Asan in the News

[Arirang Radio]  2015-10-30

“12th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum Held in Seoul This Week” 

Our commentator Dr. Jang participated as a speaker in the the Forum.

1. What is the main theme of “12th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum” for this year? Tell us more about the Forum.

2. You were one of the speakers at the Forum. What was your panel about? Your key argument?

3. What can be the policy recommendations after your somewhat ‘pessimistic’ analysis, then?

4. What is Korea’s position as a globally responsible actor in this conflict and crisis-driven Middle East?

* Good Morning Seoul (Oct 30, 2015)

About Experts

Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Middle East and North Africa Program / Center for Regional Studies

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang also serves as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Dr. Jang taught comparative and Middle East politics at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research interests include political Islam, Islamic finance, comparative democratization, and state-building. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? (with Clement M. Henry (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Asan Institute 2011). Dr. Jang received a B.A. in Turkish studies and M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.