Mr. Jong Hwa AHN (ROK) is a consultant at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. He holds his MA in international relations and security from Korea University. Before pursuing his studies in international security, he served as an infantry officer of the ROK Army in the demilitarized zone of the Korean Peninsula and United Nations peacekeeping operation. His research interests include Northeast Asian security, South Korean foreign and defense policies and North Korea.
Mr. Dong-hyeon KIM (ROK) received his MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and BA in English Literature from Korea University in Seoul. Dong-hyeon is currently based in Cambridge, MA and coordinates research and operations of Korea Project at Belfer Center, Harvard University. Also, he is Boston Correspondent of JoongAng SUNDAY interviewing scholars and practitioners on the topic of Korean peninsula. His research interest is on the grand security architecture of DPRK: integrating cyber forces over nuclear and conventional forces. Dong-hyeon served in ROK military as a translator in G5 Future Ops, 2nd Infantry Division, USFK and worked at the President’s Office of the ROK.
Mr. Sea Young (Sarah) Kim (ROK) is a MA Candidate in Asian studies at Georgetown University. She has experience working in the South Korean National Assembly as policy secretary to the Speaker. She has also worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Korea Chair as a research intern. At Georgetown, her studies have focused on the Korean Peninsula with a thematic concentration on politics and security. She is currently working on a research project addressing the different identity perceptions between the two Koreas. Ms. Kim received her BA in international studies from Ewha Womans University in Seoul.