Dr. Stephen Noerper
Stephen Noerper is the inaugural President of Asia Dialogue, spearheading initiatives that build and bridge global understanding. It’s Talk Asia articulates issues of Asia today, and The Asianists spotlights those bringing America to the Pacific. Dr. Noerper advances focus on Korea and Northeast Asia, building on thirty-five years in academe, NGOs, public service and private sector.
He is a Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute Adjunct Research Scholar, Senior Adviser to the United Nations Programme to Support Cooperation in Northeast Asia, and Visiting Scholar at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Dr. Noerper served with the Korea Society, EastWest Institute, New York University, U.S. State Department, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development; as a visiting professor at American University, Waseda University and National University of Mongolia; and as a visiting fellow at the East-West Center and Edward R. Murrow Center. He’s addressed audiences in Korea, China, Japan, EU, Eurasia and US, authored seventy-five publications on Korea and Northeast Asia, and appeared across major media — on Bloomberg, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NHK, NPR and other outlets. He holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and London School of Economics.