of international broadcasting company Euronews. Between 2005 and 2007, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Apologia monthly magazine. From 2008 to 2014, he was the Chairman of the Voice of Russia State Radio Company (Russian international broadcaster in 44 languages).

    Andrey BYSTRITSKIY has been at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics since 2001, as a Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design since 2014. Since 2008, he has been the head of the Council of the Heads of Government and Public Television and Radio Organizations of CIS Countries.

    Since 2014, BYSTRITSKIY has been the Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club and the Chairman of the Public Supervisory Council of the Russian Ministry of Communications.

    Andrey BYSTRITSKIY is a Professor and PhD (Pedagogics, 1989). He is a member of the Union of Writers. In June 2007, he received the Order of Honour.

    Andrey BYSTRITSKIY is the author of books, including such works as "Youth Subcultures and Russia's Intelligentsia During the Demise of the Soviet System" (1991), and numerous publications in newspapers and magazines.
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  • CHO Han-Bum

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Senior Research Fellow

    Parallel Session I. Track 1

    CHO Han-Bum

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr. CHO Han-Bum is Senior Research Fellow at Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU), Seoul, Korea, since 1991. He received a Ph.D. in sociology at Saint Petersburg State University(Russia) in 1994. His research interests have been on socialist system transition and unification issue at KINU since 1995. Recently he gives lectures at Korea University. He is in charge of DMZ world eco-peace park project at KINU. He successively served as a consultant of the presidential transition committee and government advisory committee. And he served as a Director of Center for Inter-Korean Cooperation Studies at KINU. His major publications include "The Concept and Direction of the New Korean Peninsula Regime", "The Cost and Benefit of Unification on the Korean Peninsula", and "The Basic Idea for DMZ World Eco-Peace Park".

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  • CHO Bong-hyun

    Industrial Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute
    Head

    Parallel Session III

    CHO Bong-hyun

    Industrial Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute
    Head

    Dr. CHO Bong-hyun has for nearly three decades studied the North Korean economy, intrapeninsular relations and the North-South experience and is a specialist in the economics of peace on the Korean peninsula. He currently sits on the President's Northern Economic Cooperation Committee, is a member of the Democratic and Peaceful Unification Advisory Council and co-chairs the Korean Association of North Korean Studies.


    Dr. CHO Bong-hyun received his Ph.D. in economics from Dong-a University in Busan, Korea.

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  • CHO Young-Ju

    Korea Women’s Development Institute
    Associate Research Fellow, Center for Gender Equality Culture and Education

    Parallel Session V. Track 1

    CHO Young-Ju

    Korea Women’s Development Institute
    Associate Research Fellow, Center for Gender Equality Culture and Education

    CHO Young-Ju is associate research fellow at the Center for Gender Equality Culture and Education, Korean Women's Development Institute (KWDI). Prior to joining KWDI, she was a research fellow at the Ewha Institute of Unification Studies at Ewha Woman's University. She was also a lecturer at Ewha University, Dongguk University and Seoul National University. Her research interests include North Korean women, gender relations in North Korea, women and peace, Korean division-post division and inter-Korean relations.


    CHO Young-Ju has received her M.A in Women's Studies and Ph.D. in North Korean studies from Ewha Woman's University. She was a a research professor at Korean Division-Post Division Research Center at Dongguk University(2014-2015) and Korean Women Institute at Ewha Woman's Universtiy (2012-2013).

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  • CHO Heung Seek

    Korea Institute For Health and Social Affairs
    President

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    CHO Heung Seek

    Korea Institute For Health and Social Affairs
    President

    Dr. CHO Heung Seek is President of the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA). He retired in 2018 from Seoul National University, where he had served for many years as Professor of Social Welfare. Serving now as President of KIHASA, he is committed to: developing social service policies that actually make a difference in people’s quality of life; laying the policy foundation for Inclusive Welfare State; and devising policy instruments that are conducive to peace-making between South and North Koreas and to their integration. During his 27 years of teaching social welfare at Seoul National University, he was both a theoretician responsible for formulating a theoretical framework for “Peace-Welfare State” and a civic practitioner who took active part in social movements for democratization in and outside of the university.


    He is the author of several books on social welfare, and has chaired the Subcommittee on Inclusive Society of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning. He has served as Chairman of the Korean Academy of Social Welfare and also of the Korean Association of Social Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from Seoul National University, where he also received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the same field.

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  • CHO HwangHee

    Science and Technology Policy Institute
    President

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    CHO HwangHee

    Science and Technology Policy Institute
    President

    Dr. CHO HwangHee, the President of STEPI, conducted a wide range of science and technology policy projects from the 1990s, including R&D Management, Aerospace, R&D personnel and STI ODA. He also participated in projects as an international researcher at the Institute of Policy Sciences in Japan. These researches not only have realized into a policy but also contributed to the development of organization.


    In particular, Dr. CHO HwangHee suggested the importance of science and technology development for improving the quality of life along with economic growth in 2006; and, consequently he developed and executed an R&D project to improve safety and usability.


    He also did a research on how to verify research integrity and as a result, he demonstrated solutions for ethical issues in research which paved the way for the government to create guidelines for research ethics. In 2009, Dr. CHO HwangHee introduced the concept and designed the project on ICT-based Social Overhead Capital (SOC) to enhance social security and increase comfortability, resulting in creating action programs to support related technology development on government level.


    Moreover, he supported shifting the focus of investment strategy in aerospace sector from development to utilization; and established International Innovation Cooperation Center within STEPI to activate technology cooperation with developing countries.

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  • CHO YongSung

    Korea Energy Economics Institute
    President

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    CHO YongSung

    Korea Energy Economics Institute
    President

    Yongsung Cho is President of the Korea Energy Economics Institute since July 2018. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Committee on Green Growth Korea and a member of the National Environmental Policy Council under the Korean Ministry of Environment, and its division chairperson on climate change and air quality. In 1996, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota at St. Paul, USA.


    Previously, he was a professor of Department of Food & Resource Economics, Korea University (2000-18), and an adjunct professor of Green School, which is co-operated by Korea University (KU) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KIST). He also served as a vice president for Development and External Affairs, Korea University (2011-13), and a Director of Korea University's Institute of Life Science and Natural Resources, and a Director of Energy Research Center of Seoul Energy Corporation. His research interest is on energy and climate policy in Korea in comparative context, with particular reference to East Asia including China and Japan. More specifically, he has been conducting research on emission trading scheme and the development/deployment of cleaner and more efficient renewable energy technologies and policy measures.


    Between 2006 and 2016, he led a ten-year research project on Climate Change Specialization Program with the support of the Ministry of Environment. He was a two time recipient of the Minister of Environment’s Award on 2007 and 2014.

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  • CHO ChoongJae

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
    Senior Director General

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    CHO ChoongJae

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
    Senior Director General

    CHO Choongjae is Senior Director General of the Research Planning & Coordination Department at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). He is also Vice President for the Korean Association of Indian Social Science Research (KAISSR) and a board member of the Institute of Indian Studies Korea (IISK). He is currently an advisor of the Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy on India and the Parliamentary Diplomacy Forum on South Asia. In addition, he is a regional expert on India of the National Assembly Futures Institute in Korea.

    Dr. CHO Choongjae was an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of at Sogang University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea and taught the Indian economy. He was head of the South Asia Team at KIEP. Prior to joining KIEP he was a research fellow at Daewoo Economic Research Institute and Lotte Economic Research Institute. He also worked for the Seoul Economic Daily as a reporter. He is an expert on Indian Economy and the economic cooperation between Korea and India.


    Dr. CHO Choongjae holds a Ph.D in Economics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He was a visiting scholar at Claremont Graduate University in the USA.


    He co-wrote several books such as "Integrating South and East Asia," "Forty Years of India-Korea Relations and Looking Ahead" and "Korea-India Deepening Partnership for the 21st Century," and published papers such as "Analysis of Relationship between Urbanization and Economic Growth in India and Assessment" and "Outlook of South Asian Regional Economic Integration." He has published more than 30 policy research reports such as "The 4th Industrial Revolution Strategy and Cooperation in Asian Major Countries," "China, India and Singapore, Indian Modi Government’s Economic Development Policy" and "Implication for Cooperation between Korea and India" from 1993 to the present as the project manager.

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  • CHOI Shing Kwok

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) -Yusof Ishak Institute
    Director

    Parallel Session VII

    CHOI Shing Kwok

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) -Yusof Ishak Institute
    Director

    CHOI Shing Kwok is currently the Director of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. Before his retirement from the civil service, he was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) for 5 years from July 2012. He also served 7 years as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and 9 years as Director of the Security & Intelligence Division in the Ministry of Defence.


    He obtained his Bachelor and Master's degrees in Engineering Tripos from Cambridge University in 1981 and 1985 respectively. He also received a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University in 1994 as an Edward Mason Fellow.


    During his military career, CHOI Shing Kwok held a variety of command and staff appointments in the SAF. Promoted to Brigadier-General in 1996, he took early retirement from the SAF in 2000 and was absorbed into the Administrative Service. CHOI Shing Kwok has also held a variety of board appointments in public and private sector entities in the past and is currently a board member of Singapore Power Limited.


    While in the SAF, CHOI Shing Kwok received the SAF Command Appointment Award in 1989 and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1993. For his distinguished service in the Ministry of Defence, he received the Meritorious Service Medal in 2000.

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  • CHOI Changyong

    KDI School of Public Policy and Management
    Professor

    Parallel Session V. Track 2

    CHOI Changyong

    KDI School of Public Policy and Management
    Professor

    Dr. CHOI Changyong is Professor at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea. He earned a PhD from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He served as Director of Policy Consultation and Evaluation of the Center for International Development(CID) at the KDI and was in charge of numerous KSP projects for many partner countries.


    His expertise covers democratization and market development in developing and former communist countries, governance reform, and international relations and development cooperation. He published a number of articles on the following issues: “Everyday Politics in North Korea" in Journal of Asian Studies, “The Dilemmas of Dependency: A Controversial Role of China in North Korea’s Economic Transformation” in Asian Survey, “A Semantic Network Analysis of Changes in North Korea’s Economic Policy” in Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions.

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  • CHOI Dong Jin

    Korea Research Institute for Environment and Development
    Director

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    CHOI Dong Jin

    Korea Research Institute for Environment and Development
    Director

    CHOI Dong Jin is the president of the Korea Research Institute for Environment and Development (KRIED), and director of Climate Change Action Institute.


    As the representative of the KRIED, he conducts research on sustainable development and environmental preservation, and his long-standing specialty is water management policy. In addition to policy research, he conducts various activities such as dissemination of appropriate technologies to solve domestic and foreign water problems. Sustainable management of inter-Korean shared rivers and environmental protection systems in the border region, including the DMZ, are one of the main concerns.


    Currently, he is Director of Climate Change Action Institute, a non-profit organization, working on research and cooperation activities to cope with climate change. He graduated from Seoul National University and KAIST, studied water resource policy at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, and since 2004, has established and operated an independent private research institute.

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  • CHOI Jeong Pyo

    Korea Development Institute
    President

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    CHOI Jeong Pyo

    Korea Development Institute
    President

    Currently the President of Korea Development Institute (KDI) and KDI School of Public Policy and Management, CHOI Jeong Pyo served as Dean of the College of Economics & Commerce at Konkuk University and six years as the Non-standing Commissioner of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). He was also an assistant professor at Washington & Jefferson College, visiting professor at The University of Tokyo, and an economics professor at Konkuk University.


    Dr. CHOI Jeong Pyo received his Ph.D. in economics from State University of New York at Binghamton and B.A. in economics from Sung Kyung Kwan University. His research encompasses industrial organization, economics of regulation and international trade and finance. 
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  • CHU Jangmin

    Korea Environment Institute
    Head of Korean Peninsula Environmental Information Center

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    CHU Jangmin

    Korea Environment Institute
    Head of Korean Peninsula Environmental Information Center

    Dr. Jang Min CHU is the Head of the Korean Peninsula Environmental Information Center under the Division for International Cooperation at Korea Environment Institute (KEI), and served as Vice President of the institute from December 2017 to February 2019.


    Since February 2019, he has been on the Subcommittee on Scientific and International Cooperation of the Special Committee on air pollution which is under the direct control of the Prime Minister, and since May, he has been working as an expert committeeman of the International Cooperation Committee under the National Council on Climate Change and Air Quality. He was also a member of the Central Committee on Environmental Policy under the Ministry of Environment from September 2015 to August 2017, and has been working as a member of the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Committee of the Korea Meteorological Administration since April 2013 to this day. Dr. CHU received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Peking University in 2002.


    He had published a great number of research reports on the environmental status in North Korea and inter-Korean environmental cooperation, such as "Diagnosis on Environmental Problems of North Korea and Inter-Korean Cooperation Measures to Improve Environment in Preparation for Reunification" (2016), "A Study on the Current State of Streams in North Korea and Measures for Sustainable Use I, II" (2014-2015), and "A Study on Promoting Green Détente for the Korean Peninsula" (2013).

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  • CHUN Jaekyong

    Social Capital Institute
    President

    Parallel Session VI

    CHUN Jaekyong

    Social Capital Institute
    President

    Dr. CHUN Jaekyong is now CEO of the Social Capital Institute (cooperative), and also acts as a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee under the President of the Republic of Korea as well as a chair of the Appraisal Committee for the Ministry of Environment.


    Dr. CHUN Jaekyong had worked for the Korea Legislation Research Institute under the Prime Minister's Office from 1990 to 2014 and then taught students of Seoul National University, Korea, as an Adjunct Professor from 2014 to 2018.


    Dr. CHUN Jaekyong got his Master's Degree with the thesis of public nuisance (so-called Immission in Germany legal system) and then got his Ph.D. with the thesis of the Due Process of Law at Dong-guk University, Seoul, Korea.

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  • Marielza COUTO E SILVA DE OLIVEIRA

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Director

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    Marielza COUTO E SILVA DE OLIVEIRA

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Director

    Dr. Marielza OLIVEIRA is currently the Director of the UNESCO Office in Beijing starting from 1 December 2015.


    In July 2009, Dr. Marielza OLIVEIRA was seconded to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva (Switzerland), serving as Associate Director for Governance responsible for policy and strategic direction in e-governance, local development and public finance and trade. She returned to the UNDP Executive Office in New York in November 2010 as Advisor for Results, and in October 2014 was appointed Manager of the Performance Monitoring and Analytics Team, responsible for corporate-wide results analytics supporting strategic decision processes and reporting.


    Dr. Marielza OLIVEIRA concomitantly acted as Chair of the UN Strategic Planning Network; as member of the Joint Inspection Unit’s Ad Hoc Advisory Group on RBM; and as Observer to the Inter-Agency Expert Group on Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals. She is the holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (1984) from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), a Master of Science in Finance (1990) and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (1995) obtained from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA.

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  • Yose Rizal DAMURI

    Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    Head, Department of Economics

    Parallel Session VII

    Yose Rizal DAMURI

    Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    Head, Department of Economics

    Yose Rizal DAMURI is the Head of the Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies. His research activities focus on international trade, regional integration and globalization of value chain. Yose Rizal DAMURI has been teaching International Economics courses in the Department of Economics University of Indonesia for many years.


    He is active in many networks of research institutes in East Asia region, such as in Asia Pacific Research Network on Trade (ARTNet) and ERIA Research Institute Network (ERIA-RIN). Currently he serves as the Co-Chair of Indonesia National Committee of Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC). Yose Rizal DAMURI is active in many policy forum including as the Research Coordinator of Indonesia Service Dialogue, a forum dedicated for the development of services sector in Indonesia. He also helps the Indonesian government as an Advisor to Indonesian Trade Negotiating Team. He received his PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • Battogtokh DORJGOTOV

    Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences
    Director General

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    Battogtokh DORJGOTOV

    Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences
    Director General

    Doctor (PhD) Battogtokh DORJGOTOV graduated bachelor degree from the National University of Mongolia in 2003 and obtained his master degree in 2005 in the same field. In September 2007, he enrolled in “Nanhua” University’s School of Management in Taiwan and successfully defended his Doctor of Philosophy degree in June 2011 under the “Improving the organizational effectiveness and productivity through the knowledge management and leadership” diploma thesis.


    Dr. Battogtokh DORJGOTOV participated in several international and national conferences presenting presentations and published number of articles in national and international journals as well as monographs. Dr. Battogtokh DORJGOTOV currently holds the position as a Director General at the Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences and in the past he responsibly occupied several positions such as the Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Geography, MAS, Head of the department at MAS, Deputy Director of the Central Labor Exchange of Mongolia, Head of the Labor Market and Workplace Support Division and Director of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Department at the Ministry of Labor, Acting State Secretary and Director of the Strategy Policy and Planning Department at the Ministry of Industry, Mongolia.

