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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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