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From May 27 to June 4, 2016, scholars from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies participated in several forums held in Iran and Lebanon.

On May 29, 2016, Drs. JANG Ji-Hyang, GO Myong-Hyun, and LEE Ki Beom participated in the panel, “New Opportunities and Challenges for Cooperation between Korea and Iran in the Post-Sanctions Era,” at the 4th Korea-Iran Cooperation Forum The Forum was co-organized by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and Iran’s Institute for Trade Studies and Research, and held in Tehran, Iran.

On May 31, 2016, Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang presented on “Comparing the Sanctions Regime of Iran and North Korea” and Dr. GO Myong-Hyun presented on “The Korean Peninsula and Iran after the 2016 Iran Elections,” at the IPIS Roundtable, sponsored by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and the Jeju Peace Institute in Tehran, Iran.

Dr. Jang also participated in two roundtable events in Lebanon. On June 2, 2016, Dr. Jang joined discussions on “The Arab Spring and Korea,” at The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Jounieh, Lebanon. On June 3, 2016, Dr. Jang participated in a Roundtable on “Low Oil Price and Economy in the Middle East” with the UN Economic Commission for Western Asia (UNECWA) in Beirut, Lebanon.

Date / Time: Friday May 27, 2016 – Saturday June 4, 2016
Venues: Iran and Lebanon
 

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.

Go Myong-Hyun
Go Myong-Hyun

Risk, Information & Social Policy Program / Center for Public Opinion and Quantitative Research

Dr. GO Myong-Hyun is a research fellow in the Risk, Information & Social Policy Program in the Center for Public Opinion and Quantitative Research at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Go was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, Neuropsychiatry Institute, where he analyzed social networks, complex social interactions over space, and geospatial modeling of disease. His research applies these statistical perspectives to issues of national security to examine the role of mass protests and collective action in South Korean society and the structural stability of North Korea in the face of its failing economy. Dr. Go’s latest publications include “Beyond the UN COI Report on North Korean Human Rights,” (2014), “North Korea as Iran’s Counterfactual: a Comparison of Iran and North Korea Sanctions,” (2013), and “Economic Improvement in North Korea,” (2013). Dr. Go received a B.A. in economics-mathematics and M.A. in statistics from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Lee Ki Beom
Lee Ki Beom

International Law and Dispute Settlement Program / Center for Global Governance

Dr. LEE Ki Beom is a research fellow in the International Law and Dispute Settlement Program in the Center for Global Governance at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He obtained his LL.B. degree at the College of Law, Yonsei University, his LL.M. degree at The Graduate School, Yonsei University and his Ph.D. degree at the School of Law, The University of Edinburgh. Dr. Lee had taught public international law at Yonsei University, Seoul National University, The Catholic University of Korea, Kwangwoon University and Chonbuk National University. His research interests include maritime boundary delimitation, international dispute settlement, territorial issues, international institutional law and sanctions in international law. The title of his Ph.D. thesis is “The Demise of Equitable Principles and the Rise of Relevant Circumstances in Maritime Boundary Delimitation”.