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  • Reiner EICHENBERGER

    Department of Economics University of Fribourg
    Professor

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    Reiner EICHENBERGER

    Department of Economics University of Fribourg
    Professor

    Reiner Eichenberger (*1961) is Professor for Economic and Financial Policy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (since 1998). He studied Economics at the University of Zurich where he also gained his PhD and Habilitation. He authored or co-authored three books and more than 140 academic articles.


    He specializes in political and institutional economics as well as institutional innovations such as the deregulation of the political process. He is an expert in Swiss institutions, i.e. federalism, direct democracy, directly elected auditing commissions, and the direct election of the members of government. He sees good economists not as preachers of market efficiency but as specialists for the identification and effective treatment of market failures in economic and political markets. Therefore, he often publishes in non-academic outlets and is engaged in various ways in public decision-making, e.g., as a Member of the Swiss Federal Communication Commission, the independent regulator of the Swiss telecom sector (2006-2017).


    He is a long-time editor of Kyklos, an economics and social sciences general interest journal, and he is Vice President of the Senate of the University of Fribourg. In the ranking of NZZ/FAZ/Presse of Swiss economists and their societal influence, he was ranked second during the last three years. In 2016, he was awarded the STAB prize (Stiftung für Abendländische Ethik und Kultur).

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  • Oskari ERONEN

    Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)
    Head of Asia Programme

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    Oskari ERONEN

    Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)
    Head of Asia Programme

    Oskari ERONEN is the Head of Asia Programme at CMI (Crisis Management Initiative), an independent Finnish organization that works to prevent and resolve violent conflicts through informal dialogue and mediation.


    He has previously led CMI’s Policy & Learning activities and the Programme Management Office, responsible for development of effective methodologies for mediation, including planning, monitoring, evaluation. He joined CMI in 2012.


    Mr. Oskari ERONEN has previously worked at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs as an Adviser for Security and Development as well as in several research positions related to international peace and security, with a focus on civil-military affairs. He has 14 years of experience in conflict management and peace mediation, and is specialized in process design, effectiveness and learning. In 2006–2007, he was deployed to Afghanistan as Political Adviser to two Provincial Reconstruction Teams of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operation. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (Political Science) from University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

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  • EUN Jaeho

    Korea Institute of Public Administration
    Vice President

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    EUN Jaeho

    Korea Institute of Public Administration
    Vice President

    Dr. EUN Jaeho is a senior research fellow at Korea Institute of Public Administration (KIPA) and an adjunct professor of Graduate School of Future Studies in Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Having served as a visiting professor at the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and ENA-Tunis (Tunisia), Dr. EUN is interested in building up a durable international research network for comparative study of policy and public administration. His scholarly activities focus on civil service reform, policy analysis, conflict prevention & resolution and theory of the State.


    Dr. EUN Jaeho is a ‘democracy designer’ where his professional expertise was acknowledged with his commitment in public consultations at national level during his tenure at the Presidential Committee for National Cohesion (2016-2017) as a director general. Various themes such as Vision 2045 for Korean Nation, Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy etc. have drawn thousands of people for deliberative consensus-building.


    Dr. EUN Jaeho is recognized as one of South Korea’s leading experts in conflict management and deliberative democracy, and is currently a Vice President of Korea Institute of Public Administration. He holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and a Master Degree from the University of Paris X-Nanterre in France.

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  • Rüdiger FRANK

    University of Vienna
    Head of the Department of East Asia Studies

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    Rüdiger FRANK

    University of Vienna
    Head of the Department of East Asia Studies

    Prof. Rüdiger FRANK holds the Chair in East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna, where he also heads the Department of East Asian Studies. With degrees in Korean Studies, Economics and International Relations from Humboldt University Berlin and Duisburg University, he has been researching Korea and in particular North Korea ever since his first visit there as a language student at Kim Il-sung University in 1991/1992. His last visit was in May 2018. Visiting Professorships include Korea University, Seoul National University, and Columbia University New York.


    Prof. Rüdiger FRANK is a frequent contributor to “38North” and has from 2011-2019 closely cooperated with the World Economic Forum in its various Korea-related Councils. In 2013, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” listed him as one of the top 50 German economists.


    Prof. Rüdiger FRANK is the author of numerous publications including the bestselling “Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates” (DVA/Random House). His latest book on travel to North Korea has been translated into Korean under the title “북한 여행” (Hankyoreh Publishing Company). His publications are available at https://univie.academia.edu/RuedigerFrank. He can be followed on Twitter under @GTDRP.

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  • FUKAGAWA Yukiko

    Waseda University
    Professor, School of Political Science and Economics

    Parallel Session VII

    FUKAGAWA Yukiko

    Waseda University
    Professor, School of Political Science and Economics

    After undergraduate program at Waseda, Professor FUKAGAWA Yukiko studied at Yale University for her MA in International Development Economics, and finished the Ph.D program at Waseda Graduate School of Business Studies. Her major interest lies in economic development in East Asia, especially Korea. She worked for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Long-Term Credit Bank Research Institute (LTCBR) before joining the faculty member of Aoyama Gakuin University and the University of Tokyo. She came back to Waseda in 2006. She was a visiting fellow at Cambridge University in 2014, and Yonsei University in 2015.


    She engaged in many consultation and advisory activities for the government, such as the Committee for Industrial Structure in the Ministry of Economy and Industry etc. Her recent publication includes "Beyond Abenomics: Japan's integration catch-up and prospects for Japan-UK cooperation", Chatham House, 2019, "Economic Development in East Asia," co-ed with Fumiyasu Mieno, Minerva publication, 2017, "Japan's Future International Cooperation," Nihon Hyoronsha, 2015.

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  • Felix Jonathan GLENK

    Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office
    Project Manager for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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    Felix Jonathan GLENK

    Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office
    Project Manager for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Mr. Felix Jonathan GLENK has been working with the Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea since 2014 as the Project Manager for DPR Korea and is based in Seoul. He frequently travels to North Korea to implement projects by HSF Korea, focusing on environment conservation and cooperation.


    From September 2014 he was involved in the implementation of a project by Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea and funded by the European Union with the title "Improvement of rural living conditions through healthy forests – establishment of a training for sustainable forestry in DPRK" The project included a model site in Sangseo-ri, Pyongan-nam-do, a training facility at the Central Tree Nursery Pyongyang, and most of all capacity-building through workshops and study tours in North Korea and abroad.


    From October 2015 he also initiated a project on the "Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands", funded mainly by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and in close consultation with international environment organizations, such as the Ramsar Secretariat, the International Union for Nature, the East – Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership and others. Both projects resulted in more than 20 different activities in North Korea, and several dozens in East Asia, mainly China and Mongolia, over the last years. Mr. Felix Jonathan GLENK is also currently pursuing a degree at Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration.

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  • Thomas GOMART

    French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)
    Director

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Thomas GOMART

    French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)
    Director

    Dr. Thomas GOMART (Ph. D. in History at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and EMBA at HEC) is Director of Ifri. He previously was its Vice President for Strategic Development (2010-2015) and the Director of its Russia/NIS Centre (2004-2013). Before joining the think tank industry, GOMART was a scholar (Assistant Professor at La Sorbonne, 1996-1999), a cadet officer in the Army (2000), and a policy entrepreneur (2001-2004). Joining Ifri in 2004, he set up the Russia/NIS centre.


    His academic and professional background has been closely related to post- Soviet space, but also to wider international issues (security, energy, and digital governance). As Lavoisier Fellow at the State Institute for International Relations (University-MGIMO – Moscow), Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (European Union – Paris) and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies (King’s College – London), GOMART has acquired a diversified international experience.


    As Researcher, he is currently working on Russia, digital governance, country risk, and think tanks. He recently published Notre intérêt national. Quelle politique étrangère pour la France? (ed., with Thierry de Montbrial), Editions Odile Jacob, 2017; “Europe: Subject or Object in the Geopolitics of Data?”, (ed., with Julien Nocetti and Clément Tonon), Etudes de lfri, July 2018; as well as L’affolement du monde - 10 enjeux géopolitiques, Editions Tallandier, 2019.


    Thomas GOMART has been a member of the Strategic Review Committee on the Strategic Review of Defence and National Security 2017 (French Ministry of Armed Forces). He is also a member of the editorial board of the French journals Politique étrangère, Etudes, and Revue des deux mondes.

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  • Reint E. GROPP

    Halle Institute for Economic Research
    President

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Reint E. GROPP

    Halle Institute for Economic Research
    President

    Reint E. GROPP joined the Institute as President in November 2014. He is also a Professor of Economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. He is Associate Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and serves as consultant for various central banks.


    Reint E. GROPP studied economics at the universities of Freiburg and Wisconsin- Madison, where he obtained a PhD in 1994. Prior to his appointment at the IWH, he held the endowed Chair for Sustainable Banking and Finance at Goethe- University Frankfurt am Main and worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as the European Central Bank (ECB), where he was Deputy Head of the Financial Research Division.

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  • Allan GYNGELL

    Australian Institute of International Affairs
    President

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Allan GYNGELL

    Australian Institute of International Affairs
    President

    Allan GYNGELL is National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and an Honorary Professor in the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific.


    His long career in Australian foreign and national security policy included appointments as Director-General of the Office of National Assessments, the inaugural Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and to senior positions in the office of Prime Minister Paul Keating and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He began his career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, serving as an Australian diplomat in Yangon, Singapore and Washington.


    He has written widely on issues of Australian foreign policy and national security and regional relations. He is co-author, with Michael Wesley, of Making Australian Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press). His most recent book, Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942, was published by Latrobe University Press in 2017.


    He is an Officer in the Order of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

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  • HAN Myung Sup

    Tongin Law Firm / University of North Korean Studies & Kookmin University
    Partner / Adjunct Professor

    Parallel Session VI

    HAN Myung Sup

    Tongin Law Firm / University of North Korean Studies & Kookmin University
    Partner / Adjunct Professor

    Mr. HAN Myung Sup is currently Partner at Tongin Law Firm.


    As a licensed attorney who passed the 32nd National Bar Examination and a graduate of the National Judicial Research and Training Institute, Mr. HAN Myung Sup has extensive experience in legal matters relating to unification. He served as a public prosecutor at the Unification Legal Affairs Division of the Legal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea; Member of the National Unification Advisory Council; Chair of the Research Committee on Unification Matters of the Korean Bar Association; Chair of the Special Committee on North and South Korea Legislation Research; Member of the Committee on Unification and Justice of the Supreme Korea of Korea; Member of the Committee on Unification Legislation of the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea; and Member of Committee on North and South Korea Legislation Research of the Ministry of Government Legislation, Republic of Korea.


    Mr. HAN Myung Sup holds L.L.B degree from Kyung Hee University, Master's degree in North Korean Politics and Unification from the University of North Korean Studies and Ph.D. in Law from Kyung Hee University.

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  • HATOYAMA Yukio

    Former Prime Minister of Japan (2009~2010)

    Opening Ceremony

    HATOYAMA Yukio

    Former Prime Minister of Japan (2009~2010)

    Born on Feb. 11th in 1947, HATOYAMA Yukio served as the 93rd Prime Minister of Japan (2009–10). He belongs to the Hatoyama family which had produced four generations of politicians including his grandfather, Ichiro Hatoyama, who served as Prime Minister between 1954 and 1956.


    HATOYAMA Yukio was educated as an engineer, earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of Tokyo (1969) and a doctorate at Stanford University (1976). He taught at Senshu University in Tokyo since 1981 and began his own political career as a member of the LDP, winning election in 1986 to the House of Representatives as a member from Hokkaido. In 1993, he left the LDP and took a position in the coalition government of Morihiro Hosokawa (founder of the reform Japan New Party), which lasted until 1994. Over the next few years he joined the newly formed Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), serving as Co-Leader in 1996 and Deputy Secretary in 1997. He was Chairman from 1999 to 2002, Secretary-General from 2005 to 2009 and became President of DPJ from 2009. He was elected as Japan’s 93rd Prime Minister from September 2009 to June 2010. He also received Order of Friendship of Russian Federation in 2011 as well as Vietnam Friendship Medal in 2013. HATOYAMA Yukio is currently President of East Asian Community Institute (EACI) since May 2013.

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  • HEO Jang

    Korea Rural Economic Institute
    Research Director, Global Cooperation Research Department

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    HEO Jang

    Korea Rural Economic Institute
    Research Director, Global Cooperation Research Department

    Dr. HEO Jang is recognized as one of the leading experts who has delved into the development and cooperation of agriculture and rural development in South Korea. With over roughly 30 years of professional experience in KREI, he has carried out research in rural community welfare, changes in rural community, environmentally-friendly farming and international agricultural development and cooperation, and published a number of policy reports.


    From 2014 to 2018, he served as a member of the Working Committee on International Development and Cooperation under the Office of the Prime Minister. Dr. HEO Jang worked for the Technical Advisory Committee in Global Agriculture and the Food Security Program for two years from 2010. He played influential roles in academia: President of the Korean Association for Environmental Sociology, Chief Editor and Auditor of the Korean Rural Sociological Society, and Executive Director of the Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation.


    He was awarded a presidential commendation in 2016, a commendation from the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 2011, and the KREI Research Award in 2008. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. in Sociology from Seoul National University.

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  • HWANG Seung-Hee

    Ministry of Unification
    Advisor to the Minister of Unification

    Parallel Session VI

    HWANG Seung-Hee

    Ministry of Unification
    Advisor to the Minister of Unification

    Mr. HWANG is currently serving as Advisor to the Minister of Unification at the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea. Prior to his current position, he served as Counsellor at the Embassy of Korea in Germany from 2015 to 2018, Director of Unification Policy Division from 2013 to 2015, Administrative Official at the Office of Senior Secretary for Foreign Affairs and National Security at the Office of the President from 2010 to 2013, and Secretary at the Office of the Inter-Korean Dialogue from 2007 to 2010.


    He earned his LLB degree from Korea University, graduate degree in public policy from Rutgers University and Ph.D. ABD from Freie Universität Berlin.

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  • HWANG Eunju

    Korea National Nature Trust
    Executive Director

    Parallel Session VI

    HWANG Eunju

    Korea National Nature Trust
    Executive Director

    Dr. HWANG Eunju has joined in the establishment of Korea National Nature Trust under the National Trust Act of 2006 for the preparation and management of such special public corporation during 13 years since 2006.

    Dr. HWANG enjoined ardently in several kinds of environmental movements including “the detour of high voltage power line for the benefit of local people’s safety and health”, and “the legal suit in Sae-man-geum wetland, South Korea, for future generation”. She also took part in some kinds of international activities, for example, “the 10th European Green Belt Conference in Berlin in 2013” and also “the Pan-European Green Belt Conference in Eisennach, Germany in 2018”.

    Dr. HWANG got her Ph.D. from Sogang University by way of the article, that is, “A Study of Legal Theory of Ecosystem Services available to Benefit-sharing” after receiving her Master's degree from the same University in the title of “Undertones of National Trust System on the Environmental Policy”.

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  • N. JANARDHAN

    Emirate Diplomatic Academy
    Senior Research Fellow

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    N. JANARDHAN

    Emirate Diplomatic Academy
    Senior Research Fellow

    With over 20 years of regional expertise, Dr. N. JANARDHAN analyzes and unravels the evolving multi-dimensional partnerships between the countries of the Gulf and Asia. He also teaches and trains diplomats pursuing a MA programme in diplomacy and international relations. His academic publications include – A New Gulf Security Architecture: Prospects and Challenges for an Asian Role (ed., Gerlach); India and the Gulf: What Next? (ed., Gulf Research Center Cambridge); and Boom amid Gloom: Spirit of Possibility in the 21st Century Gulf (Ithaca).


    With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. N. JANARDHAN is Managing Assistant Editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies (Routledge). In his previous stints, he has served as a political analyst in government and private institutions in the United Arab Emirates and India. He is also an avid sportsperson.

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  • JANG Won-Kyu

    Korea Legislation Research Institute
    Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law

    Parallel Session VI

    JANG Won-Kyu

    Korea Legislation Research Institute
    Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law

    Dr. Won-kyu JANG studied law in South Korea and Germany. Doctoral studies at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel and the University Bayreuth in Germany. At that time, he was partially supported through scholarships of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2011, JANG's dissertation thesis was accepted at the Christian-Albrechts-University and was published on the subject of “Das Zessionsrecht und die Sicherungszession in der Insolvenz des Zedenten: Insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund deutscher, koreanischer und japanischer Rechtsprechung in kritischer Perspektive”. Master-studies at the University Bayreuth and the Kyung Hee University in Seoul. He received a Master’s Degree in 2003 from the Kyung Hee University with the theme for “A Study on Legal Issues of Security Interests held by Companies against Corporate Goods and Receivables: By Reflections on induction of Electronic Registration”. Bachelor of Law, Kyungnam University in Masan 1999.

