Asan North Korea Conference 2013
Bruce W. Bennett
Senior Defense Analyst, The RAND Corporation
Bruce W. Bennett is a senior defense analyst at The RAND Corporation. He specializes in strategy formulation, force requirements, and responding to “asymmetric threats” such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD). His work applies deterrence-based strategy, competitive strategies, risk management, military simulation and analysis, and war gaming. He is also an expert in Northeast Asian military issues, having visited the region some 90 times and written much about Korean security issues. His regional research has addressed issues such as deterrence of North Korean threats, the North Korean weapons of mass destruction threats (nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons) and how to counter them, future Korean military force requirements, the Korean military balance, and dealing with a North Korean government collapse. Dr. Bennett received a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a B.S. in economics from the California Institute of Technology.
Deputy Director, Institute of International Strategic and Development Studies, Tsinghua University
Dr. CHU Shulong is a Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the School of Public Policy and Management and is the deputy director of the Institute of International Strategic and Development Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He was previously director for the North American Studies Division of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations. He is also a Professor at China’s Ministry of Foreign
Affairs’ Party School and an advisor to China’s Central Television (CCTV) international reporting. He was visiting scholar at the Center for U.S.-China Relations of New York University in January 2013, a senior visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in 2006-2007, and the East-West Center in 2001. Dr. Chu’s major areas of research are international relations, US foreign strategy and China policy, the Sino-US relations, and China’s foreign
and security strategies. His most recent publications include The Sino-US Relations in the
Post-Cold War Era; Basic Theories of International Relations; and China’s Foreign Strategy
and Policy, and. American Government and Politics (three volumes).
Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs. He read International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where
he received both his M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees, and graduated with high honors from the University of Florida. He regularly publishes essays in leading publications and frequently conducts television and radio interviews. In addition to many CNAS reports and numerous articles, his major publications include: Global Strategic Assessment, 2009: America’s
Security Role in a Changing World; Civilian Surge: Key to Complex Operations (co-editor);
The Impenetrable Fog of War: Reflections on Modern Warfare and Strategic Surprise; The
Evolution of Strategic Thought: Adelphi Paper Classics; and Double Trouble: Iran and North
Korea as Challenges to International Security.
L. Gordon Flake
Executive Director, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
L. Gordon Flake joined the Mansfield Foundation in February 1999. He was previously a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution at The Atlantic Council of the United States and prior to that Director for Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America. Mr. Flake is editor or co-editor of the four books, has authored numerous book chapters on policy issues in Asia and is a regular contributor to the U.S. and Asian press. Mr. Flake serves on the Board of USCSCAP, as co-Vice Chair of the Board of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and on the Steering Committee of the National Committee on North Korea. He received his BA degree in Korean with a minor in international relations and his MA at the David M. Kennedy Center for International and Area Studies both from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Director, International Affairs Group, CNA Center for Strategic Studies
Ken Gause is the director of International Affairs Group, a part of the Center for Strategic Studies of the CNA Corporation in Alexandria, VA. He also oversees the Foreign Leadership Studies Program. Mr. Gause’s work on foreign leaderships dates back to the early 1980s with his work on the Soviet Union. He has published numerous articles on the North Korean leadership for such publications as Korean Journal for Defense Analysis and Jane’s
Intelligence Review, and is the author of a recently published books entitled North Korea
Under Kim Chong-il: Policy, Politics, and Prospects for Change and Coercion, Control,
Surveillance, and Punishment: An Examination of the North Korean Police State.
Director, Center of North and South Korea Studies of YanBian University,China
Prof. Jin is the Director of the Center of North and South Korea Studies and professor in the Politics Department of YanBian University. Previously he was the Director of the Politics Department and the Institute for Northeast Asia of YanBian University. He had been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of Kyung Hee University(1993.6-1994.3) and the Northeast Asian History Foundation(2009.11-2010.2) and a visiting professor at the Department of International Politics of Shizuoka University(2003.6-2004.6). He specialized in the issue of Korean Peninsula and the Northeast Asia development strategy of China.
Professor, College of Social Studies, Kookmin University
Andrei Lankov was born 26 July 1963 in Leningrad (now Petersburg). He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Leningrad State University (PhD in 1989). In 1996-2004 he taught Korean history at the Australian National University, and since 2004 he teaches at Kookmin University in 2004, Seoul (currently a professor at the College of Social Studies). His major research interest is North Korean history and society. His major English language publications on North Korea include: From Stalin to Kim Il Sung: The Formation of North Korea, 1945-1960 (Rutgers University Press, 2003); Crisis in North Korea: The Failure of De-Stalinization, 1956 (University of Hawaii Press, 2004), North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea (McFarland and Company, 2007), The Real North Korea (Oxford University Press, 2013). He contributed to 'Wall Street Journal', 'New York Times', 'Financial Times', 'Newsweek', and published a number of academic articles.
