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Each year The Sigur Center hosts Visiting Scholars and Visiting Research Associates 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.



Min Ho CHOI, South Korea
Affiliation: Major, ROK Army
Research topic: "The possibility of applying R2P(Responsibility to Protect) to North Korea."




Naofumi ISHIKAWA, Japan
Affiliation: Editor, The Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Research topic: "Does Decreasing Population Slow Economic Growth? Discussions Over Japan’s Situation and Policy Implications."

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

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

Satoshi NAKANO, Japan
Affiliation: Professor of History, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Research topic: "Bridging and Integrating Asia-Pacific War History and Genocide Studies: General Comparative Studies of Justice, Reconciliation, and Memory"


Yasuyo SAKATA, Japan
Affiliation: Professor of International Relations, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
Research topic: "The Strategic Value of the U.S.-ROK Alliance in Asia Pacific Security: Exploring Historical and Contemporary U.S. Perspectives"


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