    Between 2011 and 2013, Dr. JANG was Academic Lecturer for legal basic, commercial law and international trade law at the Kyung Hee University and the Kyungnam University. From 2012 until 2013, he was Research Fellow at the Kyung Hee Institute of Legal Studies. In 2013, he was appointed as Visiting Researcher of KLRI.

    His specialties are regulatory private law, corporate or personal rehabilitation & insolvency law, credit & security law, comparative law, etc. Since 2015 at KLRI, Dr. JANG researches and consults on legal and legislative matters by various government departments as well as non-governmental organisations. From 2019, he focuses on the North Korean statute and legal system in the research fields, e.g., private law, foreign investment law & dispute resolutions, secured transaction law, financial law, etc.

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  • JEON Su-mi

    Wave of Peace Institute
    Attorney at Law / President

    Parallel Session VI

    JEON Su-mi

    Wave of Peace Institute
    Attorney at Law / President

    Dr. JEON Sumi is currently President of the Wave of Peace Institute based in Seoul, Korea. She is also an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Legal Affairs at Kyung Hee University.


    Prior to her current position, she served as Legal Advisor at the Settlement Support Center for North Korean Refugees (Hanawon) and Member of the Expert Committee on International Relations of the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation. She was awarded Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Korean Bar Association.

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  • JEONG Hyung-Gon

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Senior Research Fellow

    Parallel Session VII

    JEONG Hyung-Gon

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr. JEONG Hyung-Gon is the former Vice President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and a senior research fellow at the institute. He currently serves in the capacity of Special Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (additional position) and is a consultant at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has been working as a member of the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation for Korea, Vice President of the North East Asia Economic Association of Korea, and a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Korea Fair Trade Commission. He also serves as an advisor at the Committee of Free Economic Zone of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.


    Dr. JEONG’s research area is international economics including trade and investment, transition economy and North Korean economy and he has published many refereed journal articles, books and working papers on these topics. Before joining the KIEP in 2006, Dr. JEONG was Director General of the Office of Strategic Planning at the National Security Council (NSC), the Blue House. Dr. JEONG graduated from the University of Bonn and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cologne. He was a Fulbright Visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He can be reached at hgjeong@kiep.go.kr.

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  • Jeong Se-hyun

    Chairman of the Board in Korea Peace Forum
    Former Minister of Unification

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Jeong Se-hyun

    Chairman of the Board in Korea Peace Forum
    Former Minister of Unification

    JEONG Se-hyun currently is Chairman of the Board in Korea Peace Forum and now he appointed to serve as the Executive Vice-Chair of National Unification Advisory Council from September 2019.


    He spent more than two decades at the Ministry of Unification which he first joined as a researcher on communist countries at then-Board of National Unification in 1977. In 2002 he was appointed as the head of the Ministry and assumed the post until June 2004 serving two consecutive Presidents, Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun. He was also credited with boosting inter-Korean cooperative projects including Kaesong Industrial Region, a landmark site of Inter-Korean cooperation. He also worked at Korean think tanks - now-Sejong Institute and Korea Institute for National Unification - as their ranking member.


    In addition, he was the visiting scholar to Kyung Hee University and Myongji University as well as the Endowed-Chair Professor of Ewha Womans University and Kyungnam University. Moreover, he previously served as the 11th President of Wonkwang University and the 6th President of Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, one of South Korean NGOs that most actively engage with North Korea.


    He holds three degrees from Seoul National University: bachelor in political science and diplomacy and master and doctorate in international relations. He focused his postgraduate studies on Chinese studies earning master for analysing Han Fei, a Chinese philosopher, and doctorate for Mao Zedong's foreign policy.

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  • Sunjoy JOSHI

    Observer Research Foundation
    Chairman

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    Sunjoy JOSHI

    Observer Research Foundation
    Chairman

    Sunjoy JOSHI heads the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi as its Chairman and Chief Executive. His own field of work has been in Energy and Environment, on which he speaks, writes and comments on regularly. Looks at non-traditional security threats and the challenges to growth and employment faced by emerging economies in a world facing technological disruption on a scale never experienced before. As a member of the Indian Administrative Service has had long experience in Development and Economic policies of the Government of India. He has been Visiting Associate at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London and Distinguished Visitor to the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, University of Stanford.


    Takes keen interest in social development initiatives as Vice President of the Mountain Children’s Foundation, a not for profit organization working with disadvantaged rural children in the Himalayas.

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  • JUN Byoung-Kon

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Vice President

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    JUN Byoung-Kon

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Vice President

    Dr. JUN Byoung-Kon is Vice President and Senior Research Fellow at KINU. Dr. JUN’s research focuses on Chinese politics, international relations in Northeast Asia, and China-North Korean relations, etc.


    Dr. JUN Byoung-Kon received his B.A. from the Literature Department of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies where he also earned his Ph.D. in Political Science. He was a visiting researcher at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (2009) and a visiting professor at the Harbin Normal University (2011) and National Chengchi University (2011-2012). He has been a member of the Standing Committee of the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC) from 2013 to 2015 and has been working as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of International and Area Studies of Hankuk University from 2013 to 2015.


    He is the author of “China’s Sanctions on North Korea after Its Fourth Nuclear Test (2017),” “Seeking a Unification Strategy Based on the Changed Conditions for Unification After the North Korea’s 4th and 5th Nuclear Tests and Ways to Spread the Public Consensus on Unification (2017),” and “Development of Sino-DPRK Relations after the Establishment of Diplomatic Ties between South Korea and China: Trend Analysis and Evaluation (2016).”

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  • JUNG Jiseok

    Border Peace School
    Director

    Parallel Session IV

    JUNG Jiseok

    Border Peace School
    Director

    Dr. JUNG Jiseok started the movement of Border Peace School (BPS) in 2013 in Cheorwon, a border village south of the DeMilitarized zone (DMZ). Eight years ago, he left Seoul with his family to move to Cheorwon to work on the school movement. He is teaching at BPS two courses: Introduction to Peace Studies and North and South Korean Peace Studies.


    Dr. JUNG Jiseok has worked at of National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), Korea Christian Academy Social Education Institute and UNESCO-Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, and over the past 15 years, he has been participating in the civil society education movement. In particular, he is carrying out a field-based experiential peace education campaign for students and citizens at the DMZ division site.


    After having studied Sociology, Theology and Peace Studies, he received his Ph.D from Sunderland University (Woodbrooke Quaker Graduate School) in England.


    His books include four Korean books: History of Christian Idea of Peace: Religion, Politics and Peace (YMCA Publishing, 2015), Invitation To Quakerism (CLS, 2014), (with Lee et al) Peace in Diversity, Coexistence in Difference (Dongyeon, 2009), (with Park et al) Seed Life Peace (Hangilsa, 2007), and one English book Ham Sokhon’s Pacifism and the Reunification of Korea, A Quaker Theology of Peace (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).

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  • KANG Soon-won

    Hanshin University
    Professor

    Parallel Session IV

    KANG Soon-won

    Hanshin University
    Professor

    KANG Soon-won is a professor in the department of Psychology and Child, Hanshin University, South Korea, teaching Global citizenship education, Peace education against school violence, Youth education, and human rights education. She obtained her Ph.D at Ewha Woman's University, South Korea with the dissertation of Analysis of Over-education in the 1970s from the perspective of political economy in 1988. She was dean of graduate school of education, Hanshin University, a member of international advisory committee of UNESCO APCEIU, a member of presidential advisory committee of education during the Kim Daejung government 1998-2002 in South Korea, president of Korean Society of Education for International Understanding, and now being president of Conflict resolution and dialogue (NGO).


    She wrote books, such as Education in the Capitalist Society, Political Economy of Korean Education, Education for Peace and Human Rights, Peer Mediation, A Journey to Alternative Schools, Reflective Sociology of Education, A Journey to the integrated schools in Northern Ireland. Articles in English are The limit and possibilities of unification education as peace education beyond division in South Korea, and Multicultural education and the rights to education of migrant children in South Korea, etc.

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  • KANG Woo-Chul

    Korea Eximbank
    Senior Research Fellow, Research Institute for North Korea and Northeast Asia Development

    Parallel Session V. Track 2

    KANG Woo-Chul

    Korea Eximbank
    Senior Research Fellow, Research Institute for North Korea and Northeast Asia Development

    Dr. KANG is a senior research fellow of the Research Institute for North Korea and Northeast Asia Development [RINK] of Korea Export-Import [KEXIM] Bank. He is a member of the Korean Association for International Development and Cooperation, the Korean Association of International Studies, and the Korean Association of Contemporary Japanese Studies. Dr. KANG has been a senior researcher at the Keio Research Institute at SFC, and at the Institute of Social Sciences Sogang University.


    RINK provides advice on national policies to the government and other concerned parties, drawing on KEXIM bank’s expertise in financing large-scale overseas projects, knowhow from the Economic Development Cooperation Fund, and experience of operating the Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund on behalf of the government. In this context, RINK’s research activities span multiple areas, such as promoting development cooperation concerning North Korea and creating strategies to mobilize financing for North Korean and Northeast Asian development.


    Dr. KANG has conducted wide research on the political economy of development in South Korea and Japan. His primary research focuses on development cooperation concerning North Korea and financing for sustainable development. He has published articles discussing Asian donor countries’ development policies. He received his MA and PhD from Keio University in Japan.

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  • KANG Hayun

    Korea Information Society Development Institute
    Research Fellow, Center for ICT Trade / Inter-Korean Cooperation Research

    Parallel Session III

    KANG Hayun

    Korea Information Society Development Institute
    Research Fellow, Center for ICT Trade / Inter-Korean Cooperation Research

    Dr. KANG Hayun is a research fellow of the Center for ICT Trade and Inter-Korean Cooperation Research at the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI). KISDI is a governmentaffiliated policy research institute, in Korea, focusing on socio-economic aspects of broadcasting as well as telecommunications, and international cooperation.


    Dr. KANG's main research interests are in trade rules of the digital economy, inter-Korean cooperation in ICT matters, ICT policy development of developing countries. She served as expert adviser and negotiator for the Korean government for various international trade agreements such as the Korea-US FTA, Korea-China FTA as well as participated in WTO trade in services negotiations. She has shared Korea's experience in trade liberalization and economic growth with developing countries at international events hosted by UNCTAD, APEC-TEL and other international bodies. Currently Dr. KANG is engaged in research on inter-Korean co-operation in the area of 4th Industrial Revolution.


    Dr. KANG is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Canada, and completed Ph.D. in international relations at Northwestern University, USA. She has ministerial citations from the Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Finance and Economy and from the Korea Communications Commission, Republic of Korea.

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  • Kevin KESTER

    Keimyung University
    Assistant Professor

    Parallel Session IV

    Kevin KESTER

    Keimyung University
    Assistant Professor

    Kevin KESTER is Assistant Professor of International Education and Global Affairs at Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea, and regular consultant with UNESCO, UNODC, and UPEACE. He researches and teaches the sociology and politics of education and global affairs with a focus on comparative and international education; education, conflict, and peacebuilding; the global governance of education in conflict-affected contexts; higher education peace and conflict studies; and social theory (de/postcolonial and postmodern thought, and critical pedagogy). His current research examines diffractive methodologies, posttruth, transrational perspectives, and decolonizing higher education. He was previously Postdoctoral Research Associate and Joint Director of Studies for Education at Queens' College, University of Cambridge.


    Kevin KESTER's recent work is published in journals such as Educational Philosophy & Theory; Teaching in Higher Education; Globalisation, Societies & Education; and Journal of Peace Education. His forthcoming book, The United Nations and Higher Education: Peacebuilding, Social Justice and Global Cooperation for the 21st Century, will be published by Information Age Publishing in their Peace Education Series in 2019. Kevin KESTER completed his PhD and postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, and graduate degrees at Columbia University and the University of Toronto. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale University and Seoul National University, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Hargeisa, Somaliland.

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  • KIM Seok Hwan

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Visiting Research Fellow

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    KIM Seok Hwan

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Visiting Research Fellow

    Professor KIM Seok Hwan is a Visiting Research Fellow at KIEP, and also a Visiting Professor at Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies. He had formerly served as a long time journalist at JoongAng Ilbo. He served two terms as a Moscow correspondent, and has been active for many years as an editor of world affairs, and editorial writer.


    He also served as an advisor to ‘National Security Council’, and a member of ‘Presidential Committee of Policy Planning’. Vice Chairmen of ‘Committee of Reconciliation and Cooperation between South Korea and North Korea’ for the Parliamentary (National Assembly) Speaker. Professor KIM also served for the Korean government as a senior press secretary to the Prime Minister. After that he worked as a research fellow at KIET, and Vice President of Ju Sung Univ. His main research interests include international politics and security, Eurasian and Russian politics and security issues.


    His recent publications include: ‘Eurasia and Korea Peninsular 2030’ (2014, HUFS) ‘A Study on Trilateral Economic Cooperation Strategy between Two Korea and Russia’ (2014, KIET) ‘Post-soviet 20 Years, The Future of Central Asia’ (2011, KIEP), ‘Russian National Strategy and ROK-Russian Strategic Partnership in the 21st Century’ (2010, KINU) etc.

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  • KIM Jung Hai

    Government Research Bureau Korea Institute of Public Administration
    Head

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    KIM Jung Hai

    Government Research Bureau Korea Institute of Public Administration
    Head

    Dr. KIM Jung Hai, an expert in the field of Public Management, has carried out professional research in the fields of public management such as organizational diagnosis & management, regulatory innovation, and contracting-out.

    Dr. KIM is currently a head of Government Research Bureau at Korea Institute of Public Administration (KIPA) where she involves in research on public management, government innovation, regulatory innovation, evaluation, social cohesion, disaster & safety.

    She has been an Advisory Board member of the Fair Trade Commission for 16 years since 2005, and won the Presidential National Package for her contribution to improve the fair trade system in Korea. In addition, she was honored with the Ministerial Award for her contribution to the fair economy and improve the organizational culture of the Fair Trade Commission.

    Dr. KIM has served as an advisory member of the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Unification since 2012.

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  • KIM Philo

    Seoul National University
    Associate Professor, Institute for Peace / Unification Studies

    Parallel Session IV

    KIM Philo

    Seoul National University
    Associate Professor, Institute for Peace / Unification Studies

    KIM Philo is Associate Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.


    Professor KIM had formerly served as a Senior Fellow and Director of North Korean Studies Division at a government funded research institute KINU (Korea Institute for National Unification), and also served as President of the Korean Association of North Korean Studies, and an Advisory Committee Member in the Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Defense, National Intelligence Service, etc.


    He is the author of "Reading North Korea by Chosun Korea" (2016) and "Dreaming Unification Again" (2017).

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  • KIM Jeongwon

    Korean Educational Development Institute
    Director-General, Future Education Research Division

    Parallel Session IV

    KIM Jeongwon

    Korean Educational Development Institute
    Director-General, Future Education Research Division

    Dr. KIM Jeongwon is the Director-General of the Korean Development Institute’s Future Education Research Division, supporting various research and projects that envision and implement future education that include global education cooperation, lifelong education, unification education and digital education.


    Dr. KIM, who majored in sociology of education, received a Ph.D. with a qualitative research on the relationship between school class and social class - in particular, how school classes are inadvertently related to the reproduction of social inequalities.


    In 1998, she became a Research Fellow at the Korean Educational Development Institute. In the early years at KEDI, she developed a qualitative school evaluation model in which the evaluator and the subject of evaluation share information in a mutually equal relationship, and was the first in Korea to conduct a qualitative school evaluation at a national level. Since then, she has been leading education welfare researches about the marginalized class such as the children of foreign workers, poor children and young North Korean defectors. Recently, she has been preparing for educational exchanges with comparative studies between South and North Korea education. She served as the President of the Korean Society for Sociology of Education and as the President of the Korean Association for Unification Education during 2017-2018.

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  • KIM Eunju

    Center for Korean Women and Politics
    Executive Director

    Parallel Session V. Track 1

    KIM Eunju

    Center for Korean Women and Politics
    Executive Director

    Director KIM Eunju, recognized as an expert on gender politics, democratic civic education, and inter-Korean relations, currently heads the Center for Korean Women and Politics, which conducts research and education to expand the political representation of Korean women, serves as a unification policy advisor at the Unification Ministry, a standing member of the National Unification Advisory Council, and a member of the Korean civic education Institute for Democracy of the National Election Commission.


