Focus areas: Korean politics, international relations, East Asian politics

Stephen Noerper teaches Northeast Asia and Korean Peninsula relations at SIPA and in the department of political science at Columbia University. He is a Korea Society senior director for policy, senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and a senior advisor to the United Nations program in support of cooperation in Northeast Asia. Previously, he was a senior fellow and director at the EastWest Institute, an associate professor of international relations at New York University, and a visiting professor at American University, the National University of Mongolia--where he was a Fulbright senior scholar--and Waseda University. Dr. Noerper was an Intellibridge vice president, State Department senior analyst, and an associate and assistant professor at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii. He was an East-West Center fellow and Washington representative for the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development. The author of more than seventy publications on US policy, Korea and Northeast Asia, he has appeared widely on radio and television, to include the BBC, Bloomberg, CBC, CNN, NPR and VOA and in The Wall Street Journal and other print. He holds advanced degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and London School of Economics. He is a member of the National Committee on North Korea and recipient of Mongolia's State Friendship Medal.