South Korea Experts

Journalist and former Pyongyang Bureau Chief, Associated Press
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...
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
Alyssa Park is a historian of modern Korea, with allied interests in borderlands history, transnational migration and space, and empires in East Asia. Dr. Park received her A.B. from Princeton and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She joined the faculty of the University of Iowa in 2011.
Executive President, Asia Future Institute; Former Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Dr. Jin Park is an executive President of Asia Future Institute and a Chair Professor at Hankook University of Foreign Studies. He is currently a Public Policy Scholar in residence at the Wilson Center, and is updating his dissertation on the foreign relations of former South Korean president Park Chung Hee using materials obtained by the History and Public Policy Program.Dr. Park served in the Ko...
John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution
Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow with the John L. Thornton China Center. Before his appointment at Brookings, he was professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College.  He is also a research associate in the National Asia Research Program of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...
Associate Professor in International Law, Akita International University, Japan
Tetsuya Toyoda is an associate professor at Akita International University, where he is teaching international law and constitutional law since 2007. Before that he was a project researcher at the University of Tokyo (2006-2007) and an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-2000). He graduated from the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law) and obtained his Diplôme d’Etudes Approfon...

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