    Director KIM's 32-year career as a researcher and activist in women's politics has greatly contributed to the reform of the legal system for expanding women's participation in the development of Korean democracy. Since 2010, she has demonstrated the importance of democratic citizenship education for North Korean refugee women as a new citizen in South Korea and has been running a democratic citizenship education program for North Korean refugee women. From 2014 to the present, she has been proposing policies to expand inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation and build a peace regime as members of the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation, the National Unification Advisory Council, and the Unification Ministry. From 2008 to 2013, she served as a member of Future Vision Advisory Committee for Women and Children of the Chairman of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister's Committee on Women's Policy Coordination, and the Women's Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.


    Before starting the director of the Center for Korean Women and Politics in 2007, she was a member of the Women's Policy Research Committee at Daejeon Metropolitan City. In 2013 and 2014, she wrote a column about Parity and Unification in Women's newspaper. She graduated from Ewha Womans University and completed a doctoral course of political science at the same university.


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  • KIM Jeongsoo

    Women Making Peace
    Standing Representative

    Parallel Session V. Track 1

    KIM Jeongsoo

    Women Making Peace
    Standing Representative

    KIM Jeongsoo is currently the standing representative of Women Making Peace, Republic of Korea.


    She has been involved in women's peace movement for 30 years. As a peace activist and scholar, she has focused on Peace Education and its relationship with education for reunification published several books and manuals on this area. She was the chief secretary for the First Lady of ROK and participated in the 2nd South-North Korean Summit in 2007.


    She is now working as a civilian advisor for the Ministry of Gender Equality (for UNSCR 1325), the Ministry of Unification (for South-North Exchange and Cooperation Fund), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for Action with Women and Peace) and Kyunggi-Province (for Peace and Cooperation Policy). She has also been serving as a senior advisor of the President of South Korea for the South and North Summit since 2018. She is also the standing representative of women's committee of the Southern Committee on June 15th Joint Declaration.


    Her organization Women Making Peace was established in 1997, whose founding members were leaders of women's peace and unification movement in South Korea, and they are the first civilian leaders who went to North Korea across the DMZ to participate in the 3rd Seminar on Peace in North East Asia and Women's Role held in Pyeongyang, the capital of North Korea in 1992.


    Since its establishment in 1997, Women Making Peace has been a leading group in women's peace movement in South Korea in South-North Korean women's exchange, disarmament, peace education and conflict resolution programs at schools and local communities, and international solidarity for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Women Making Peace is also one of 4 South Korean women's organizations working with Women Cross DMZ, Nobel Women's Initiative, and WILPF(Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) for the Korea Peace Now Campaign, a global campaign to end the Korean War and bring a Peace Treaty until the year of 2020.

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  • KIM Booyuel

    KDI School of Public Policy and Management
    Assistant Professor, Development Policy

    Parallel Session V. Track 2

    KIM Booyuel

    KDI School of Public Policy and Management
    Assistant Professor, Development Policy

    KIM Booyuel is an Assistant Professor of KDI (Korea Development Institute) School of Public Policy and Management. Previously he worked as a postdoctoral research scholar at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. His research is focused on education, health and rural development issues in developing countries through lab-in-the-field experiment approach. He received his B.A. in Economics from Handong University, South Korea in 2002, and obtained his Master of International Affairs and Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in 2009 and 2014, respectively.

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  • KIM Young-hoon

    Korea Rural Economic Institute
    Research Director, Center for Trade and Northeast Asian Research

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    KIM Young-hoon

    Korea Rural Economic Institute
    Research Director, Center for Trade and Northeast Asian Research

    Dr. KIM Young-hoon is recognized as an expert of North Korea's agriculture, inter-Korean agricultural cooperation and unification agriculture and served as the president of forum on peaceful unification in the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC)'s Jeonnam Provincial Chapter.


    Before KREI's relocation in Naju, Jeonnam County, he was involved in various activities for South Korea's governmental Committees from the early 2000s to 2017. He served as a member of the Economic Division on the Presidential Committee on Preparing Unification (2014-2017), a standing committee member of the Planning Division and the Economic Division in NUAC (2009-2017), and a member of the Advisory Committee in the Ministry of Unification (2011 and 2015).


    Over roughly 30 years of professional experience in KREI, Dr. KIM Young-hoon worked as the Director of the International Agricultural Research Department and Global Cooperation Research Department respectively. From the mid-1990s, he began to research on the areas of North Korea's agriculture and cooperation, and prior to that, he carried out research on forestry economics and land economics.


    He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Korea University.

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  • KIM Kwan-Ho

    Rural Research Institute / Unification Agriculture Research Department / Korea Rural Community Corporation
    Senior Research

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    KIM Kwan-Ho

    Rural Research Institute / Unification Agriculture Research Department / Korea Rural Community Corporation
    Senior Research

    In addition to his fellowship, Dr. KIM Kwan-Ho also serves as an advisor on the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation to the Ministry of Unification, establishing a variety of networks related to North Korea's agriculture and performing prolific activities.


    He focused on research to design practical and detailed plans in preparation for implementing inter-Korean projects, such as the maintenance of agricultural production base in North Korea and agricultural development and cooperation. He also analyzed the current status of North Korea's agricultural production base and land use by utilizing satellite imagery and digital topographic maps of the areas that are inaccessible. He proposed a number of measures for inter-Korean agricultural development and cooperation, especially on models for neighbouring areas of special economic zones and economic development zones (agricultural development zones). Dr. KIM Kwan-Ho demonstrated his strong interest in human rights and quality of life of people living in North Korea, particularly by conducting research on improvement of rural living environments in North Korea.


    He graduated from Kangwon National University Graduate School with a major in Agricultural Equipments and Structures.

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  • KIM Yeon Chul

    Ministry of Unification
    Minister

    Plenary Session

    KIM Yeon Chul

    Ministry of Unification
    Minister

    KIM Yeon Chul is the Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Sungkyunkwan University. He worked as Chief Researcher at Samsung Economic Research Institute and Research Professor at the Asiatic Research Institute (ARI), Korea University. He also served as Policy Advisor to the 31st Minister of Unification and as a Professor at Inje University from 2010.


    Since April 2018, Minister KIM worked as the President of Korea Institute for National Unification until his appointment as the Minister of Unification since May 2019. His books include "Dialogue of the Past 70 Years: Re-evaluating the History of Inter-Korean Relations" (Changbi, 2018), and "The Strategy of Negotiation" (Humanist, 2016), among others.

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  • KIM Dae Hee

    Korea Information Society Development Institute
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    KIM Dae Hee

    Korea Information Society Development Institute
    President

    KIM Dae-hee is the president of KISDI, Korea Information Society Development Institute, a government-affiliated think-tank for ICT Policies. Appointed in March 2017 as the president, he seeks to contribute to finding ICT policy measures and to the development of national economy in the era of so-called “4th Industrial Revolution”.


    He was a Commissioner of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), from November 2012 to March 2014. He spent most of his career as a government official working for the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the former KCC. His major positions were Assistant Chairman responsible for planning and coordination, and Director General for consumer policy and ICT Cooperation. He once served at the Korean Embassy to Washington D.C. as information and communications counselor. He also served at the Presidential Office three separate times.


    Born in Korea in 1960, KIM Dae-hee is a graduate of SungKyunKwan University(BA), Seoul National University(MPA) and Carleton University of Ottawa(MPA). He is married with one daughter and one son.

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  • KIM Hong Sang

    Korea Rural Economic Institute
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    KIM Hong Sang

    Korea Rural Economic Institute
    President

    Dr. KIM Hong Sang conducted research on the introduction of the farmland banking system and related policies, and contributed to institutionalizing the system. He also served as an Auditor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and a taskforce member of the agricultural policy reform at the Presidential Committee on Policy Planning, and worked for the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development. For his substantial contributions toward the nation’s development, he was awarded the Order of Civil Merit, Magnolia Medal in 2018. He worked as an expert member on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Rural Development in 1994.


    After joining the Korea Rural Economic Institute that same year, Dr. KIM Hong Sang carried out various policy studies on agriculture and rural areas, in the following positions: Director of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy Research, Director of Office Planning and Coordination, Chairperson of the Committee on Research Evaluation, etc. 


    He holds a B.A., a M.A., and a Ph.D. in Economics from Seoul National University.

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  • KIM Oh Seok

    Korea Environment Institute
    Research Fellow

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    KIM Oh Seok

    Korea Environment Institute
    Research Fellow

    Dr. Oh Seok KIM is an expert on the Korean Demilitarized Zone and favors spatial analysis and geographical information systems. His pioneering work, collaborated with the German research institute, entitled Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, has provided valuable insights to the DMZ. The research compares the landscape of DMZ to that of Germany’s Green Belt (Grünes Band Deutschland). As the Green Belt is considered one of the most successful environmental restoration cases in the world, the research takes advantage of the German case study to benefit future DMZ. Aside from this international cooperation, Dr. KIM is involved in numerous DMZ projects by Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Unification, Gyeonggi Province, National Institute of Ecology, Korean Institute for National Unification, and more.


    Before joining the Korea Environment Institute, Dr. KIM studied environmental impacts of Chinese border regions at Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Korea University as Visiting Scholar and Research Professor. Dr. KIM holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University and the University of Southern California, respectively, and studied Geography and Statistics at Korea University.

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  • KIM Young Joo

    Korea International Trade Association
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    KIM Young Joo

    Korea International Trade Association
    President

    On November 16, 2017, Mr. Young Ju KIM was appointed as Chairman & CEO of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), a major economic organization which provides trade advocacy for over 70,000 member companies with the objective of advancing the Korean economy through global trade. He was Chairman of the Heart to Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering marginalized children and communities in 2017, and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Economics at Yonsei University from 2009 to 2017. Also, he was a former Senior Advisor for Shin & Kim, one of Korea’s most prestigious law firms, from 2008 to 2017.


    For more than 30 years, Mr. KIM has held key roles in the Korean government’s economic policy planning and coordination. He began his civil service career in 1975 at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, moving through the ranks as Public Information Officer, Deputy Director General for the Social Affairs Budget, and Director General of the Fiscal Planning Bureau.


    Throughout his illustrious career in government, Mr. KIM has received numerous awards and honors, including citations from the Finance Minister (1977) and Prime Minister (1985), the Red Stripes Order of Service Merit (2000), and the Blue Stripes Order of Service Merit (2009). Mr. KIM has a B.A. in sociology from Seoul National University, and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

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  • Mohan KUMAR

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries
    Chairman

    Plenary Session

    Mohan KUMAR

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries
    Chairman

    Ambassador Mohan KUMAR is the Chairman of Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) since June 2018.


    Ambassador KUMAR has had an outstanding career in the Indian Foreign Service lasting 36 years which culminated in his being India's Ambassador to France based in Paris. Under his watch, the Indo-French strategic partnership was strengthened and consolidated further in spheres such as defense, space, nuclear & solar energy, smart cities and investment. Earlier, he was India's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain where he witnessed and dealt with a strategically complex region characterized by events such as the "Arab Spring".


    Ambassador KUMAR holds a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a Doctorate (Ph. D) from Sciences Po University, Paris. He also teaches at the Jindal School of International Affairs and is Vice-Dean & Professor of Diplomatic Practice. He is the author of a book entitled “Negotiation Dynamics of the WTO: An Insider’s Account”, published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018).

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  • KWON Taejin

    GS&J Institute
    Director, Research Institute for North Korea and Northeast Asia

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    KWON Taejin

    GS&J Institute
    Director, Research Institute for North Korea and Northeast Asia

    Dr. KWON Taejin is recognized as an Agricultural Economist in North Korea’s agriculture and food problem, with active participation in ODA projects targeting developing countries. As a scholar with outstanding research performance, he also has extensive experience in policy advisory to South Korea’s ministries, including the Ministry of Unification and support programs for North Korea, either directly or together with various civic groups at home and abroad.


    Before joining GS&J institute, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Korea Rural Economic Institute for 34 years.

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  • Aditi LALBAHADUR

    South African Institute of International Affairs
    Foreign Policy Programme Manager

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Aditi LALBAHADUR

    South African Institute of International Affairs
    Foreign Policy Programme Manager

    Aditi LALBAHADUR joined the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) as a researcher in December 2011 after she completed an M.Litt (with distinction) in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland. She is a Chevening Scholar (2010) and the recipient of a National Research Foundation Bursary (2001). In 2015 she was promoted to programme manage the Foreign Policy programme at SAIIA which incorporates work on China and other emerging powers in Africa.


    Before joining SAIIA in 2008 as a corporate research and media officer, Aditi LALBAHADUR provided research and speech writing support in The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa, under President Mbeki. She spent a few years before this content producing, scriptwriting and directing live television at one of South Africa’s premier TV production houses.


    She holds an Honours degree in Political Science from The University of Natal, Durban (2002) and a Bachelors degree from the same university (2001), where she undertook a triple major in Political Science, Law, and Media & Communications. She has a strong interest in the international politics of Southern Africa and publishes on South African foreign policy, peace and security regularly.

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  • LEE Su-Hoon

    Kyungnam University
    Professor

    Opening Ceremony Moderator

    LEE Su-Hoon

    Kyungnam University
    Professor

    Ambassador LEE Su-Hoon received his Ph.D. in Comparative International Development and Sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 1986. In 1986, Dr. LEE joined Kyungnam University in Korea and simultaneously assumed the position of the Associate Director at its Institute for Far East Asian Studies (IFES) in Seoul. During 2009-2014, he served as the Director of IFES, Kyungnam University.


    His monographs include “State-Building in the Contemporary Third World” (Westview Press, 1989), “World-System Analysis” (in Korean, 1993), “For a Humane World-System” (in Korean, 1999), “Crisis and Capitalism of East Asia” (in Korea, 2001), “World-System. Northeast Asia. Korean Peninsula” (in Korean, 2004), and “In Search of a Common Future in Northeast Asia” (in Korean, 2013). He has also published numerous articles and book chapters on the world order, Northeast Asia, and the Korean peninsula.


    He has served for two Presidents of the ROK government. For former President Roh Moo-hyun, since August 2005, he has served as the Chair (Ministerial level position) of the ‘Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Initiative’. For President Moon Jae-in, he was the Korean Ambassador to Japan from 2017 to 2019.

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  • LEE Han Joo

    Gyeonggi Research Institute
    President

    Parallel Session I. Track 1

    LEE Han Joo

    Gyeonggi Research Institute
    President

    Dr. LEE Han Joo, president of the Gyeonggi Research Institute, received a doctorate in economics from Seoul National University in 1994. He has been a professor of economics at Gachon University since 2004, serving as the dean and vice-president of the Graduate School of Business. He studied policy issues and coordinated national tasks while serving as the head of the First Economic Division of the Government Policy Planning Advisory Committee and chairman of the National Growth Division of the Presidential Committee. He led the development of the vision and plan for Gyeonggi Province by co-chairing the 7th Gyeonggi Provincial Governor's Transition Committee, that is New Gyeonggi Committee.


    As the head of the Gyeonggi Research Institute, he is currently working hard to come up with policy alternatives such as strengthening the competitiveness of Gyeonggi Province and enhancing the quality of life, establishing a fair economic ecosystem, expanding good jobs and establishing new welfare models.

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  • LEE ChoonGeun

    Science and Technology Policy Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Parallel Session III

    LEE ChoonGeun

    Science and Technology Policy Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr. Choon-geun LEE (cglee@stepi.re.kr), Senior Research Fellow at Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), is a researcher who has the strong background in science & technology policy, system of socialist nations including North Korea and China. His research has been concentrated on North Korea’s S&T system and its defense technologies.


    He received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in engineering from Seoul National University in Korea, and another doctoral degree in education from Beijing Normal University in China. He also has been a visiting scholar at APARC (Asia Pacific Research Center) of the Stanford University in 2008, Sociology of Science Research Center of the Peking University in 1998, IPM (Institute of Policy & Management) of the Chinese Academy of Science in 1997.

    He served as a member of the National Unification Advisory Council of Korea, vice president of the Korean Association of North Korean Studies, Special member of the Committee for Unification Preparation, chief representative of the Korea – China Science & Technology Cooperation Center, vice president of the Yanbian University of Science & technology.

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  • LEE Seogki

    Korea Institute for Industrial Economics / Trade
    Senior Research Fellow, China & North Korea Industry Division

    Parallel Session III

    LEE Seogki

    Korea Institute for Industrial Economics / Trade
    Senior Research Fellow, China & North Korea Industry Division

    LEE SeogKi is a Senior Research Fellow at Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET). He obtained his BA, MA, and Ph.D degree in Economics at Seoul National University, Korea. He joined KIET in 1988 and has been working at the institute for 30 years.