Robert A. Manning
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, The Atlantic Council
Robert A. Manning is a senior fellow with the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He formerly served as senior strategist, DNI National Counterproliferation Center, 2010-2012 and director, long-range energy and regional/global affairs, US National Intelligence Council, Strategic Futures Group, 2008-2010. From 2005-2008, he served as a member of the secretary's Policy Planning Staff, Department of State and from 2001-2005 he was senior counselor, energy, technology and science policy, Department of State, where he advised the under secretary of state for global affairs and other senior officials on a range of issues including: energy and climate change policy; new energy technologies; development issues and the Millennium Challenge Account, science and technology issues; and North Korea and Iran nuclear issues. From 1997-2001, he was director of Asian studies and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He led several CFR task forces including the Korea Task Force and The Southeast Asia Task Force among others. His publications at CFR include The Asian Energy Factor (Palgrave/St. Martins 2000); China,
Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control; essays on nuclear weapons, numerous journal articles on international energy and Asian security issues; and roughly half a dozen book chapters in edited volumes on China, Korea, Japan, and energy and energy security. From 1989-1993, he was an advisor for policy and public diplomacy to the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the Department of State. From 1988-1989, he was an advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has published widely in Foreign Affairs, Foreign
Policy, The National Interest, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Chosun Ilbo and other publications.
Senior Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Mr. Pollack is a Senior Analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Previously, he was an Associate at DFI International (2000-2007). He has conducted numerous studies and analyses for U.S. Government agencies in the areas of proliferation, deterrence, arms control, and defense planning. His work has appeared in several publications,
including the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the Nonproliferation Review. Mr. Pollack
received an A.B. from Vassar College and a master’s degree in public policy specializing in
international security and economic policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Senior Analyst, Schmucker Technologie
Dr. Schiller is a Senior Analyst at Schmucker Technologie, a consulting company in Munich, Germany. For one year (2010-2011), he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the RAND Corporation. Before that, he was Project Engineer at Schmucker Technologie (2006-2010). Since 2006, he supports Robert Schmucker at university courses at the Technical University Munich and the University of Armed Forces Munich, and is currently preparing a comprehensive textbook about ballistic missiles. Dr. Schiller received a Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) in aerospace engineering and a Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) in astronautics from the Technical University Munich.
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Scott Snyder received a B.A. from Rice University and an M.A. from the regional studies East Asia program at Harvard University and was a Thomas G. Watson fellow at Yonsei University in South Korea. Snyder is a senior fellow for Korea studies and the director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he had served as an adjunct fellow from 2008 to 2011. Snyder's program examines South Korea's efforts to contribute on the international stage; its potential influence and contributions as a middle power in East Asia; and the peninsular, regional, and global implications of North Korean instability. Snyder is also the co-editor of North Korea in Transition: Politics,
Economy, and Society (Rowman and Littlefield, October 2012), and the editor of Global
Korea: South Korea's Contributions to International Security (Council on Foreign Relations,
October 2012) and The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges (Lynne
Rienner Publishers, March 2012). He served as the project director for CFR's Independent Task Force on policy toward the Korean Peninsula. Snyder has authored numerous book chapters on aspects of Korean politics and foreign policy and Asian regionalism and is the author of China's Rise and the Two Koreas: Politics, Economics, Security (2009), Paved With
Good Intentions: The NGO Experience in North Korea (co-editor, 2003), and Negotiating on
the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior (1999).
Professor, China Foreign Affairs University
Dr. SU, Hao, is a professor in the Department of Diplomacy at the China Foreign Affairs University. He was chairman of Diplomacy Department, director of China’s Foreign Relations Section, general
secretary of East Asian Studies Center, and director of Center for Asia-Pacific Studies , and a founding director of Center for Strategic and Conflict Management within this university. He is also affiliated with some institutions in China, such as, president of Beijing Geopolitical Strategy and Development Association, members of Chinese Committee for Council of Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC); board members of China
Association of Arms Control and Disarmament, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with
Foreign Countries, China Association of Asia-Pacific Studies, China Association of Asian-African Development Exchange, and China Association of China-ASEAN. He got his B.A. in history and M. A. in international relations from Beijing Normal University and Ph. D. in international relations from China Foreign Affairs University. He took his advanced study in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 1993-1995; and was a Fulbright scholar in Institute of War and Peace Studies of Columbia University, and in Institute of East Asia of University of California at Berkeley in 2001-2002; and a guest professor in Department of Peace and Conflict Studies of Uppsala University in Sweden in 2004.
Professor, Sun Yat-sen University
Wei Zhijiang currently serves as a professor at Sun Yat-sen University, School of Asia-Pacific Studies and is also the Superintendent of Korea Institute. Her main research interests are politics and international affair of Korea, the relationship of China and Korea, the problems of Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia.
Vice-Dean, School of International Studies, Liaoning National University
Zhang Dongming is the Vice-Dean at School of International Studies and the Director of the Center for Korean Studies. Previously, he was a visiting professor at Kangwon National University (1999-2000), visiting fellow at Seoul National University (2003-2004), (2007-2008) that were founded by Chinese government, the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies and Korea Foundation. He received a Ph.D in economics, and his research field includes: Northeast Economy, World Economy, International economic cooperation (Northeast Asia), Korean Peninsula economy (DPRK-ROK), Korean Peninsula Issue, International relations (Northeast Asia).