Ji Baek

DPhil in Public Policy Student (2016)

I am interested in the early stages of dissent in authoritarian regimes. My doctoral dissertation investigates the factors that motivate first movers of dissent in Burma, and potential causal pathways that lead to dissent escalation. My research is supervised by Professor Maya Tudor.

I am the Founder and Director of Lumen, an NGO that works to send information into North Korea, and also a research affiliate at Oxford's Center for Technology and Global Affairs. Prior to the Blavatnik School of Government, I was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where I wrote my first book North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society (Yale University Press, 2016). During this fellowship, I also conducted US foreign policy research and joined Track II dialogues to discuss the challenges that North Korea’s nuclear program presents in an evolving Asia region.

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. Visit me at www.JieunBaek.com 

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Our DPhil student and author Jieun Baek is interviewed on North Korea
Australian Broadcast Corporation - Wednesday, 29 November, 2017
Piece about life as a woman in the North Korean army. DPhil student and author Jieun Baek is interviewed
BBC News - Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Nicholas Kristof's article about North Korea quotes DPhil student and author Jieun Baek
New York Times - Thursday, 5 October, 2017
Interview with DPhil student and author Jieun Baek
NPR - Friday, 1 September, 2017
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