Dr. Colin Bradford is a Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Governance Innovation. A former chief economist at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bradford focuses on global economic governance, environmental governance, and international economics and development. Colin has been a leading figure in mobilizing professional opinion and policy attention on the importance of the G20. In the mid-1990s, he was a leader in articulating the need for a post-cold war vision for development cooperation by developing the International Development Goals (IDGs) in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). In 2003, he played a pivotal role in transforming the IDGs and the Millennium Declaration goals into a single vision which we know today as the Millennium Development Goals. He was an adviser to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Helsinki Process on the MDGs in the 2000s. In the 1980s, while at Yale, Dr. Bradford played a key role in the international debate regarding the East Asian Miracles. Dr. Bradford has focused his professional life as an international economist on the relationship of developing countries to the world economy, serving ten years in the U.S. government, eight years in international institutions, and sixteen years in universities, including Yale, American University, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins SAIS. He was a presidential appointee in the Clinton administration, where he was chief economist of USAID, a political appointee in the Carter administration where he was head of the office of multilateral development banks in the U.S. Treasury, and a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles (D-Florida). He held senior economic policy positions in the OECD in Paris, the World Bank and the Inter-American Committee for the Alliance for Progress. He holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia.
Dr. Marcus Noland is the Deputy Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. He was a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President and has held research or teaching positions at Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California, Tokyo University, Saitama University (now the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies), the University of Ghana, and the Korea Development Institute. He has written extensively on the economies of Japan, Korea, and China, and is unique among American economists in having devoted serious scholarly effort to the problems of North Korea and the prospects for Korean unification. He won the 2000/1 Ohira Memorial Award for his book Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas.
Dr. Stephen Noerper is Senior Vice President of The Korea Society, a former professor at NYU, academy president, corporate vice president, State Department analyst and NGO representative. He has taught on Korea at American University, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Waseda University, and the National University of Mongolia and was a senior fellow with the EastWest Institute, East West Center, Edward R. Murrow Center and Seoul’s Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security.