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Civilian Members

Meet the 19 civilian members of the Committee.

Kang Yoon-hee Professor in the Department of Eurasian Studies, Kookmin University
  • Attained Ph.D. in Russian Area Studies at the University of Glasgow
  • Russian policy advisor for the Knowledge Sharing Program
  • Advisor for the Korean National Assembly for the Meeting of Speakers of the Eurasian Countries' Parliaments
Kwon Soon-yub US attorney at Lee & Ko
  • Attained JD at Columbia Law School
  • Director of Information and Telecommunications at SK
  • CEO of Hanaro Telecom
Kwon Young-kyong Professor at the Institute for Unification Education
  • Attained Ph.D. in Economics at Yonsei University
  • Advisor of the Inter-Korean Broadcasting Exchange Promotion Committee
  • Vice Chairman of the Northeast Asia Economic Association of Korea
Kim Kwang-gil Attorney at Soorun Asia
  • Graduated from the Department of Physics, Seoul National University
  • Head of the Legal Team of the Kaesong Industrial District Management Committee
Kim Min-ky CEO of Seoul Medical Center
  • Attained MD at Chung-Ang University
  • Chairman of the Board of the Korean Society for Public Health and Medicine
  • Board Member of Seoul City Public Healthcare Foundation
  • Board Member of the Korean Hospital Association
Kim Tai-yoo Professor at the College of Engineering, Seoul National University
  • Attained Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Colorado
  • Information Science and Technology Advisor to the President
  • Ambassador-at-large for energy and resources for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Kim Hyo-sun Director of Korea Carbon Finance Association
  • Head of the Department of Polar Policy at Korea Polar Research Institute
  • Attained Ph.D. in Resource Economics at the University of Arizona
  • Officer in charge of Natural Resources Exploration of the UN
  • Senior Researcher at KOGAS
Park Mi-ok Professor of Oceanography at Pukyong National University
  • Attained Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island
  • Vice Chairman of the Korean Society of Oceanography
  • Member of the Central Coastal Management Council at the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
Park Jong-hwan Visiting Professor at the Korean Peninsula Research Center, Yanbian University
  • Graduated from the College of Law at Kyung Hee University
  • Principal of the Police Training Institute
  • Commissioner of the Chungbuk Provincial Police Agency
Sung Weon-yong Professor of Northeast Asia Trade and Commerce, Incheon National University
  • Attained Ph.D. in Economics at Saint Petersburg State University
  • Chairman of Korea Association for Comparative Economics
  • Trans-Korean railway advisor for KORAIL
Ahn Byung-min Head of the Northern Economic Research Group at Korea Transport Institute
  • Attained Ph.D. in Public Administration at the University of Tsukuba
  • Director of the Eurasia and North Korea Infrastructure Institute of Korea Transport Institute
  • Member of the delegation for the ROK-North Korea-Russia railway expert talks
Lee Kun-ki Chairman of the International Contractors Association of Korea
  • Visiting Professor at the College of Urban Science, University of Seoul
  • Attained MS in Architectural Engineering at Hanyang University
  • Vice Mayor II for Administrative Affairs of Seoul Metropolitan Government
Lee Jae-young President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
  • Attained Ph.D. in Economics at Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Chairman of Korea Eurasia Association
  • Senior Advisor for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • Expert of Valdai Club and Astana Club
Lee Hae-jung Chief Researcher at the Center for Economic Studies of Unification at Hyundai Research Institute
  • Attained Ph.D. in North Korean Studies at Ewha Womans University
  • Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Unification
  • Researcher in the Department of Northeast Asia Research at Hyundai Research Institute
Cho Min-haeng Partner at Minhaeng Law
  • Graduated from the Department of Law, Korea University
  • Lawyer for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Science and ICT
  • Adjunct Professor at Sookmyung Women's University
Cho Bong-hyun Vice Director of IBK Economic Research Institute
  • Attained Ph.D. in Economics at Dong-A University
  • Vice Chairman of the Department of North Korean Studies of Korea Eurasia Association
  • Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Unification
  • Vice Chairman of the Northeast Asia Peace and Economy Association
Cho Young-nam Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
  • Attained Ph.D. in Politics at Seoul National University
  • Visiting Scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute
  • Visiting Scholar at the Modern China Research Center, Beijing University
Cho Jung-hun Director of the Unification Research Center, Ajou University
  • Attained Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard University
  • Vice Director of Future Consensus Institute
  • Representative of the World Bank in Uzbekistan
Choi A-jin Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
  • Attained Ph.D. in Politics at Duke University
  • National Security Program fellow of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University
  • International Security Program fellow of the Belfer Center within the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Chief Editor of the academic journal of Korea Association of International Studies (KJIS)
  • Advisory committee member for the National Security Office, Ministry of National Defense, and Ministry of Unification
Hwang Jin-hoi Head of the Maritime Industry and Safety Research Division, Korea Maritime Institute
  • Completed doctoral course in Business Administration at Sogang University
  • Member of the National Logistics Policies Committee
  • Evaluation Advisor for the Presidential Committee on Regional Development