Jean H. 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 the North Korean capital. Since 2008, she has made dozens of extended reporting trips to North Korea, visiting farms, factories, schools, military academies and homes in addition to interviewing top officials in the course of her exclusive reporting across the country. She serves frequently as a guest speaker and commentator on North Korea-related topics. Media includes: CNN, BBC, PBS NewsHour, NPR.
Christine Ahn is the founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peacebuilding. In 2015, on the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division by Cold War powers, she led 30 international women peacemakers across the De-Militarized Zone, the world’s most fortified border, from North Korea to South Korea. They walked with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the DMZ and held peace symposia in Pyongyang and Seoul to discuss the urgent need for women to advance a peace treaty to formally end the 64-year old Korean War. Christine is also co-founder of the Korea Policy Institute, Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island, the National Campaign to End the Korean War, and the Korea Peace Network. Christine has addressed the United Nations, U.S. Congress, and ROK National Human Rights Commission, and she has organized peace and humanitarian aid delegations to both North and South Korea. Media includes: BBC, Democracy Now!, NBC Today Show, NPR.
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Duyeon Kim is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum founded by former National Security Advisor Chung Yung-woo. Kim specializes in both functional and regional issues: nuclear nonproliferation, the two Koreas, East Asian relations and geopolitics, U.S. Kim has written in leading publications including Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. Her interviews have appeared in the National Committee on North Korea. In her first career, Kim served as the Foreign Ministry Correspondent and Unification Ministry Correspondent for South Korea’s Arirang TV News as part of the exclusive South Korean press corps covering the Six Party Talks, North Korea, South Korean politics and foreign policy, inter-Korean relations, Northeast Asian relations, and U.S. foreign policy. Kim has native proficiency in Korean and English. Media includes: TheNew York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Donga Ilbo, Japan Times, CNN, BBC, KBS,CCTV.
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Bonnie Glaser has published widely in academic and policy journals, including the Washington Quarterly,China Quarterly, Asian Survey,International Security,Contemporary Southeast Asia, American Foreign Policy Interests, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis. She is currently a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She served as a member of the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. Media includes: CNN, the PBS News Hour, BBC, NPR.
Soo Kim is a former CIA North Korea analyst and currently a Research Analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). She is also an opinions columnist for The Hill. Her East Asia subspecialties include leadership and decision-making, political psychology, nonproliferation, authoritarian regimes, propaganda, security, and North and South Korea issues. Sub-specialties: North Korean leadership, inter-Korean relations, US-South Korea alliance, US intelligence community, propaganda of authoritarian regimes, nuclear nonproliferation, illicit networks, US-Mexico relations, homeland security. Media includes: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News.
Sylvia Yu has managed and directed millions of dollars to humanitarian projects since 2005 that have impacted at the very least more than one million people. For more than 8 years, Sylvia pioneered and managed the funding of humanitarian programs in China, North Korea, S.E. Asia, parts of Africa, and Eastern Europe. This work has given her a keen insight into anti-trafficking work, poverty alleviation among migrants, HIV/AIDS awareness & care for the affected and North Korea aid, and access to many networks in different countries. Media includes: CGTN TV, TVB, CBC radio.
Melissa Chan served as China correspondent for five years before her expulsion from the country in 2012 for the channel's reports. While in Asia, she also developed an expertise on North Korea, covering the six-party talks and visiting Pyongyang in 2010 to cover Kim Jong Il’s succession plans. She has reported from Cuba, Canada, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia, Moscow, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Gaza. Media includes: The Guardian, The Washington Post, VICE News, POLITICO, Foreign Policy.
Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where her research addresses critical questions at the intersection of interstate conflict (in particular military strategy and operations), great power relations, and the challenges of rising powers – with a focus on China and East Asian security. For her contributions to U.S. strategy in Asia, she won the Individual Reservist of the Year Award in 2016. Media includes: Voice of America, Vox, Newsweek, The Guardian, The New York Times.
Abigail Grace is the Research Associate for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for New American Security (CNAS). Grace was a member of the National Security Council staff from 2016-2018. There, she contributed to the development of the competitive approach to U.S.-China relations, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, and the international campaign to maximize pressure on North Korea. Grace received her B.S.F.S. degree with honors in International Politics and a certificate in Asian Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Media includes: The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Vox, Politico, BBC.
Yuki Tatsumi was appointed senior associate of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). she was an editor/contributing author of North Korea: Challenge for the US-Japan Alliance (Stimson Center, 2010). Media includes: The New York Times, PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy.
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