Senior Vice President
The Society employs as its senior vice president for policy, Dr. Stephen Noerper, a noted scholar, analyst and advisor whose non-profit efforts date to 1985 and Korea efforts to 1988. Dr. Noerper came to the Korea Society from his residency as a senior fellow and director of global networks at the EastWest Institute and associate professor of international relations at New York University. Professor Noerper came to New York from his vice presidency at Intellibridge Corporation and adjunct professorship at American University. Dr. Noerper served as a senior analyst on Korea at the US State Department, as a Fulbright senior scholar and visiting professor to the National University of Mongolia, where he also served as Asia Foundation resident representative, and as a visiting full professor to Waseda University in Japan, where he taught on Korea and Northeast Asia cooperation. Professor Noerper served from 1996-2000 as an assistant and then associate professor of international relations at Hawaii’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. He was a visiting fellow at the East West Center and prior Washington, DC representative for the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, which produced the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network (NAPSNet) Daily Report. He served earlier as a fellow at the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy, visiting fellow to Korea’s Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security, and associate with Chicago’s Stone Foundation.
Dr. Noerper has appeared on ABC Radio, BBC TV and Radio, Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNN Live, National Public Radio, VOA television and radio, and in numerous dailies in Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Mongolia and Singapore. Professor Noerper has authored a diplomatic history on Korea, The Tiger’s Leap, fifty-five chapters and articles, and numerous analyses. He holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and London School of Economics. He has sat on arts and governance boards and currently serves on the board of directors of the Van Fleet Foundation.