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The following scholars, writers, and editors are available to members of the media to talk about their work in this area. Following is information about their background, special interests, and preferred manner of contact. Listed email addresses should be copied into an email client, replacing "at" with "@".

Charles K. Armstrong
Charles K. Armstrong is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University. He is the editor of Korean Society: Civil Soicety, Democracy, and the State.

Contact
Email: cra10 at columbia.edu
Phone: 212-854-1721

Yoichi Funabashi
Yoichi Funabashi is editor-in-chief of the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo as well as a former visiting fellow and Distinguished Guest Scholar in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the editor of Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific (United States Institute of Peace Press, 2003) and the author of Alliance Adrift (Council on Foreign Relations, 1998).

Contact
Publicity: Melissa McConnell, Publicity Manager
Brookings Institution Press
Email: mmcconnell at brookings.edu
Phone: 202-536-3611

Robert L. Gallucci
Robert L. Gallucci is dean of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. A career civil servant in the Department of State, he led the team that negotiated the Agreed Framework and served as assistant secretary for political-military affairs and ambassador-at-large.

Contact
Publicity: Melissa McConnell, Publicity Manager
Brookings Institution Press
Email: mmcconnell at brookings.edu
Phone: 202-536-3611

See also Daniel B. Poneman and Joel S. Wit , co-authors of Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis.

Selig S. Harrison
Selig S. Harrison, director of the Asia Program at the Center for International Policy, is a senior scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of the Century Foundation’s Project on the United States and the Future of Korea. He has specialized in South Asia and East Asia for fifty years as a journalist and scholar and is the author of six books on Asian affairs and U.S. relations with Asia, including Korean Endgame: A Strategy For Reunification and U.S. Disengagement, published by Princeton University Press in May 2002.

Contact
Web site: http://www.ciponline.org/asia/Seligbio.html
Email: sharrison at ciponline.org
 

Ralph C. Hassig
Ralph C. Hassig, a social psychologist, is a Washington-based consultant on Korean affairs and an adjunct associate professor of psychology at the University of Maryland University College.
See also Kongdan Oh, co-author of North Korea through the Looking Glass.

Contact
Publicity: Melissa McConnell, Publicity Manager
Brookings Institution Press
Email: mmcconnell at brookings.edu
Phone: 202-536-3611

David C. Kang
David C. Kang is Professor of Government and Research Director at the Center for International Business at Dartmouth College. He is author of Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines; Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies (with Victor D. Cha); and China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia.
See also Sung Chull Kim, co-editor of Engagement with North Korea: A Viable Alternative.

Contact
Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Samuel S. Kim
Samuel S. Kim (Ph.D., Columbia) is Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Senior Research Associate of the East Asian Institute, and Associate Director of the Center for Korean Research. He is author or editor of 15 books on East Asian international relations and world order studies, including most recently Korea’s Globalization and The Two Koreas in the World Community.

Contact
Email: ssk12 at columbia.edu

Suji Kwock Kim
Kim is a Korean American whose poetry explores war in her ancestral homeland and her place in the U. S. today.

Contact
Phone: 845-430-8916
Email: sujikwockkim at cs.com

Sung Chull Kim
Sung Chull Kim is Professor of Northeast Asian Studies at Hiroshima Peace Institute, Japan. He is author of North Korea Under Kim Jong Il: From Consolidation to Systemic Dissonance, also published by SUNY Press, and co-editor (with Edward Friedman) of Regional Cooperation and Its Enemies in Northeast Asia: The Impact of Domestic Forces.
See also David C. Kang, co-editor of Engagement with North Korea: A Viable Alternative.

Contact
Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Mitchell B. Lerner
Assistant professor of history, Ohio State University, Lerner is also a Fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center for Public Affairs. His book The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy offers the first full analysis of the details and repercussions of this important crisis in international relations between the US and North Korea.

Contact
Email: lerner.26 at osu.edu

Akan Malici
Akan Malici is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Furman University.

Contact
Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Kongdan Oh
Kongdan Oh, a Korean American, is a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and editor of the Asia Society's Korea Briefing, 1997-1999 (M. E. Sharpe and the Asia Society, 2000).

Contact
Publicity: Melissa McConnell, Publicity Manager
Brookings Institution Press
Email: mmcconnell at brookings.edu
Phone: 202-536-3611

See also Ralph C. Hassig, co-author of North Korea through the Looking Glass.

Kevin O'Rourke
Professor emeritus of English literature at Kyunghee University, Seoul, Kevin O’Rourke is an Irish priest (Columban Fathers), who has lived in Korea since 1964. The first foreigner to receive a Ph.D in Korean literature in a Korean university (Yonsei University 1982), he has published many translations of classical and contemporary texts and many critical essays on Korean literature. His translation of Yi Munyol’s novella Our Twisted Hero has been published to critical acclaim in the US (Hyperion 2001).

Contact
Publicist: Allison Thomas
Email: allison-thomas at uiowa.edu

Daniel B. Poneman
Daniel B. Poneman is a senior fellow with the Forum for International Policy and a principal in The Scowcroft Group. He served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, including nearly four years as special assistant to the President for nonproliferation.

Contact
Publicity: Melissa McConnell, Publicity Manager
Brookings Institution Press
Email: mmcconnell at brookings.edu
Phone: 202-536-3611

See also Joel S. Wit and Robert L. Gallucci, co-authors of Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis.

Charles L. Pritchard
Charles L. Pritchard is current president of the Korea Economic Institute and was formerly a visiting fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He has served as U.S. ambassador and special envoy for negotiations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and as U.S. representative to the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization under George W. Bush. He also served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and as senior director for Asian affairs under Bill Clinton. He served for twenty-eight years in the U.S. Army.

Contact
Publicity: Melissa McConnell, Publicity Manager
Brookings Institution Press
Email: mmcconnell at brookings.edu
Phone: 202-536-3611

H. K. Shin
Hyung K. Shin is professor of chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno. Today, H. K. Shin is an internationally respected chemist, but in the pages of his memoir, Remembering Korea 1950, he carries us back to Korea during a pivotal moment in that country's history. It is a stirring monument to the survival of human decency and kindness in the midst of terror, cruelty, despair, and the destruction of a proud nation.
B.S. (1959), Ph.D. (1961), University of Utah; Postdoctoral (1963-64), Cornell University

Contact
Email: shin at unr.nevada.edu (preferred)
Phone: 775-784-6684
Fax: 775-784-6804

BGen. Edwin Howard Simmons, USMC (Ret.)
Edwin Simmons served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1978, when he retired as brigadier general after having earned numerous personal decorations for his service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He is the former director of Marine Coprs History and Museums. A resident of Alexandria, Virginia, he is the author of several works of nonfiction, including The United States Marines: A History.

Contact
Publicist: Judy Heise
Phone: 410-295-1028
Email: jheise at usni.org

Joel S. Wit
Joel S. Wit is a senior fellow with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He served for 15 years in the Department of State and was coordinator for the 1994 U.S.–North Korea Agreed Framework.

Contact
Publicist: Melissa McConnell, Publicity Manager
Brookings Institution Press
E-mail: mmcconnell at brookings.edu
Phone: 202-536-3611

See also Daniel B. Poneman and Robert L. Gallucci, co-authors of Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis.
 
 
 

 

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