Go Myong-Hyun

Go Myong-Hyun

Senior Fellow

Center for Foreign Policy and National Security

Areas of Expertise  : Social networks, complex social interactions over space, geospatial modeling of disease, epidemiology, public health


Dr. GO Myong-Hyun is a senior fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Go was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, Neuropsychiatry Institute. His research applies quantitative perspectives to traditional and non-traditional security issues. Dr. Go’s latest publications include “In China’s Shadow: Exposing North Korean Overseas Network” (2016) and "The Prevalence of Deaths and Disease in Chongori Prison" (in Korean. 2017). Dr. Go is widely cited by the international media on North Korea, with special focus on the economy, sanctions, and the regime’s long term strategy. Dr. Go is a Munich Young Leader of Munich Security Conference 2015, and received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School (2010)
M.A. in Statistics, Columbia University (2001)
B.A. in Economics-Mathematics, Columbia University (1999)

Professional Background

Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA Semel Institute (2010~Present)
Teaching Assistant, Pardee RAND Graduate School (2007~2008)
Senior Research Assistant, Social Intervention Group, Columbia University (2001~2004)
Research Intern, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) (2000~2001)
Graduate Researcher, Eesti Pank (Central Bank of Estonia) (2000)