Beyond the Headlines: Understanding Korea

Jieun Baek, PhD Candidate of Policy Policy at Oxford University, Melissa Hanham, Senior Research Associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and a human rights activists shared their various experiences living in and working with the people of North Korea in a panel moderated by Kathy Moon, Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies and professor of political science at Wellesley.


  • Jieun Baek, Ph.D. Candidate of Public Policy, University of Oxford
    Jieun Baek is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford where she is researching first movers of dissent in Myanmar.
  • Melissa Hanham, Senior Research Associate, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
    Melissa Hanham is a Senior Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).