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James JB Park

James JB Park, a Captain (R) of the Republic of Korea Army, is a 2024 Non-resident James A. Kelly Korea Studies Fellow. He began his public service as an interpreting officer stationed in the Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command, liaising between the two great nations’ servicemen. He was awarded several commendations from the Eighth United States […]

Ji Youn Park

Ji Youn Park is a master’s student at Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, majoring in International Cooperation with a concentration on International Security and Foreign Policy. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Commerce and a double major in English Language and Literature from Yonsei University. Ms. Park has worked as […]

Marialaura De Angelis (Brussels)

Ms. Marialaura De Angelis:  Northeast Asia Analyst, Asia Guild Project Co-founder, Track2Asia Senior Advisor (Former KNI, Japan/Korean Peninsula Specialist). Based in Brussels  Marialaura is an international relations analyst with a solid expertise on Northeast Asia and extensive experience on EU external affairs, mediation-support, and dialogue facilitation. In 2008-2009, she worked at the European Parliament where […]

Francesca Frassineti (Italy)

Francesca Frassineti (Italy) - Pacific Forum

Francesca Frassineti (Italy) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bologna and an associate research fellow at the Asia Centre of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan. She is also an adjunct professor of History of Contemporary East Asia at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. Her work mostly focuses on […]

Gagan Hitkari

Gagan Hitkari: Conflict Analysis & Peacebuilding Scholar

Gagan Hitkari holds a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding from Jamia Millia Islamia University, India and is currently pursuing Korean language at the University of Delhi. His research interests include Disarmament, Nuclear diplomacy, India’s foreign policy, Inter-Korean relations and North Korea’s nuclear policy.

Lee Jeong-Ho (ROK)

Lee Jeong-Ho (ROK) - Pacific Forum

Lee Jeong-Ho (ROK), a firm believer in journalism’s role in advancing democracy and empowering citizens through information dissemination, is a seasoned journalist set to join Radio Free Asia as a Senior Korea Correspondent in September. He is currently in the final stages of his PhD in Politics Research at King’s College London, with a focus on […]

Won-June Hwang

Won-June Hwang - Pacific Forum

Won-June Hwang (ROK) is a Ph.D. Student in Military Studies at the Korea National Defense University. He holds an MA in International Relations from Kyung-Hee University and a BA in Military Studies from the Korea Military Academy (KMA). Prior to his Ph.D. program, Hwang served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and […]

Alexander M. Hynd (UK)

Alexander M. Hynd (UK) - Pacific Forum

Alexander M. Hynd (UK) is a PhD candidate in international relations at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, and a research associate at UNSW’s Korea Research Initiatives. His research interests include South Korea’s regional strategy, nuclear non- proliferation, energy transition and maritime security. Since 2017 Alexander has worked as a corporate security […]

Sanggyu Jung (ROK)

Sanggyu Jung (ROK) - Pacific Forum

Sanggyu Jung (ROK)worked for the ROK government for more than six years as an air force officer at the DMZ. He was also a policy consultant for the Presidential Office and the Ministry of Gender Equality. Before his career in government, he studied mathematics and economics at an undergraduate level and public policy and public […]

Gordon D. Henning (USA)

Gordon D. Henning (USA) - Pacific Forum

Gordon D. Henning (USA)was a Research Analyst and Project Manager at the consultancy Lixia Capsia Gestionis (LixCap). At LixCap, Gordon worked in several sectors such as agriculture, energy, supply chain, economic growth and investment with multiple market analyses produced covering those sectors. Additionally, Gordon volunteers as a Research Committee member at the Sejong Society of […]