Participant Biographies:

Charles K. Armstrong is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University. A specialist in post-1945 North and South Korea, he is the author of The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950 (Cornell University Press, 2003) and editor of Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State (Routledge,

Dr. Katharine Moon is the Jane Bishop Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and Visiting Scholar with the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Gaston Sigur Center of George Washington University. She is the author of Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S./Korea Relations.

Selig S. Harrison is the Director of the National Security Program of the Center for International Policy. A former Washington Post Bureau Chief in Northeast Asia and longtime Asia analyst, he is the author of Korean Endgame, A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement.

Dr. Kathryn Weathersby is the Coordinator of the Korea Initiative of the Cold War International History Project. An independent scholar specializing in the history of Soviet foreign policy in Northeast Asia, she is the author of numerous articles on the Soviet role in North Korea, 1945-1953.