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Peter M. Beck  
2009-10 Pantech Fellow (former)

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Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305-6055
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Research Interests
Impact of foreign media on North Korean society

Peter M. Beck teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. and Ewha University in Seoul.  He also writes a monthly column for Weekly Chosun and The Korea Herald. Previously, he was the executive director of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and directed the International Crisis Group's Northeast Asia Project in Seoul.  He was also the Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington. He has served as a member of the Ministry of Unification's Policy Advisory Committee and as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown and Yonsei universities.

He also has been a columnist for the Korean daily Donga Ilbo, an instructor at the University of California at San Diego, a translator for the Korea Foundation, and a staff assistant at Korea's National Assembly and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has published over 100 academic and short articles, testified before Congress, and conducted interviews with the world's leading media outlets. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, completed the Korean language program at Seoul National University, and conducted his graduate studies at U.C. San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.

News around the web

Peter M. Beck
Peter M. Beck is the Pantech Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. From June 23 to July 16, 2010, ...
October 5, 2010 in Council on Foreign Relations

Koreas on collision course, big powers must step in: experts by Jun Kwanwoo
"We have to take the threat of further escalation very seriously," Peter Beck, a North Korea specialist at Stanford University's Asia-Pacific Research ...
May 27, 2010 in Hindustan Times