    His major research area is North Korean economy, mainly North Korean industry and firms and Inter Korean Industrial Cooperation. His notable recent studies are A Study on The Economic Reform in North Korea under Kim Jung Un (2018), Strategies and Action Plans for Industrial Cooperation between South and North Korea in Preparation for Unification (2016), North Korean Firms (2014), North Korea's Potential for Industrial Development and Tasks of South- North Cooperation (2013) and North Korean Industries and Firms in 2000s: recovery and Operation Mechanism (2010).

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  • LEE Changwon

    Korea Labor Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    LEE Changwon

    Korea Labor Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr. LEE Changwon, a senior research fellow at Korea Labor Institute, served as a director of Center for Wage and Job Research. He served as a member of Public Interest Committee at Minimum Wage Council and a chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee, International Labour and Employment Relations (ILERA) World Congress. He is currently a member of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning.


    Dr. LEE Changwon received his Master and Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago, United States.

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  • LEE Yangju

    Gyeonggi Research Institute
    Senior Researcher, Department of Ecology

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    LEE Yangju

    Gyeonggi Research Institute
    Senior Researcher, Department of Ecology

    LEE Yang Ju is senior researcher of the Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI). Dr. LEE received his Ph.D. degree from the Seoul National University in 1997, after which he became a researcher at GRI. For 23 years, he has worked on about 200 Gyeonggi-do policy reports.


    The reports focus on the green infrastructure such as forests, parks, and urban agriculture. Major concern is ‘river and mountain belt,’ which connects mountain ridge with river line. He served as a policy advisor of Environmental Ministry for the national ecological corridor, national nature reserve, and national geo park, and he also advised Gyeonggi-do for the local parks and green open space.

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  • LEE Jae-Young

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    President

    Opening Ceremony / Special Lecture / Round Table / PS7

    LEE Jae-Young

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    President

    Dr. LEE Jae-Young is the current president of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), a leading governmental economic think tank in Korea. He also serves as Chair of the Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC), and he is a member of the Presidential Committee of Northern Economic Cooperation and the Advisory Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Korean government.


    Dr. LEE previously held the position of Advisory Committee Member on the 2018 Inter- Korean Summit Preparation Committee. He was a Senior Adviser for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Security Office, Republic of Korea. He has served as President of the Korean Association of Eurasian Studies, and as visiting scholar at Harvard University and Oxford University. Other previous positions include adjunct professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Hanyang University. He was granted the title of honorary professor at the Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences.


    Dr. LEE received a Ph.D. in Economics from Moscow State University after completing his bachelor's and master's degree at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.

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  • LIM Kang-Taeg

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    President

    Parallel Session I. Track 1

    LIM Kang-Taeg

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    President

    Dr. LIM Kang-Taeg, President of Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), is an expert in the field of unification and North Korea. President LIM Kang-Taeg's research areas include North Korean foreign trade/economic policy/reform and opening, inter-Korean economic cooperation, and economic cooperation in the Northeast Asian region. He wrote "The Market-friendly Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation for Establishing the 'One-market' "(2018), "Measures for Promoting Inter- Korean Exchanges and Cooperation under the Sanctions Regime against North Korea" (2017), "Actual Operation and Development Plan for the Gaesong Industrial Complex: Lessons Learned from 11 Years of Operation (2005-2015) in the Gaesong Industrial Complex" (2016), etc.


    President LIM has been serving as member of the Expert Advisory Group, Inter-Korean Summit Preparation Committee. Also, he is Chair of the Policy Advisory Committee, the Ministry of Unification. He worked as Chairman of the Policy Committee of the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC), and was an Expert Member of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative from 2003 to 2007.


    President LIM was Senior Research Fellow of KINU. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany in 1996.

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  • LIM Eul Chul

    Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES)
    Director International Cooperation for North Korean Development (ICNK)

    Parallel Session V. Track 2

    LIM Eul Chul

    Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES)
    Director International Cooperation for North Korean Development (ICNK)

    LIM Eul Chul, Professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES) at Kyungnam University, is a researcher who has studied North Korea for nearly 28 years.


    He is leading the Center for International Cooperation for North Korean Development (ICNK) in the IFES, and has served as an advisory at Office of National Security at Cheongwadae, Promotion Committee for the South-North Summit, Ministry of Unification, Kaesong Industrial District Foundation, and KOTRA etc. He also has studied at Georgetown University of Washington D.C. as a visiting researcher.

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  • LIM Jeongkwan

    Peace Foundation Development Division, Gyeonggido
    Unification Policy Specialist

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    LIM Jeongkwan

    Peace Foundation Development Division, Gyeonggido
    Unification Policy Specialist

    Dr. LIM Jeongkwan, Unification Policy Specialist of Peace Foundation Development Division in Gyeonggi Provincial Government Office, is in charge of planning and implementing strategies for large-scale development and cooperation projects with North Korea in preparation for all-out exchanges and cooperation.


    Before joining the Provincial Government Office, he worked as a standing researcher at the Institute of Social Science in Sogang University and a research fellow at Gyeonggi Research Institute. His main areas of expertise include inter-Korean exchange and cooperation, international politics (Law), and democracy.


    He holds a J.D. from Albany Law School, and a M.S. in Comparative Politics and a B.A. in Politics from Sogang University.

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  • LIM Hyoung-Joon

    UN World Food Programme
    Head of WFP Korea office

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    LIM Hyoung-Joon

    UN World Food Programme
    Head of WFP Korea office

    LIM Hyoung-Joon, a Korean national, is Head of WFP Korea office as of November 2011. He joined WFP in January 2002 as a JPO (Junior Professional Officer) and served in Honduras, Guinea Bissau, Lao PDR, managing complex emergency operations as well as development projects. After his missions in the field, he moved to WFP HQ in Rome, Italy to serve as a donor relations officer in charge of Asia region until he was reassigned to his homeland, Korea.


    In his 20s, LIM Hyoung-Joon backpacked over 80 countries around the world for over a span of 3 and a half years. He has been engaged in several publications: published his own travel essay "I swallowed earth" in 1999 and "Let’s smile together", a children’s book in May 2012 to tell global hunger and activities of WFP based on his personal experience. He was appeared as one of main characters at a book "Global Young Korean", which was made based on KBS’s 60 minute TV documentary with the same title.


    He also contributed to newspapers, including a weekly column to Hankyoreh, one of major Korean Dailies from 1997 to 1998 and a monthly column to Hanwoolan in mid 2000s. He is often invited to give lectures and speeches at various institutions, including Government ministries, Universities, research institutes. From March to June 2015, he was a visiting professor to Seoul National University to teach an English class, "International Development Practice".


    LIM received a B.A in language and diplomatic science, a M.A in political science from H.U.F.S and MPA (Master of Public Administration) from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is married with one son.

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  • Robert LOE

    Relational Schools Foundation
    Founder / Director

    Parallel Session IV

    Robert LOE

    Relational Schools Foundation
    Founder / Director

    Dr. LOE is the Founder and Director of Relational Schools. Having studied English Literature and Education at Cambridge University, graduating in 2001 with a Double First-Class Honours, he pursued areas of specialism such as schooling and exclusion, the family and community dimensions of social exclusion and school improvement and effectiveness. He also holds an MA in Education from the University of Cambridge.

    A former teacher and senior leader, he now researches, writes and speaks on the importance of fostering positive relationships between key stakeholders in schools. In October of 2018, Dr LOE was invited to become the new CEO of Relationships Foundation, the original charity that founded and incubated the schools’ project and also works across a range of public and private sector contexts internationally.

    Dr. LOE began his career in education in 2002 as a teacher of English Literature and Linguistics at a large high school in the South East of England. There he held positions as a teacher of English and Drama and went on to become the Faculty Head of English until 2010. He moved to become an Assistant Principal that year, in charge of teaching and learning and headed up the local Training School. Dr LOE oversaw the professional development programmes for existing and newly qualified teachers as well as the university partnerships and joint research projects.

    In 2014, he moved back to academia, establishing the Relational Schools Project with Dr Michael Schluter, CBE whilst undertaking doctoral studies with the Royal College of Teachers and the Institute of Education, London. He graduated in May 2016 after just 22 months of study. He is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.

    Dr LOE is Chair of the Board of the Chilford Hundred Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust of 5 schools in England.

    He is the co-author of The Relational Teacher (2015); “Measuring What Matters” (2017) in Flip the System UK, pp. 51-60; “Time is the Currency of Relationships” (2018) in Time to Teach: Time to Reach, pp. 7-12 and considered one of the leading authorities on relationships in education.

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  • Issam LOTFI

    Strategic Studies and Advanced Watch, Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES)
    Chief Strategy Officer / Principal Researcher

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Issam LOTFI

    Strategic Studies and Advanced Watch, Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES)
    Chief Strategy Officer / Principal Researcher

    Mr. Issam LOTFI is a Statistical, Financial and Economist Engineer graduated from the National Superior Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics. He holds, also, a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hassan II University.


    After a short career at the international firm "Grant Thornton" where he was in charge of audit operations of banks and insurance and statistical and financial consulting, Mr. LOTFI had joined the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES) as a Statistician Analyst in February 2012. He is in charge, among other activities, of the monitoring of Strategic Dashboard of Morocco’s international positioning. Actually, Mr. LOTFI is a Principal Researcher at IRES. His sense of organization and responsibilities, as well as his curious naturalness have him to acquire a certain versatility.


    As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. LOTFI has coordinated several strategic studies and projects, notably those related to global issues (climate change, migration, nation branding, etc.), to diplomatic field, to domestic structural issues (social bond, competitiveness of the economy, etc.). He represented the Institute in several national and international conferences and seminars.

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  • Matteo MARCHISIO

    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    Country Director and Representative to China / Mongolia, incumbent Country Director for Korea

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    Matteo MARCHISIO

    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    Country Director and Representative to China / Mongolia, incumbent Country Director for Korea

    Mr. Matteo MARCHISIO is Country Director and IFAD Representative in China and Mongolia - and incumbent Country Director for Korea, and the Head of the IFAD East Asia Regional Hub and South-South Cooperation Center, based in Beijing, China.


    Before being appointed as Country Director and IFAD Representative in China, Mr. MARCHISIO was the IFAD Country Program Manager for China and Mongolia, based in the IFAD Headquarters in Rome. Prior to that, he was the Country Program Manager for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran.


    Before joining IFAD, he worked as Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC; as Climate Change Specialist at UNDP India in New Delhi; and as Program Officer at UNDP Ethiopia in Addis Ababa -- among other experiences, including in the academia and the private sector. He began his career with the Italian Cooperation in Colombia, working on a post-earthquake relief program.


    Over about 20 years of professional experience, Mr. MARCHISIO has demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, particularly in multicultural contexts, leading the development and implementation of various country and sectoral strategies and programs in several countries. He has extensive experience in project/program management, policy analysis and technical assistance, and partnership building in over 15 countries in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. His main areas of expertise include natural resource management and climate change.


    An Italian national, he holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, London, and a MSc in Environmental Economics from the Bocconi University, Milan.


    *The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome - the UN’s food and agriculture hub. IFAD has invested in rural people for 40 years, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, IFAD has provided US$19.7 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 474 million people.


    IFAD has been active in China since 1981, supporting the government in its efforts towards poverty reduction and rural development. Since 1981, IFAD has financed 29 projects in 28 provinces and autonomous regions, benefitting around 4.4 million households, or about 20 million farmers. Total investments are around US$ 2.19 billion, out of which about US$ 862 million from IFAD loans and grants. An envelope of US$ 152 million is allocated to China for the period 2016-2018.

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  • Vasily MIKHEEV

    Institute of World Economy / International Relations (IMEMO)
    Vice President

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Vasily MIKHEEV

    Institute of World Economy / International Relations (IMEMO)
    Vice President

    Vasily MIKHEEV was elected a Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences in 2003 and Full Member (Academik) in 2016. He is Vice President of IMEMO (Institute of World Economy and International Relations).


    Mr. MIKHEEV was Vice President of Institute for Far Eastern Studies, RAS, Director of Asia Security Program at Carnegie Moscow Office, Minister-Council at Russian Embassy to Lithuania, First Secretary at Soviet Embassy to North Korea, APEC Study Centers’ coodinator for Russia.


    He is an author of 7 individual monographs, 50 collective monographs and 360 journal and newspaper articles published in Russia, the USA, the EU, Switzerland, China, Japan, North and South Korea, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Taiwan, Kazakhstan. His most important books include: China – USA: New Dimensions of Trade Tensions (2019), The Forecast of Economic and Security Strategies of Asia Pacific Countries (2017), Disbalances of Transpacific Area (2014), Comparison of the Soviet Union on the Eve of Collapse and North Korea (2013), Global Trends 2030 (in Russian, English, Chinese), 2011, China – Japan: Strategic Cooperation and Competition in Globalizing World (2009).

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  • MIMURA Mitsuhiro

    The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)
    Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

    Parallel Session III

    MIMURA Mitsuhiro

    The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)
    Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

    Dr. MIMURA Mitsuhiro is a Senior Research Fellow of Research Division at ERINA (Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia) in Niigata, Japan.


    Dr. MIMURA received a Ph. D. in Jurisprudence from Graduate School of Law, Osaka University, Japan in 2001 for his research on the law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Upon graduation, he has conducted his research at ERINA. He also obtained a doctor of law from the DPRK in 2013 for his research on the role of the law in the economic development of the DPRK. His area of study includes the Northeast Asian economic cooperation and integration, especially related to the economy of the DPRK, the law of the DPRK, and Inter-Korean Relationship.


    Since 1996, he has visited North Korea more than forty times. He often visits various cities in Northeast Asia including Beijing, Pyongyang, Seoul, Shenyang, Tokyo, Ulaan Baatar and Vladivostok for academic exchange. He is one of the rare Japanese scholars who are able to exchange thoughts directly with North Koreans scholars in Pyongyang. Supported by colleagues in both Koreas, China, Russia, the U.S., the E.U. and Japan, his research has deep insight into how Northeast Asia and widely accepted in Northeast Asian countries including North Korea. Based on his unique experience, he advocates a new perspective of integrated North East Asian economy.

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  • MIN Jin

    Public Administration Korea National Defense University
    Honorary Professor

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    MIN Jin

    Public Administration Korea National Defense University
    Honorary Professor

    Professor MIN Jin is recognized as one of the nation’s leading scholars in public administration and defense management. He had served as a professor and Vice President of the KNDU. Currently he is a honorary professor of KNDU. He is also an adviser on the research problem of the Korea Public Administration Institute.


    During his 37 year service as a professor of the KNDU, he educated many military officers and public servants. As a prominent scholar he published several books, such as "Theory and Practice in Organization and Management" (6th ed., 2018), "Policy Management" (2016) etc. He had played a role as a military educational administrator when he was Dean and Vice President of KNDU, and served as President of Korea Society of Organization Studies.


    Before becoming a professor, he was a junior researcher of Bureau of Legislative Research, Korea National Assembly Library. After he received his Bachelors degree at Konkuk university, and received his masters degree and Phd. degree of Public Administration at Seoul National University. He conducted research as a visiting professor at Georgia University and Florida University, USA.

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  • Rastam MOHD ISA

    Institute of Strategic / International Studies (ISIS)
    Chairman / Chief Executive

    Parallel Session VII

    Rastam MOHD ISA

    Institute of Strategic / International Studies (ISIS)
    Chairman / Chief Executive

    Tan Sri Rastam MOHD ISA is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Tan Sri Rastam is former Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia in 2006-2010. He served in various capacities at the Ministry and Malaysian diplomatic missions abroad, including as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan (1994), Ambassador of Malaysia to Bosnia Herzegovina (1996-1998) , Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Indonesia (1999-2003) and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York (2003-2005).


    Tan Sri Rastam is currently Chairman of the Malaysian National Committee for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and Chairman of the Malaysian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is a Board Member of the China-Southeast Asia Research Center on the South China Sea (CSARC) and Adjunct Research Professor of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies based in Hainan, China. He chaired the ASEAN-ISIS think tank network for 2016-2017 and was co-chair of CSCAP for 2015-2017. He was also member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council–ABAC and co-chaired the ABAC Digital Innovation Working Group (DIWG) from March 2016 to May 2019.

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  • MOON Kyungyon

    Chonbuk National University
    Professor, Jimmy Carter School of International Studies

    Parallel Session V. Track 2

    MOON Kyungyon

    Chonbuk National University
    Professor, Jimmy Carter School of International Studies

    Dr. MOON Kyungyon is the Professor of Jimmy Carter School of International Studies at Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea since 2016. He served as Research Fellow at the Research Institute for North Korea Development at the Export-Import Bank of Korea from May 2014 to February 2016, Research Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University from March 2013 to April 2014, and Professional Researcher at the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID) at Yonsei University in South Korea.


