Dr. John Park

Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. John Park is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security focusing on the political economy of the Korean Peninsula, nuclear proliferation, economic statecraft, and North Korean cyber activities.

Dr. Park is the Director of the Korea Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. He is also an Associated Faculty Member of Harvard University’s Korea Institute, Faculty Member of the Committee on Regional Studies East Asia, and a Faculty Affiliate with the Project on Managing the Atom. He was the 2012-13 Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at MIT’s Security Studies Program. Earlier, Dr. Park worked at Goldman Sachs and the Boston Consulting Group. He also directed Northeast Asia Track 1.5 dialogues at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. He advises Northeast Asia policy-focused officials in the U.S. government. Dr. Park’s current research examines the North Korean regime’s accumulated learning in evading sanctions. He has testified on North Korea before the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. Dr. Park received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He completed his predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.

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