Asia Experts

Professor of Political Science and Law & Society, Director, Institute for Social Research, York University
Les Jacobs is Professor of Law & Society and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Research at York University. He is also the past Executive Director and now Senior Research Fellow of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, a pan-Canadian access to justice NGO housed at Osgoode Hall Law School. Currently, he is the Fulbright Research Chair at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Smith...
Additional Solicitor General, India; Former member, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University
Jia Qingguo is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988.He is member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, a member of the Standing Committee of the China Democratic League and a guest supervisor of the Ministry of Supervision. He is a member of the Academic Degree Rev...
M.A. Recipient, from Seoul National University
Director, Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs, China
Ma Jun is a the director of one of China's most dynamic environmental NGOs, the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE), which is committed to promoting transparency around pollution issues in China. IPE  developed the China Water Pollution Map, the first public database of water pollution information in China. In discussing the creation of the database Ma Jun stated: "...
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington
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...
Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning, Office of the President, Republic of Korea
Sue Yon Kang is a career diplomat in the Korean government, who has recently served as Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning in the Office of the President. Prior to that she was Deputy Director in the Korean Peninsula Peace Regime Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Counselor in the Embassy of Korea to the Lao PDR. She has also served in the Embassy of Korea in Washington...
Associate Professor of Government and Director of the International Relations Program, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Vice President, Korea Economic Institute
Abraham Kim is vice president of the Korea Economic Institute. Formerly, Kim was the research manager of government services and the principal Korea analyst at the global political risk consulting firm, Eurasia Group. There he managed a group of analysts and editors that supported a variety of US government research projects covering issues such as international trade, political stability in emerg...

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