    He is the Chair of International Cooperation of Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation. Before, he also served as Administration Secretary at the Committee of International Development and Cooperation at the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS) in 2013, Vice-Secretary of the KAIDEC from January 2013 to April 2014 and Member of Policy Advisory Committee of the NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea.


    Dr. MOON received his master's degree from the University of Oslo, Norway and doctoral degree from Cranfield University in Britain. His research interests include poverty reduction, aid architecture, famine in North Korea, and civil movement in humanitarian and development assistance, international cooperation with a special focus on food aid.

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  • Nial MOORES

    Birds Korea
    Director

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    Nial MOORES

    Birds Korea
    Director

    Since 2004, Dr. Nial MOORES has been the Director of Birds Korea, a small and specialized NGO based in Busan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), which is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats in Korea and the wider Yellow Sea Ecoregion.

    The work of Birds Korea is predicated on the understanding that birds are important bio-indicators of ecosystem health and of ecosystem change; and that conservation of avian biodiversity is an essential component of environmental sustainability, as called for by international conservation conventions and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    As an ecological planner and conservation scientist, MOORES has conducted bird and wetland surveys throughout the ROK and in many parts of coastal East Asia. He has also conducted a dozen research visits to the DPRK between 2014 and 2019, surveying wetlands and coastal areas; training officials from the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection and State Academy of Science researchers; and presenting at several local and national workshops relevant to biodiversity conservation.

    MOORES has a Master’s Degree in ecological planning from Kyushu University, Japan; and a PhD focused on the conservation of avian biodiversity in Yellow Sea habitats from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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  • NAM Sang-yirl

    Korea Information Society Development Institute
    Head of Center for ICT Trade / Inter-Korean Cooperation Research

    Parallel Session III

    NAM Sang-yirl

    Korea Information Society Development Institute
    Head of Center for ICT Trade / Inter-Korean Cooperation Research

    NAM Sang-yirl is a senior research fellow and head of Center for ICT Trade and Inter-Korean Cooperation Research at the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI). KISDI is a government-affiliated policy research institute, in Korea, focusing on socio-economic aspects of broadcasting as well as telecommunications, and international cooperation.


    His main research interests are in international trade policy, technical barriers to trade (TBT), trade and development, information and communication technology (ICT) cooperation in international organizations, and inter-Korean cooperation. Before join in KISDI, he worked as a research fellow at the Korea Institute for Industrial Economy and Trade (KIET) and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). He served as the advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of Republic of Korea on international trade policy issues. He gave consultation to foreign countries including Mongolia, Cambodia, and Brazil for their economic development and trade policy related issues. He also served as the executive director of APEC Education Foundation (AEF), the executive director of Korean National Center for APEC Studies Consortium, and the executive director of Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC). Besides, he served as a vice chair of Working Party on Information Economy (WPIE), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and currently serves as the chair of Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TELWG), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).


    He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and his Ph.D. degree in Economics from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A. He was given ministerial citations from the Ministry of Information and Communications, and from the Korea Communications Commission, Republic of Korea, respectively.

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  • Rose NGUGI

    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
    Executive Director

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Rose NGUGI

    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
    Executive Director

    Dr. Rose NGUGI is an economist and holds a PhD from Business School Birmingham University, UK specializing in Financial Markets, Masters and Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She has vast teaching experience in the University of Nairobi, School of Economics where she started as an Assistant Lecturer in 1997 rising up to senior lecturer in 2014.


    She served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Executive Director, Africa Group 1, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. from 2010 to 2016. Dr. NGUGI has been a member of Central Bank of Kenya, Monetary Policy Committee whose main responsibility is formulation of monetary policy from 2008 to 2010 and 2005 to 2007.


    Dr. NGUGI is currently the Executive Director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). She is involved in providing technical guidance and capacity building on policy and strategy formulation to the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders, with the overall aim of contributing to the achievement of national development goals.


    Dr. NGUGI has published widely. Her research interests are in public policy, financial sector, investments, reforms and institutional issues.

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  • NGUYEN Thi Hoai Linh

    Vietnam Women’s Union
    Director General of International Relations Department

    Parallel Session V. Track 1

    NGUYEN Thi Hoai Linh

    Vietnam Women’s Union
    Director General of International Relations Department

    Ms. NGUYEN Thi Hoai Linh started working for VWU in 1995 as a staff of International Relations Department.


    She later was promoted to be Vice Director of the VWU Center for Support of Women, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health; Vice Director of the VWU Center for Women and Development; Director General of the Standing Office of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women (NCFAW); and Director General of the VWU Planning and Finance Department. She has been working as Director General of VWU International Relations Department (IRD) since 2012.


    She is Presidium member of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Executive member of several friendship associations between Vietnam and other countries, such as the US, Canada, Cuba, Laos, Myanmar, etc.


    Apart from international cooperation, she is active in the fields of gender equality, responses to violence against women and children, community development. E.g. between 2010-2012, she was Director of the Spanish-supported project "Financial Planning Capacity to Reduce Domestic Violence".


    She has BA degrees in Linguistics and Banking. She received M.A of International Relations and Diplomacy in 2002 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom. She is a mother to 2 children, one boy and one girl.

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  • NGUYEN Dinh Cung

    Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)
    President

    Parallel Session VII

    NGUYEN Dinh Cung

    Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)
    President

    Dr. NGUYEN Dinh Cung has been working at the Central Institute for Economic Management of Vietnam (CIEM) since 1983. From 1997 to 2000, he served as the Deputy Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Department. From 2000 to 2009, Dr. NGUYEN held the position of Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Department. From 2009 to 2013, he acted as the Vice President of CIEM. Dr. NGUYEN Dinh Cung was officially appointed as President of the CIEM in May 2014.


    Dr. NGUYEN currently holds memberships of the Vietnam Economic Association, Prime Minister's Task Force for the Enterprise Law's Enforcement, and Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI).


    Dr. NGUYEN possesses extensive experience with research and consultation in the areas of Vietnam's Institutional Reforms toward a Market Economy. He assumed the role of key drafter of the Enterprise Law in 1999, Enterprise Law in 2005 and amended Enterprise Law in 2014. He is at this stage leading the further amendment of the Enterprise Law. Since 2009, Dr. NGUYEN has been advocating and preparing detailed plans for comprehensively restructuring the economy and renovating growth paradigm of Vietnam. Also, he led and performed major research projects on Vietnam's competitiveness at both national and sectoral levels.

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  • OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin

    First President of Mongolia
    (1990 ~ 1997)

    Opening Ceremony

    OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin

    First President of Mongolia
    (1990 ~ 1997)

    Born in 1942 in Zakhvan, OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin graduated in 1965 with a degree in mining and Engineering at the Mining Institute of Leningrad University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Technical Engineering Science and another one in Economic Sciences, in Moscow and Saint Petersburg Universities respectively.


    OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin started his professional career as an Officer of the Ministry of Industry in Mongolia in 1967. After being a supervising engineer for five years in the Sharyn Gol mine, OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin started his career within the Government of Mongolia, as deputy minister, reaching the presidency of the country in 1990, a position he bore for 7 years.


    After his run on the governmental sphere, OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin founded and currently chairs the “OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin Foundation” and has been a member of the Constitutional Court of Mongolia from 2005 to 2016. Nowadays, he also holds the position of Director of the Ecological Center of the Science and Technology University of Mongolia and Professor and advisor to the School of Mining Engineering at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology since 2010.

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  • OH Jae Hak

    The Korea Transport Institute
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    OH Jae Hak

    The Korea Transport Institute
    President

    Dr. OH Jae Hak graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Seoul National University in 1980 and obtained his PhD degree in Transport Studies at University College London in 1990. Since 1992, he has been working for The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI). He spent one-year as an associate professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology from 1994 to 1995.


    During the last 27 years, Dr. OH has managed more than 70 of KOTI’s transport and logistics research projects. During 2006 to 2011, he was the project manager of the national R&D, “Transport Connectivity and Transfer Technology Development.” He has played a key role in innovating transport systems for green growth and formulating national infrastructure policies for the Korean government. Since 2009, Dr. OH has been the research project manager of High- Speed Rail (KTX) economic zone development which aims to promote regional and urban development through KTX station area development. At present, he is a SC Member of WCTR-Society and an Editorial Board Member for the WCTR Journal of Transport Policy.


    Also, Dr. OH is Chairperson of International Scientific Committee of EASTS (East-Asian Society of Transportation Studies).

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  • PARK Youngja

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Research Fellow, North Korean Studies Division

    Parallel Session V. Track 1

    PARK Youngja

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Research Fellow, North Korean Studies Division

    PARK Youngja is a research fellow at the North Korean Studies Division at Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). Prior to joining KINU, she was a research professor at the Ewha Institute for Unification Studies at Ewha Woman’s University. She was also a senior/visiting research fellow at the Institute of East Asian Regional Studies at Sungkyunkwan University, and an academic research professor at the Research Institute of Asian Women at Sookmyung Women’s University.


    She is a member of advisory committee at the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC), policy committee at the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC), policy evaluation committee/advisory committee at the Ministry of Unification.

    PARK Youngja has received her Ph.D in Political Science and Diplomacy from Sungkyunkwan University. Her research interests include North Korean politics, comparative systems, political change, cleavage and integration. 

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  • PARK Eun-Jin

    National Institute of Ecology
    Director, Division of Administrative Planning

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    PARK Eun-Jin

    National Institute of Ecology
    Director, Division of Administrative Planning

    Dr. PARK Eun-Jin is recognized as an expert on transboudary conservation policy, serving as a member of Korean Committee of the UNESCO MAB (Man and Biosphere), standing committee member of the National Unification Advisory Council (2013-2015), Border Area policy deliberating council member, and participating in IUCN Transboundary Conservation Special Group.


    She received her PhD from the Graduate School of Environmental Studies in Seoul National University and added up research experience on carbon sequestration as a research associate at Michigan State University (2000-2005) and a research fellow at Gyeonggi Research Institute, conducting many research projects on the national- and local-level management of natural resources and ecosystem services (2006-2014). She conducted studies focused on the establishment of the DMZ Peace Park, designation and management of the DMZ as a biosphere reserve, and sustainable development policy and ecosystem services.


    Her work includes, 'The Conservation Value of Major Resources in the Korean DMZ area (2010)', 'Management Framework for the Korea DMZ Biosphere Reserve (2012)', and 'Whispers of the DMZ (2013)'. The primary interest of Dr. PARK is the assessment of sustainability and values of natural resources and ecosystem services. She is also interested in the institutional protection of the DMZ ecosystem and building up sustainable development by participatory processes and perception of local people.

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  • PARK Hun-Min

    Korea Legislation Research Institute
    Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law

    Parallel Session VI

    PARK Hun-Min

    Korea Legislation Research Institute
    Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law

    Dr. PARK Hun-Min began his career as a founding member since the launch of the KLRI Unification Legislation Research Team in 2015 and devoted his service to the study of Korean Unification Law and Inter-Korean Relation Law. While previous studies on Korean Unification Law have focused on North Korea’s “Sudden Change” or conflict situation, he has conducted the research with a major interest in the Legislation which is related to the improvement of Inter-Korea cooperation and promotion of reform & opening door policy in North-Korea. As research project, he has studied the ‘Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act’, Bill of ‘Special Act on Designation and Management of Peace Economic Zone’ etc.

    Dr. PARK has cooperated with the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of Legislation as a specialist of Korean Unification Law and Inter-Korean relation Law. He also served as a member of Legislation Support Board in National Assembly, a member of Joint Research Group for Korean Peninsula Peace and Prosperity in National Research Council for Economic, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRC). He does study and consultation in administrative law and other comparative law area as well.

    He holds Bachelor of Law, Master of Law, Ph.D. in Law Degrees of Seoul National University College of Law and its graduate school. His major education in legal field was Public Law, especially Administrative Law. He has been working at the KLRI since 2014. 

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  • RA Youngsun

    Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET)
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    RA Youngsun

    Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET)
    President

    Dr. RA Youngsun is one of the prominent scholars specialized in Vocational Education and Training. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology and serves as the president of KRIVET (Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training) since December 2017.


    Dr. RA played a leading role in conducting a series of policy and governance research regarding facilitation of vocational competency development for adults, such as job seekers and employees. Furthermore, she made significant contributions for improving employ-ability and socioeconomic status through vocational competency development. Notably, her active involvement in designing the innovative policy proposals, such as individual training account led to the paradigm shift for vocational training delivery system to consumer-oriented governance. Additionally, her experience as a member of the public committees, such as the National Labor Relations Commission and Minimum wage Commission, shed light on the strong link between labor rights assurance and vocational competency development.


    She also dedicated her talent to establishing qualification system and skill improvement plans for newly developing countries, such as Vietnam and countries in Africa and Latin America, by participating in KSP (Korean Development Experiences & Knowledge Sharing Program) operated by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and KDI.

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  • Jos C.N. RAADSCHELDERS

    John Glenn College of Public Affairs The Ohio State University
    Professor / Associate Dean

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    Jos C.N. RAADSCHELDERS

    John Glenn College of Public Affairs The Ohio State University
    Professor / Associate Dean

    Jos C.N. RAADSCHELDERS is professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Faculty Director of Professional Development and Training Programs at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. He is also affiliated as professor at the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.


    His research focuses on the nature of the study of public administration, the position and role of government in society, administrative history, comparative government, and civil service systems. He has published 150 articles and books chapters, 50 book review essays, and (co-)authored and (co-)edited multiple smaller and larger books.


    His teaching concerns nowadays mainly overviews of the role and position of government in society, but he has taught a wide range of courses in the study of public administration since 1983. Since the mid-1980s, he has developed and offered custom-made programs for public servants from various countries across the globe (elected officeholders, career civil servants, diplomats, military, police).


    He has a BA in history and textiles (including a degree in history of art) from Teachers College, Delft, the Netherlands (1979), an MA in History with minors in public administration and international relations, University of Leiden, the Netherlands (1982), and a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, University of Leiden (1990).


    He served as Managing Editor of Public Administration Review (2006-2011) and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Before coming to the John Glenn College, he worked at the Department of Public Administration, University of Leiden (1983-1998), and the Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma (1998-2011).

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  • Saowaruj RATTANAKHAMFU

    Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
    Senior Research Fellow, Science and Technology Development Policy

    Parallel Session VII

    Saowaruj RATTANAKHAMFU

    Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
    Senior Research Fellow, Science and Technology Development Policy

    Dr. Saowaruj RATTANAKHAMFU has worked at Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) since 2008. Currently she is a senior research fellow and head of the competitiveness policy team at TDRI. Her work focuses on enhancing competitiveness through innovation and industrial policies. She is also familiar with ASEAN trade and investment policies.


    She earned a bachelor of social science in international relations (honors) from Chulalongkorn University, a master in economics from the University of Washington, and a doctorate in economics from the University of Melbourne.

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  • Celia M. REYES

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
    President

    Parallel Session VII

    Celia M. REYES

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
    President

    Dr. Celia M. REYES is the new and first woman president of Philippine Institute for Development Studies. She specializes in the field of econometrics and has conducted and published numerous research and policy papers on poverty assessments and evaluations of social protection programs. She is also the network leader of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), providing free technical assistance to local government units in the country in the implementation of the CBMS. The CBMS is a local poverty monitoring tool she developed under the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies project. As an expert in poverty research, Dr. REYES has been engaged as project leader and resource person in various consultancy projects of international organizations such as the ASEAN Secretariat, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Development Programme, Australian Agency for International Development, Canadian International Development Agency, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, International Development Research Centre, and World Bank, among others.


    She has also served as president of the Philippine Economic Society in 2011 and has been an adviser to various national government technical working groups on poverty monitoring and indicator systems in the country since the early 1990s. She is currently the chairperson of the interagency committee on poverty statistics convened by the Philippine Statistics Authority, as well as the editorin- chief of the Philippine Journal of Development, PIDS' multidisciplinary social science journal that publishes policy-oriented studies and researches on development issues in the Asia-Pacific region.


    Dr. REYES is a cum laude graduate of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • SASAO Toshiaki

    International Christian University
    Professor

    Parallel Session IV

    SASAO Toshiaki

    International Christian University
    Professor

    A social and community psychologist, SASAO Toshiaki is Professor (Psychology & Education) and Department Chair, Department of Education and Language Education, at International Christian University (ICU), Japan. He directs ICU's Peace Research Institute and coordinates the Interdisciplinary Peace Studies Program. As part of Peace Research Institute activities, Dr. SASAO Toshiaki organizes a Peace Forum and Field Trip to Korea every year for ICU students, and is in the middle of planning for another trip to Korea in commemorating the 100th anniversary of Korean Independence Movement. For almost 30 years, his teaching and research have taken him to various places such the U.S., Poland, Japan, and South Korea.


