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Dr. Kongdan Oh is a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. She conducts research on North Korean politics and economy, South Korean politics and economy, Inter-Korean relations and unification, East Asian culture and society, and U.S. foreign and security policy toward East Asia.
Dr. Oh was a policy analyst at RAND from 1987-1995 and also consulted for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She has presented briefings to the Departments of State, Defense, and Energy, as well as other branches of the U.S. government. Before joining RAND, she directed academic programs for the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Oh has written more than 50 book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers, in addition to four books and a dozen RAND and IDA monographs. Her most recent publications include the edited “Korea Briefing 1997-1999: Challenges and Change at the Turn of the Century” and the co-authored “North Korea through the Looking Glass”. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Korea Club in Washington, D.C.