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John Park

Adjunct Fellow Dr. John Park is the Director of the Korea Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His core research projects focus on deterrence, economic statecraft, nuclear proliferation, Asian alliances, and North Korean cyber operations. At Harvard University, he is an Associated Faculty Member of the Korea Institute, […]

Taylor Dibbert

Adjunct Fellow Taylor Dibbert has worked for nongovernmental organizations in several continents. He began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. Dibbert is also a widely published writer and journalist. Over the years, his work has appeared in a variety of outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and […]

Mihoko Matsubara

NTT Corporation Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation, Tokyo. She is responsible for public advocacy to strengthen or expand networks with global thought leaders in academia, government, and industry by sharing NTT’s and Japan’s cybersecurity efforts. Matsubara worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense before pursuing an MA at the Johns Hopkins School […]

Tomoko Kiyota

Dr. Kiyota is an Associate Professor at the Office for Global Relations, Nagasaki University and an Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum. Earlier, she was a First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand from April 2019 to April 2021, and an Official at Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign […]

Tom Le

Pomona College Tom Le is an associate professor of politics at Pomona College and a research associate at the PRIME Institute at Meiji Gakuin University. Le is the author of Japan’s Aging Peace: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Press, June 2021). His work has been published in the Journal of Asian Studies and the Journal of […]

Russell Hsiao

Global Taiwan Institute Russell Hsiao is the Executive Director of the Global Taiwan Institute and current Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC. He previously served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Project 2049 Institute and National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Prior to those […]

Atman Trivedi

Hills & Company Atman Trivedi has over 20 years of high-level policy, legal, and communications experience across foreign affairs, trade, and defense with a deep understanding and set of relationships in the Asia region. His areas of expertise include India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, global trade, CFIUS, economic sanctions/export control policy, WMD […]

Akira Igata

Project Lecturer, RCAST, The University of Tokyo Akira Igata is a Project Lecturer at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Pacific Forum, a US-based think tank, and a Non-Executive Director at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). He advises the Japanese […]

Junbeom Pyon

United Nations Jun Pyon is a Political Affairs Officer in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs at the United Nations. Jun previously covered Asia and the Pacific in the Office of the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Northeast Asia as the desk officer in the Department of Political Affairs. Jun […]

Jeffrey Ordaniel

Director, Maritime Programs Jeffrey ORDANIEL is non-resident Adjunct Senior Fellow and Director of Maritime Programs at the Pacific Forum. Concurrently, he is also Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at Tokyo International University (TIU) in Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and specializes in the study of offshore territorial and maritime entitlement disputes in […]