    In 1992, Dr. SASAO experienced the 4.29 Los Angeles Riots after the verdict of Rodney King incident, which led to his active involvement as a researcher with the local Korean American and other immigrant communities in the 1990s. After his teaching and research at UCLA, he started his faculty job at ICU, Japan, in 1997. ICU is the only liberal arts college in Japan established, after the war, to promote peace in the educating the future generations. During the past 22 years at ICU, Dr. SASAO taught at Yonsei University Summer International School (2007-2012), and the National University of Opole, Poland (2010-2016) as a rector-appointed Professor of Psychology.


    Dr. SASAO's research interests include: evidence-based social and community interventions in ethnic and cultural communities and schools with a focus on social justice, social capital and psychosocial resources; innovative evaluation methods in community and school settings; pedagogical strategies and issues in multicultural contexts; and institutional and individual well-being in schools, work settings, and communities, application of peace psychology to understand global conflicts and educational disparities.


    Dr. SASAO Toshiaki is a Fellow with American Psychological Association and the Society for Community & Research Action; a Salzburg Global Fellow, Austria; and a Senior Fellow at Tsukuba University, Japan, in addition to members of Japanese Psychological Association, Japanese Society of Community Psychology, Peace Studies Association of Japan, and Psychologists for Social Responsibility.


    Dr. SASAO earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1988), and a B.S. (1979) and an M.Ed. (1981) from the University of Washington. His post-doctoral work was at UCLA (1988-89) as a research fellow with the Institute of American Cultures and the University of Illinois at Chicago (2003-2004) as a NIMH fellow.

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  • Gerhard SCHRÖDER

    Former Chancellor of Germany
    (1998 ~ 2005)

    Opening Ceremony

    Gerhard SCHRÖDER

    Former Chancellor of Germany
    (1998 ~ 2005)

    Gerhard SCHRÖDER was born on April 7th, 1944 in Mossenberg, Germany. After completing an apprenticeship and graduating from secondary school, Chancellor SCHRÖDER began to study law and passed the first state examination in 1971. He passed the second state examination in 1976 and received admission to practice law.


    In 1980-1986 and 1998-2005, he was a member of the German Bundestag. He won the 1990 election to Minister-President of the State of Lower Saxony. On 27 October 1998, Gerhard SCHRÖDER was sworn in as the seventh Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. He remained in office until 2005. Chancellor SCHRÖDER is currently a freelance lawyer in Hannover.

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  • Soyeon SCHRÖDER-KIM

    NRW.INVEST Korea
    Representative

    Special Lecture

    Soyeon SCHRÖDER-KIM

    NRW.INVEST Korea
    Representative

    SCHRÖDER-KIM is the Head of NRW.INVEST Korea representing the Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia in Korea. She has majored in German studies, Economics and Japanese studies at the Philipps University Marburg/Germany. Upon returning from Germany she went on to study at the Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies where she earned a Master’s Degree with top honors. She has completed the coursework for Ph. D. program at the same institution, and is currently a Ph. D. candidate at the Department of German and European Studies, Chung Ang University. SCHRÖDER-KIM has formerly worked as a lecturer at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies as well as a researcher for the BK21 Project Team of the same institution. She also worked in the News Division of KBS, Korea’s national broadcasting company. SCHRÖDER-KIM has demonstrated her leadership as the CEO of the Korean subsidiary of STAR AG, a Swiss IT solutions group. She now heads the NRW.INVEST Korea. She is also managing director of consulting company Eurasiapartners.

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  • Bernhard SELIGER

    Hanns-Seidel Foundation Korea
    Resident Representative

    Parallel Session VI

    Bernhard SELIGER

    Hanns-Seidel Foundation Korea
    Resident Representative

    Dr. Bernhard SELIGER is currently resident representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation in Korea, based in Seoul, consulting NGOs, academic and public institutions in questions of unification. He frequently travels to North Korea, where he implements capacity-building projects, among others in forestry, biodiversity, organic agriculture and the introduction of the clean development mechanism. He serves as associate of North Korean Review as well as founding editor of the website www. asianintegration.org. Over 10 years, he also works on sustainable development issues in the inner-Korean border area and in February 2015 participated as an expert in a DMZ by UNESCAP. In 2006 the honorary citizenship of Seoul was conferred by the later president of South Korea, then mayor Lee Myung-Bak, on Bernhard SELIGER. In 2012 he became honorary citizen of Gangwon province, partner province of Hanns-Seidel-Foundation in implementing projects of sustainable development in the border area.


    He edited and wrote numerous articles and books, among them most recently 2015 East Asia and Eastern Europe in a Globalized Perspective – Lessons from Korea and Estonia, Ordnungspolitische Dialoge Vol. 5, Frankfurt Main: Peter Lang Verlag, ISBN 978-3-631-66860-3. (together with Jueri Sepp and Ralph Wrobel). Others include The Shrimp that Became a Tiger, Transformation Theory and Korea's Rise After the Asian Crisis, Peter Lang Verlag, Emerging Market Studies, Frankfurt: 2013; (with Gi-Woong Son et al.), 'Geurin detangteu' silcheonjeolyak: hwangyeonggongdongche hyeongseong-gwa jeobgyeongjiyeok ∙ DMZ pyeonghwasaengtae-jeok iyongbangan (Green Détente implementation strategy: formation of an ecological community and measures to use the border region peacefully and ecologically), Seoul: Korean Institute for National Unification, ISBN: 978-89- 8479-792-5, 2014; (with Jüri Sepp, Ralph Wrobel) Innovationssysteme und Wohlstandsentwicklung in der Welt (Innovation systems and prosperity in the world), Ordnungspolitische Dialoge Vol. 4, Frankfurt/ Main: Peter Lang Verlag, ISBN 978-3-631-65024-0.

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  • SEO Jaechul

    Greenkorea United
    Senior Expert

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    SEO Jaechul

    Greenkorea United
    Senior Expert

    Mr. SEO Jaechul has been recording and investigating the DMZ's ecological and cultural history for about 20 years. In 2006, he walked the 155-mile-long ceasefire line of the DMZ to record the ecological environment and cultural history for the first time at home and abroad. Between 2015 to 2017, Mr. SEO also went directly inside the DMZ and surveyed more than 60 GP locations in person.


    In 2008, with the staff members of the Green Korea United, Mr. SEO created and presented the report on environmental status of the DMZ containing the spatial nature of the DMZ for the first time in Korea and abroad. In 2018, he participated as a key staff in publishing the DMZ's life and peace report, a field survey report on the ecology and biodiversity of the DMZ, as a joint report between the Green Korea United and the Korea National Arboretum. In 2015, Mr. SEO also published a book titled 'Walk the Last Demilitarized Zone on Earth' based on his research into the spatial nature of the DMZ. In 2018, he has serialized his DMZ stories seven times in the Hankyoreh, one of the representative newspapers in Korea.


    Since 2006, he has also continued to conduct safety consulting on forest fires and landslides based on the investigation into disaster risk in the military bases stationed in the DMZ.

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  • SEONG Kyoung Ryung

    National Research Council for Economics, Humanities / Social Sciences
    Chairman

    Opening Ceremony / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    SEONG Kyoung Ryung

    National Research Council for Economics, Humanities / Social Sciences
    Chairman

    SEONG Kyoung Ryung is the 7th (current) Chairman of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRC). As the Chairman, he represents and governs the 26 government think tanks of Korea, which provide expertise and scientific research for policy makers. Since taking office, Chairman SEONG has renewed the efforts to design and support policy strategies for Korea by bridging the gap between theory and policy. Most notably he contributed to the establishment of the policy framework for “Inclusive Growth”. Internationally, Chairman SEONG Kyoung Ryung spearheads NRC think tanks’ efforts to expand their network in support of the “New Southern Policy” and “New Northern Policy” by establishing new cooperative relationships with institutions in Korea and aboard.


    Chairman SEONG’s expertise is in Sociology in which he received a Ph. D. from Stanford University. He also had an extensive career as Professor of Sociology at Hallym University where he taught for more than 30 years and also served as the Dean for the College of Social Sciences.


    He provided his services to the government as the Chief of Staff for Policy from 2007 to 2008 at the Office of the President. He is also noted for his leadership as the Chairman of the Presidential Committee for Balanced National Development where he led and established the policy measures to organize Innovation City and cluster in Korea.

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  • Megawati SOEKARNOPUTRI

    Former President of Indonesia

    Opening Ceremony

    Megawati SOEKARNOPUTRI

    Former President of Indonesia

    Megawati SOEKARNOPUTRI served as the President of Indonesia from 2001 to 2004. She is currently Chairperson of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan). She was the country’s first female president and the fourth woman to lead a predominantly Muslim nation. Megawati SOEKARNOPUTRI is the daughter of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno. She is also the first Indonesian leader born after Indonesia proclaimed its independence.


    President SOEKARNOPUTRI first entered Indonesian politics in 1983 and was elected to the People’s Representative Council as a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party. She ran for presidency in 1999 after the resignation of Suharto. She served as Vice President under Abdurrahman Wahid but became President when Wahid was removed from office in 2001 on charges of corruption. She has raised her voice on international affairs as a leader of the ASEAN countries. She also campaigned for Aung San Suu Kyi’s freedom when Suu Kyi was under the house arrest. 


    President SOEKARNOPUTRI studied Agriculture at Padjadjaran University (1965–1967) and Psychology at the University of Indonesia (1971 – 1972).

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  • SONG Young Hoon

    Kangwon University
    Director, Kangwon Institute for Unification Studies

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    SONG Young Hoon

    Kangwon University
    Director, Kangwon Institute for Unification Studies

    SONG Young Hoon is Director of the Kangwon Institute for Unification Studies and Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science at Kangwon National University. Before joining the university, he had worked for the Korea Institute for National Unification and the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University.


    Dr. SONG received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2011. His research interests lie in international relations theory, conflict and forced migration, international human rights and humanitarianism, and inter-Korean relations. His recent publication includes "International Humanitarianism and Refugee Protection: Consequences of Labeling and Politicization" and "Conflict, International Response, and Forced Migration in Sub- Saharan Africa, 1980-2007".

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  • SONG Chi Ung

    Science and Technology Policy Institute
    Chief Director, Division of Global Innovation Strategy

    Parallel Session III

    SONG Chi Ung

    Science and Technology Policy Institute
    Chief Director, Division of Global Innovation Strategy

    Dr. SONG ChiUng (cusong@stepi.re.kr), Senior Research Fellow at Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), is a researcher who has a strong background both in global cooperation in Science, Technology & Innovation as well as in Economics of Technology and Innovation.


    Dr. SONG is currently the Chief Director of the Division for Global Innovation Strategy in STEPI. He has actively participated in various global cooperation projects in science, technology and innovation during the last few years.


    Dr. SONG also has been a visiting scholar at CISTP (Center for International Science and Technology Policy) of George Washington University in 2014. From 2012 to 2016, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Urban Planning in Gachon University. At the same time, he has provided lectures on Economics at Hankook University of Foreign Studies, Kyonggi University and Seoul National University.


    In addition, Dr. SONG has been a key member of various academic societies such as the Korea Productivity Association (editorial board), the Korea Society for Innovation Management and Economics (member of board) and International Association of Area Studies (vice president). As a policy researcher, Dr. Song served as an expert advisor for Presidential Advisory Council on Education, Science and Technology during the year of 2011.

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  • SOUNG Jea Hyen

    Korean Institute of Criminology
    Research Fellow / Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division

    Parallel Session VI

    SOUNG Jea Hyen

    Korean Institute of Criminology
    Research Fellow / Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division

    Dr. SOUNG Jea Hyen is a research fellow and Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Division at the Korean Institute of Criminology. He is also an adjunct professor teaching criminal law at the HanKuk University of Foreign Studies. He was a Brain Korea 21 (BK21) postdoctoral research fellow and was a professor of law at the Sungkyunkwan University Law School in 2011.


    He has been an advisor to a number of government ministries. From 2014 to present, he has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Justice, the Policy Advisory Committee on Women and Children of the Ministry of Justice, the Unification Legislation Committee of the Ministry of Unification, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Committee of the Office for Government Policy Coordination. He has also served as a special expert commissioner to the Supreme Court of Korea since 2012, and a member of the Asset Recovery Interagency Network- Asia Pacific (ARIN-AP) since 2014.


    He spent much of his life dedicated to research and projects into different subject areas that include sentencing, crime prevention & criminal justice, transitional justice, and transnational organized crime. His recent scholarly publications include "Remedial Measures for Effective Cybercrime Investigation," "Analysis of Causes and Environmental Factors related to Incidence of Sexual Violence," and "Forensic science meets clinical pharmacology: pharmacokinetic model based estimation of alcohol concentration of a defendant as requested by a local prosecutor's office."


    He earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Law from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies summa cum laude in 2009.

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  • Kathleen STEPHENS

    Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)
    President / CEO

    Opening Ceremony / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Kathleen STEPHENS

    Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)
    President / CEO

    Ambassador (ret.) Kathleen STEPHENS is a former American diplomat. She was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea 2008-2011. Other overseas assignments included postings to China, former Yugoslavia, Portugal, Northern Ireland, where she was U.S. Consul General in Belfast during the negotiations culminating in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, and India, where she was U.S. Charge ‘d Affaires (2014-2015).


    Ambassador STEPHENS also served in a number of policy positions in Washington at the Department of State and the White House. These included acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (2012), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2005-2007), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2003-2005), and National Security Council Director for European Affairs at the Clinton White House.


    Kathleen STEPHENS was William J. Perry Fellow for Korea at Stanford University 2015-2018. She is a Mansfield Foundation Distinguished Fellow, Pacific Century Institute board chairman, vice-chair of the board of trustees for The Asia Foundation, and on the board of The Korea Society. She has been President and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America since September 2018, based in Washington, DC.

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  • Marie-Yon STRÜCKER

    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Environmental Consultant

    Parallel Session VI

    Marie-Yon STRÜCKER

    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Environmental Consultant

    Ms. Marie-Yon STRÜCKER works as Environmental Consultant for the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Division at UN Environment Programme (Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok). In addition, she serves as International Cooperation Manager of the National Nature Trust Korea, which she joined as part of her Mercator fellowship provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. Before being awarded the Mercator fellowship, she worked as Research Associate at the NEES Institute of Biodiversity of Plants in Bonn. She is committed to interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange between Europe and Asia focusing on biodiversity and natural heritage in the Korean DMZ with reference to the successful German Green Belt (Grünes Band Deutschland).


    Ms. STRÜCKER holds a Masters in Biomechanics from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in Biomimetics and Bio-Inspiration from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen. In addition to her professional and research experience, Marie-Yon STRÜCKER worked for the South Korean broadcasting station KBS.

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  • SUH Bo-hyuk

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Director of Peace Research Division

    Parallel Session I. Track 1

    SUH Bo-hyuk

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Director of Peace Research Division

    Dr. SUH Bo-hyuk is Director of Peace Research Division at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). Dr. SUH is the President of the Association of Comparative Peace Studies and the Vice-President of the Korean Association of North Korean Studies, and was Research Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) of Seoul National University, and an Expert Adviser on the North Korean human rights at the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK). He majors in political science, especially in peace and human rights issue in the context of protracted conflict. He has been advising governmental and nongovernmental organizations on South Korea's North Korea policy for about twenty years.


    Dr. SUH's recent writings include Peace Studies from Korean Perspectives (Korean, 2019), Korean Peace Thoughts (Coedited, Korean, 2018), North Korean Human Rights: Crafting a More Effective Framework (2016), Division Violence (Coedited, Korean, 2016), Asia-Pacific between Conflict and Reconciliation (Co-authorship, 2016), "The Right to Peace and the Anti-THAAD Movement," at the Journal of Peace and Unification (2019), and "Resolving Korean Conflict through the Combination of Human Rights and Human Security" at the Korean Journal of International Politics (2016).

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  • SUH Chang-Hoon

    Chairman, Woosuk University
    President, Jeonbuk Daily Newspaper

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    SUH Chang-Hoon

    Chairman, Woosuk University
    President, Jeonbuk Daily Newspaper

    Dr. SUH Chang-Hoon, president of Jeonbuk Daily Newspaper and chairman of the Woosuk Educational Foundation, is a renowned journalist in Korea and chairman of a distinguished private university in Honam Province.


    Dr. SUH, a director of Korean Foundation for World Aid which is an international non-profit organization and private aid organization, has devoted himself to relief efforts in North Korea to ensure peace and stability on the Korean peninsula from 2005 to 2010. He has served as a member of 14th Committee of the National Unification Advisory Council from 2009 to 2011. He is now a vice-chairman of Research Foundation of the Korean Peninsula Peace and Economic Development Strategy.


