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Dr Niki Alsford
Email: na29soas [dot] ac [dot] uk / njpalsforduclan [dot] ac [dot] uk
Prof. Alsford has had wide and varied experience regarding North Korea. He is Co-Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies at the University of Central Lancashire and has participated in UK cross-parliamentary discussions on the DPRK, as well as with the Directorate-General of International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) within the EU and UK.
Email: shaggarducsd [dot] edu
Stephan Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Director of the school’s Korea-Pacific Program. Professor Haggard has written extensively on the politics and economics of East Asia, with a particular interest in Korea. His work on the North Korean political economy with Marcus Noland includes a report on the North Korean refugee issue. Professor Haggard is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Visiting Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank and the OECD. He has testified before Congress on the Asian financial crisis and on food aid to North Korea and written a number of opinion pieces on Korea. He and Marcus Noland write the widely-read Witness to Transformation blog on North Korea which also features refugee issues .
leonid [dot] petrovanu [dot] edu [dot] au
Leonid Petrov wrote his doctoral thesis “Socio-economic School and the Formation of North Korean Official Historiography” at the Australian National University in Canberra. Between 2003 and 2005, Dr Petrov conducted post-doctoral research at the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam and taught Korean History at the Intercultural Institute of California (San Francisco) and Keimyung University in Daegu. In 2006-2007, he was Chair of Korean Studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in France. Between 2009 and 2012, he taught Korean History and Language at the University of Sydney. Currently, Dr. Petrov teaches at the International College of Management, Sydney. Dr Petrov has published extensively on North and South Korea and blogs about both countries.