Dr. Stephen Noerper

Asia Dialogue




Stephen Noerper is the President of the Hawaii-based Asia Dialogue. Dr. Noerper has more than three decades in academia, non-profits, public service and the private sector. He also serves as a Senior Adviser to the United Nations Programme to Support Cooperation in Northeast Asia and is an adjunct Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. 

Professor Noerper taught at Columbia University, NYU, American University, and as a visiting professor at Waseda University and the National University of Mongolia, where he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. He served as Senior Vice President and Senior Director for Policy with the Korea Society, as a Director and Senior Fellow with the EastWest Institute, and as a State Department Senior Analyst. He has written extensively and appeared across major media, to include the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, NPR and in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. He holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and London School of Economics and sat on three charitable boards.