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Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

    Professional affiliation

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Full Biography

    Dr. Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein is a postdoctoral fellow at the Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center, where he works primarily with the 38 North project, and serves as editor for its affiliate website North Korean Economy Watch. He received his PhD in history from University of Pennsylvania in August 2021 with a dissertation about the history of social control in North Korea. He holds an MA in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a BA in Political Science from Stockholm University, and has graduated from the Korean language program at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.