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John Park

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John Park

Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School
John Park

Dr. John Park is a senior Asia analyst at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, where he serves as Director of the Korea Project. His core research projects focus on economic statecraft, nuclear proliferation, Asian alliances, and North Korean cyber activities. At Harvard University, he is an Associated Faculty Member of the Korea Institute, Faculty Member of the Committee on Regional Studies East Asia, and a Faculty Affiliate with the Project on Managing the Atom. 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 via cyber operations. 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 Harvard University.