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  • Alexander ZHEBIN

    Director, Center for Korean Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies
    Russia

    Parallel Session 1

    Alexander ZHEBIN

    Director, Center for Korean Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies
    Russia

    Dr. Alexander Zhebin is a Russian political scientist and specialist on Korean affairs. Director of the Center for Korean Studies at Institue of Far Eastern Studies (IFES) in Mosocw since 2004. He worked for 12 years in North Korea as a journalist and a diplomat.

    He graduated form the Moscow State Institue of International Releations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975 and began his career in TASS news agency. In 1978-1979 - TASS correspondent in Pyongyang, in 1983-1990 - TASS Bureau Chief in Pyongyang. In 1998-2001 - first secretary, counsellor at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the DPRK.

    He joined Institue of Far Eastern Studies (IFES) in Moscow in 1992 and received his Ph.D. in political science in 1998 from the IFES. In 1993-1994 ~ visiting research fellow at the Asiatic Research Center at Korea Unversity in Seoul. In 1997 - visiting research fellow at Korea Institute of National Unification (KINU) in Seoul.

    Dr. A.Zhebin's major fields of research are political developments in the DPRK, Russia-Korea relations, security situation in Northeast Asia and on the Korean peninsula, nuclear problem on the Korean peninsula. He authored three bookrs, chapters in several collective monographs and numerous articles in academic journals and newspapers in the USA, Europe, China, Republic of Korea and Russia. He frequently Science Association (RPSA), International Political Science Association (IPSA). Mosocw Journalist Association, Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE).

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