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Each year The Sigur Center hosts Visiting Scholars from around the world, who are selected on a highly competitive basis to conduct research related to Asia.

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Visiting Scholars in Residence at The Sigur Center

Since the scholars do not always come into the office, it is easier to contact them via email than phone.



Kum Loul HA, South Korea
Affiliation: Chief Professor, Gachon University, South Korea
Research topic: "U.S.-Korea Relations."




Jongkeon KO, South Korea
Affiliation: Lieutenant Colonol, ROK Army
Research topic: "The Study of North Korea's Sudden Collapse and Unification of Korea."


Jung-Chul LEE, South Korea
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Soongsil University, South Korea
Research topic: "After Sanctions: What Next for the Korean Peninsula?"


KoKyung Soo LEE, South Korea
Affiliation: Major, ROK Air Force
Research topic: "China’s Anti-Access/Area Denial Strategy and it’s Implications for East Asian Security."



Tuo LIU, Taiwan
Affiliation: Section Chief of Japan Government Affairs Secion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan
Research topic: "The Role of Taiwan as a Stake-holder in Regional Security."


Satoru MORI, Japan
Affiliation: Professor, Hosei University, Japan
Research topic: "U.S. Regional Strategy in Asia since 1971"


Kailei Kailei YAN, China
Affiliation: Associate Professor, The College of Art and Communication, Tongji University, China
Research topic: "Study of Contemporary Documentary Filmmakers in China and the U.S."


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