    He organized the Kimgeuntae Democracy Institute and the Institution for East Asia Peace to promote peace, mutual prosperity and democracy on the Korean Peninsula at Woosuk University. This allows Woosuk University to host the Unification Education Center, which is one of the Unification Education Support Projects sponsored by Ministry of Unification, leading residents and students of Jeonbuk province to get a variety of unification education programs.


    He received his B.A. from Seoul National University and honorary doctorate degree from Gongshang University in China.

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  • Chistian TAAKS

    Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
    Head of Korea Office

    Parallel Session I. Track 1

    Chistian TAAKS

    Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
    Head of Korea Office

    Mr. Christian TAAKS, born 1961, studied sinology, communication science/journalism and Theater Arts in Tübingen, Hamburg, Taipei and Berlin. He received his Ph.D. at Free University Berlin on a historical topic.


    Since the late 1980s he worked in the field of development cooperation for several German institutions. In 2004 he joined the German political foundation Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), where he held since then several posts, amongst others, Director of Scholarship Programmes, Head of European and Transatlantic Dialogue Division and Head of Asia Division.


    Since September 2018 he is the Head of FNFs Korea office, based in Seoul.

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  • Palikone THALONGSENGCHANH

    National Agriculture / Forestry Institute (NAFRI)
    Senior Researcher, Cooperation-Planning

    Parallel Session VII

    Palikone THALONGSENGCHANH

    National Agriculture / Forestry Institute (NAFRI)
    Senior Researcher, Cooperation-Planning

    Dr. Palikone THALONGSENGCHANH is Senior Researcher at the National Agriculture and Forestry Institute (NAFRI).


    He was nominated as journey staff for riparian country at MRCs in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) for Water Utilization Program (WUP) (2002-2004), and was project manager for Watershed + Water Resource Management for Nam Ngum and Nam Theun Rivers, which was a hydropower dams control project (2000-2005). In 2006, he was nominated for Deputy Director of Land and Natural Resources Research Information Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).


    In 2012, Dr. THALONGSENGCHANH was nominated as Assistant to the Spokesman and Deputy Director of the Public Relation Department of the Prime Minister's Office. In 2014, he was nominated to work for the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and currently serves as its Senior Researcher.


    Some of his other working experiences include Member of the National Science and Research for Policy since 2007; National Board Committee member for the education improvement and development since 2008; and Member of the Mekong Region Land Governance since 2010.


    Dr. THALONGSENGCHANH received his Master of Science of Water Resources Management "Ecology-Hydrology" from the University of Water Resources and Hydrology, Sankt- Petersburg, Russian Federation (Former Soviet Union) (1989-1995), and his PhD in Geography in Water and Natural Resources Management from the University of Water Resources and Hydrology, Sankt- Petersburg, Russian Federation (Soviet Union) (1996-2000). He also received a MIF and JSPS scholarship – as a Postdoctoral Fellowship and Visiting Professor on Land, Water, Climate and Ecology in Kyoto University (Department of Geophysics and Disaster Prevention Research Institute), Kyoto, Japan (2005-2008).

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  • Asle TOJE

    Political Scientist
    Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

    Opening Ceremony / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Asle TOJE

    Political Scientist
    Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

    Asle TOJE (b. 1974) is a roving Political Scientist. He is the former Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, and a current member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. After completing his PhD in Cambridge (2006), Asle TOJE has lectured and taught at universities in Europe and beyond. Among his scholarly works are “The European Union as a Small Power” (London, Macmillan, 2010) and “Will China's rise be peaceful? The rise of a great power in theory, history, politics, and the future” (Oxford University Press, 2018). Asle TOJE is a syndicated columnist and a frequently used pundit in the international media.


    Asle TOJE is Norwegian. He has lived and worked in a number of countries, including Germany, France, Belgium, England, and the United States. He was educated at the Universities of Oslo and Tromsø and received his PhD from Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. He speaks English, Norwegian and German. While at Cambridge, Asle TOJE worked on three main fields of study: international relations theory, war studies and European studies. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis, titled " American Influence on EU Security Policies, 1998-2004," under the supervision of Geoffrey Edwards. Asle TOJE moved to New York City in 2005 to join the doctoral fellows program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. His academic tutors were Kenneth Waltz and Jack Snyder. Asle TOJE was the Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute from 2012-2018, when he was selected to be a member of the prestigious five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee, a position he will hold until 2024.

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  • TRAN Thi Hong Minh

    National Center for Socio-economic Information / Forecast (NCIF)
    Director General

    Plenary Session

    TRAN Thi Hong Minh

    National Center for Socio-economic Information / Forecast (NCIF)
    Director General

    Dr. TRAN Thi Hong Minh served as Director General of NCIF from April, 2019. She was the Director of Department of Enterprise Registration, MPI from April 2014 to March 2019. From 1992-2010, she worked at the Central Institute of Economic Management, MPI.


    She received her master's at Flinders University, Australia in 2005 and her doctorate in the Vietnam Academy of Social and Science in 2013.


    Now, as Director General of NCIF, she plays a leading role of the science research on socio-economic forecast for the master report of socio-economic plan development of Vietnam which assigned for MPI prepared by Vietnam Government.

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  • Fernando TRAVESÍ

    International Center for Transitional Justice
    Executive Director

    Parallel Session VI

    Fernando TRAVESÍ

    International Center for Transitional Justice
    Executive Director

    Mr. Fernando TRAVESÍ is the Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).


    He has over 20 years of international experience in transitional justice, human rights, and rule of law, working for both international organizations and NGOs. Prior to joining ICTJ in 2014, he was the Director of the UNDP Transitional Justice Basket Fund in Colombia. He also served as UNDP Senior Justice Advisor in Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution. In Nepal and Colombia, Mr. Fernando TRAVESÍ held regional responsibilities with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to protect civilian populations affected by the armed conflict, including documenting violations of international humanitarian law, detention visits and managing the dossier of missing and disappeared. He also worked in Sierra Leone, as Country Director of the Spanish Red Cross, where he led Red Cross' projects on rehabilitation of child combatants and children affected by the war. Prior to that, he worked for the NGO Movimiento por la Paz, as Regional Director for the Balkans leading a cross-border program on access to justice for refugees, displaced people, and returnees and as Country Director in Albania during the Kosovo war.


    Mr. TRAVESÍ is a Lawyer who also completed post-graduate specialized courses in international public law and practiced in Spain mostly on criminal, immigration and civil issues. He also holds a master's degree in conflict resolution and negotiation from the University Pontificia Javeriana of Colombia that awarded him with the Annual University Honor Medal for Academic Merits. He is a recognized novelist and playwright, winning awards such as the Spanish National Prize of Theater.

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  • Marc UZAN

    Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
    Executive Director

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Marc UZAN

    Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
    Executive Director

    Marc UZAN is the Executive Director and Founder of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, a non-profit organization established in 1994 that focuses on addressing issues related to the international financial architecture. Mr. UZAN also serves as an advisor in planning high-level conferences across the globe including the Astana Economic Forum. He has edited several books on international finance including most recently “Bretton Woods: The Next 70 Years” (2015, English edition and 2016 Chinese edition and 2017 Russian edition), "The 10 Years After the End of the Familiar. Reflections of the Great Financial Economic Crisis" (2018). Mr. UZAN has authored academic papers on the new architecture for the international financial system and has written extensively about economics and finance in the popular press.


    Mr. UZAN holds a Master Degree in International Economics and Finance from the Université de Paris IX Dauphine. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics of the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting fellow at Harvard University.

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  • John NILSSON-WRIGHT

    University of Cambridge / Chatham House
    Senior Research Fellow /Senior Lecturer

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    John NILSSON-WRIGHT

    University of Cambridge / Chatham House
    Senior Research Fellow /Senior Lecturer

    John Nilsson-WRIGHT (formerly John Swenson-WRIGHT) is Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, official fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge, and Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia (and formerly head of the Asia Program) at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), London, UK.


    His recent publications include John Nilsson-WRIGHT, ed., "The UK and Japan. Forging a Global and Proactive Partnership." Chatham House Report, London, UK: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2019 (available at: https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/ukand- japan-forging-global-and-proactive-partnership) and (as editor) The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea. London, UK: Routledge, 2016.


    He has a BA in PPE from Christ Church, Oxford; an MA in international relations and East Asian Studies from SAIS, Johns Hopkins; and a DPhil in international relations from St. Antony’s, Oxford.

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  • LI XIANGYANG

    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (NIIS-CASS)
    Director, National Institute of International Strategy

    Parallel Session VII

    LI XIANGYANG

    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (NIIS-CASS)
    Director, National Institute of International Strategy

    LI Xiangyang is a director and senior research fellow and director of National Institute of International Strategy (NIIS) in CASS. He is president of both Chinese Society of South Asia and Chinese Society of Asia-Pacific, of Chinese Society of World Economics, of Chinese Society of Emerging Economies. And he is also a member of the International Economic and Financial Advisory Committee of China's Foreign Ministry, of the Expert Committee on International Development Cooperation of China's Ministry of Commerce.


    He received BA in Economics from Central University of Finance and Economics, and his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Graduate School of CASS in 1983, 1988, 1998 respectively. In addition, he studied at Tilburg University of Netherland in 1996. He served as deputy-director, Institute of World Economics and Politics in CASS, from 2004-2009, and then entered present institution.


    LI Xiangyang's scholarly interests cover international economics, firm theory, globalization and regional economic integration, China's foreign strategy. He has published numerous works in these fields. 

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  • YANG Chang Ho

    Korea Maritime Institute
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    YANG Chang Ho

    Korea Maritime Institute
    President

    YANG Chang Ho is the incumbent president of Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). After serving as a researcher at Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET), President YANG went through a number of positions at KMI, serving as director of Industry Intelligence & Analysis department, director of Port System Research department, director of Planning and Coordination department Industry Intelligence & Strategy Research department and senior research fellow.


    Following the post as a professor of the Graduate School of Logistics at Incheon University in 2008, he has been serving as the president of Korea Maritime Institute since August 2016. Main areas for his research at KMI ranged from shipping economy, shipping industry, port development and international logistics.


    When serving as a professor of the Graduate School of Logistics at Incheon University, he provided lectures on shipping, ports and logistics and logistics policy, while advising students’ thesis. As for research achievements, he has published a total of 25 articles at research journals including SCI, SSCI and SCOPUS. He is the author of ‘A New Stream of Future in Shipping Port Industry’ (Hyomin, 2009), Shipping Port Logistics Accounting (Pakyoungsa, 2009), Maritime Economics (Pakyoungsa, 2015, translation), Understanding Logistics and SCM (the 2nd printing, Pakyoungsa, 2016). He wrote about 30 research papers including The Meaning and Assessment of Shipping Industry Rationalization (1993, KMI) and Changes of Global Logistics Environment and Countermeasures (2007, KMI).

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  • YANG Pyeong Seob

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Vice President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    YANG Pyeong Seob

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Vice President


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  • YOOK Dong-han

    Research Institute for Gangwon
    President

    Parallel Session I. Track 1

    YOOK Dong-han

    Research Institute for Gangwon
    President

    Mr. YOOK Dong-han was a public official in political service who served as Deputy Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office, Republic of Korea. Mr. YOOK is currently working as President of Research Institute for Gangwon. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hanyang University and M.A. in policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. YOOK has devoted himself to the nation for about 30 years, serving as Director General for Policy Coordination and Director General for Economic Policy of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and Deputy Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office, Republic of Korea.


    With his long-time experience in public offices, Mr. YOOK currently focuses on developing regional policies as President of Research Institute for Gangwon, a think tank in Gangwon Province.

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  • YOON Jeyong

    Korea Environment Institute
    President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    YOON Jeyong

    Korea Environment Institute
    President

    President YOON Jeyong of the Korea Environment Institute (KEI) was inaugurated as the twelfth president of KEI in December 2018. Prior to becoming President of KEI, he was the professor of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University. He has been conducting research for the development of environmental policy for inclusive development with the focus on water environment energy convergence technology, resource recovery and desalination technology. He is also one of the leading figures in appropriate technology and science and technology ODA (Official Development Assistance) serving as the President of the Academic Society for Appropriate Technology and President of the Scientists and Engineers without Borders.


    He was appointed as the member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology and as the member of the Presidential Committee on Sustainable Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.

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  • YOU Jongil

    KDI School of Public Policy / Management
    Dean

    Parallel Session V. Track 2

    YOU Jongil

    KDI School of Public Policy / Management
    Dean

    Dean YOU Jongil graduated from Seoul National University and received his Ph. D in Economics from Harvard University. He taught at University of Cambridge, University of Notre Dame and Ritsumeikan University before taking Professorship at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. He also had Visiting Professor positions at University of California, San Diego and University of Beijing. Dr. YOU is widely published in such areas as economic growth and income distribution, macroeconomic and development policies, and labor issues.


    He has been active as a policy advisor and served as a member of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asia Economic Hub and chaired the Special Committee on Economic Democracy of the Democratic Party. He also served as a member of the Public Funds Management Committee, the Advisory Committee for the Constitutional Revision Committee of the National Assembly, and the Commission on Financial Administration Reform. As a leader in civic movement, he is currently the Head of Knowledge Cooperative for Good Governance, a network of researchers, and the President of Jubilee Bank, an NGO working to help debt-stricken low-income individuals.

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  • YU Chong-Ae

    Sungkyunkwan University
    Professor, Department of History

    Parallel Session V. Track 1

    YU Chong-Ae

    Sungkyunkwan University
    Professor, Department of History

    Prof. YU Chong-Ae teaches in the Dept. of History at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. Her main research interests include the political economy of agro-food systems, and international development.


    Prof. YU is also a practitioner/specialist in international development and conflict resolution programs with over twenty years of experience in working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S. and in over 20 countries. Her areas of expertise include humanitarian relief, economic and social development, and peace building in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.


    Prior to the academic career, Prof. YU worked as the coordinator for The Carter Center’s North Korea Food Security Project, and the agricultural coordinator for a U.S. Private Voluntary Organizations (PVO) Consortium to manage the first US-DPRK (North Korea) bilateral Food Assistance Program from 1998-2001. In the 1990s, she worked to establish an international affairs program focused on North Korea for the AFSC, and worked on projects involving the issues of DPRK nuclear non-proliferation as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation and the W. Alton Jones Foundation.


    Prof. YU received PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University in the U.S.

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  • Joseph YUN

    United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
    Senior Advisor

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Joseph YUN

    United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
    Senior Advisor

    Ambassador Joseph YUN, recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on relations with North Korea, as well as broader US-East Asia policy, most recently served as Special Representative for North Korea Policy. Currently, he is Senior Advisor with The Asia Group, a DC-based strategic consulting firm, and the U.S. Institute of Peace, an independent and non-partisan federal institute working on peace and reconciliation issues throughout the globe. He is also a Global Affairs Commentator for the CNN.


    Ambassador YUN’s 33-year diplomatic career has been marked by his commitment to face-to-face engagement as the best avenue for resolving conflict and advancing cross-border cooperation. As Special Representative on North Korea from 2016 to 2018, Ambassador Joseph YUN led the U.S. efforts to align regional powers behind a united policy to denuclearize North Korea. He was instrumental in reopening the “New York channel,” a direct communication line with officials from Pyongyang. As Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2011-2013), Joseph YUN led efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with Myanmar. He also served as Ambassador to Malaysia (2013-16).


    Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador YUN was a senior economist for Data Resources, Inc., in Lexington, Massachusetts. He holds a M. Phil. degree from the London School of Economics and a BS from the University of Wales.

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  • ZHU Feng

    China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University
    Executive Director

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    ZHU Feng

    China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University
    Executive Director

    ZHU Feng is currently Executive Director of China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University. He is also Director of the Institute of International Studies at Nanjing University. He writes extensively on regional security in East Asia, the nuclear issue in North Korea, China-US military and diplomatic relations.


    As a leading Chinese security expert, Professor ZHU Feng’s recent book includes "International Relations Theory and East Asian Security" (2007), "China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and Future of International Politics" (co-edited with Professor Robert S. Ross, Cornell University Press 2008), "China-Japan Security Cooperation and Defense Communication: the Past, Present, and Future" (Co-edited with Prof. Akiyama Asahiro, Tokyo: Aiji Press, 2011), and "America, China and the Struggle for the World Order" (co-edited with Prof. G. John Ikenbery and Prof. Wang jisi, MacMillan, 2015).


    He sits on a couple of editorial boards of scholarly journals, consults independently for the Chinese government and the private sector, and comments frequently on television and radio and in the print media on Chinese foreign affairs and security policy. Professor ZHU Feng began his undergraduate studies at the Department of International Politics at Peking University in 1981 and received his Ph.D. from Peking University in 1991.

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