Ji Baek

DPhil in Public Policy Student (2016)

Prior to BSG, I was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. I just published my book North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society (Yale University Press, November  2016). During this fellowship, I also conducted foreign policy research and joined Track II dialogues to discuss the challenges that North Korea’s nuclear program presents in an evolving Asia region.

My research areas include US-East Asia policy, and the impact of information access in liberalizing closed societies. I’m inspired by questions such as: What weakens authoritarian regimes? What role do democracies play in the political liberalization of closed societies?

I received my Masters in Public Policy, and my Bachelors in Government at Harvard University. I worked at Google Headquarters in sales and was the North Korea lead for information access projects.

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DPhil student Jieun Baek is quoted in the piece
NPR - Wednesday, 5 July, 2017
DPhil student Jieun Baek represents one side of the debate
City A.M. - Friday, 16 June, 2017
DPhil student Jieun Baek writes for a website specialised in Korean issues
Beyond Parallel - Monday, 13 February, 2017
An opinion piece by Jieun Baek, DPhil student and author
The New York Times - Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
Pyongyang versus the digital underground, by DPhil student and author Jieun Baek
Foreign Affairs - Monday, 28 November, 2016
Interview with DPhil student Jieun Baek and author of the book "North Korea's Hidden Revolution"
BBC World Service - Thursday, 17 November, 2016
Interview with Jieun Baek, DPhil student and author of the book "North Korea's Hidden Revolution"
Wall Street Journal - Wednesday, 16 November, 2016