Senior Vice President
Stephen E. Noerper is senior vice president for policy at The Korea Society. His focus there is on Korea’s rising regional and global leadership roles, Northeast Asian relations, and North Korea. Prior, Noerper served as director of global networks, a senior fellow on Northeast Asia, and director for Russia and Eurasia at the EastWest Institute. He was an associate professor of international relations at New York University, where he taughtEast Asia Today, History of the Cold War, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Ethnic Conflict. He earlier taught at American University in Washington, DC, where he was vice president for programs at a Georgetown-based international analysis firm. Dr. Noerper served as an Asia Foundation resident representative and Fulbright senior scholar in Mongolia, where he taught at the National University’s School of Foreign Service. He was a visiting full professor at Waseda University and a senior analyst on Korea and Northeast Asia with the US State Department. Professor Noerper taught as an assistant and then associate professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and was a visiting fellow at the East West Center. Prior, Dr. Noerper was Washington, DC representative for the Nautilus Institute and an editor and contributor to the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network (NAPSNet) Daily Report. He appears frequently on media and holds a MSc. from the London School of Economics and MALD and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.