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Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of History, Columbia University
Charles K. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History and the director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University. A specialist in the modern history of Korea and East Asia, Armstrong has published several books on contemporary Korea, including Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 (C...
Raymond A. Spruance Professor in International History, Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Jentleson is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and political positions. In 2014 he was a Distinguished Scholar at the Wilson Center. He has written numerous books and articles in journals, academic and policy, and for leading online sites such as ForeignPolicy.com, Huffington Post, and Washington Post Monkey Cage. His policy positions include Se...
Michael J. Zak Professor of History for US-China Relations, Department of History, Cornell University
Chen Jian is a leading scholar in modern Chinese history, history of Chinese-American relations, and Cold War international history. He is Michael J. Zak Professor of History for US-China Relations at Cornell University, where he has taught since 2005. He will be joining New York University/New York University-Shanghai as Distinguished Global Network Professor of History in Fall 2014. He is also Z...
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe
A. Ross Johnson is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Archive Project at Hoover, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson  International Center for Scholars.Johnson was a senior executive of RFE/RL from 1988 to 2002, serving as director  of Radio Free Europe, director of the RFE/RL Research Institute, and acting president...
MA Candidate in Korean Studies, Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies
Seung Mo (Azariah) Kang was born in Seoul, South Korea.  He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in the UK and the US, and received his BA in Anthropology and Asian Studies at Macalester College.  Afterwards, he moved back to Korea and served in the armed forces as a translating officer in the Korean Air Force for 3 years.  Upon completing his duty, he briefly worked for a...
Journalist; former AP Pyongyang Bureau Chief
Jean H. Lee is a veteran foreign correspondent and expert on North Korea. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in t...
Associate Professor, Politics and Public Administration Department, Shanxi University, China
Li RuoJing is an associate professor in Politics and Public Administration School, Shanxi University, China. Li earned PhD of history in Nankai University. Li is now a supervisor of the graduate students of International Politics specialty.Li was presiding over the Project of Humanities and Social Science of China’s Ministry of Education: "the Oil Cold War", and several other proje...
Kerr Chair in English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas
Wm. Roger Louis received his D. Phil from Oxford in 1962. After teaching at Yale for eight years, he moved to the University of Texas in 1970, where he is the Kerr Professor of English History and Culture. An Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, he is a Past President of the American Historical Association. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire. H...
Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Diana Negroponte is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Formerly a trade lawyer and professor of history, Diana Negroponte focuses on Latin America at the Brookings Institution. She researches and writes about the New Left, populism and the relationship between criminal gangs and state institutions. Diana Negroponte holds a doctorate in government from Georgetown University. She also stu...

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