Choson Exchange’s Managing Director Geoffrey See will be joining MIT’s Center for International Studies as a Research Affiliate. In this capacity, he will focus on development issues in North Korea and will be combining knowledge generation with Choson Exchange’s active projects in North Korea. Choson Exchange previously introduced MIT’s OpenCourseWare in North Korea and look to continue bringing innovative approaches to education to North Korea. MIT’s Center for International Studies is a leading academic center for research on security-related issues, and Researcher Jim Walsh at the Center is a leading expert in the field, an active participant in Track II dialogues with North Korea, and is building a highly innovative and exciting team of scholars focusing on North Korea.
Geoffrey believes that “North Korea is a field where innovative ideas and research combined with on-the-ground involvement in the country can be a potent and effective mix. Being involved with MIT will allow Choson Exchange to fulfill our mission of innovating in North Korea by tapping the wealth of economic policy, entrepreneurship and pedagogical expertise at MIT, as well as allowing us to more strongly understand the links between economic development and security issues in North Korea.”