AHN KIM Jeong-Ae, Representative Women Making Peace

‪Ahn-Kim JeongAe is Representative of Women Making Peace, NGO, at Seoul South Korea. She is also co-representative of National Campaign Organization against US Military Crimes in Korea, NGO, and co-reresentative of United for Gijichon(US military bases in South Korea) Women's Human Rights. She was a part-time professor in many universities, Inha University, Hanyang University, and Korean Military Academy(almost same curriculum as US West Point's). And she was Visiting Scholar, East Asian Institute, US Columbia University. From 1995 through 2000, she was a researcher at Korean Defense Historical Institute, and 2005-2007, inspector in Korean Department of Defense Truth Commission, and 2008-2010, also inspector in National Truth Commission, published several reports about the cases of human rights violated by Korean Government after 1945 liberation till 1990s.

Anastasia Barannikova, Researcher ADM Nevelskoy Maritime State University

Anastasia Barannikova is the researcher of Center for Maritime International Studies, ADM Nevelskoy Maritime State University. She is also the head of Young Pugwash Group, Russian Pugwash Committee Far Eastern Branch and member of a number of Associations and NGOs. She has a background in Linguistics & Intercultural Communication, National, Information, Military Security, International Relations, and History & Political Sciences from the Far Eastern National Technical University (1999-2004), Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (2004-2006), ADM Nevelskoy Maritime State University (2010-2013) and numerous workshops and trainings. Her research interests include Arctic strategies and cooperation between Arctic and non-Arctic states; Korean Peninsula, DPRK foreign and domestic policies, problems of unification; problems of economic, energy, military, security and political interaction and cooperation of Russia, China, DPRK, Japan, ROK, USA. She was a speaker in a number of international conferences in China, DPRK and Russia and has more than 60 publications in scientific journals, newspapers and blogs, including articles in Russian, English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages. 

John Filson, Senior Program Manager for Policy Alliance for Peace Building (This profile reflects John Filson's professional affiliation at the time of the 1st Ulaanbaatar Process meeting. He has since moved to a different organisation)

John Filson is the Senior Program Manager for Policy at the Alliance for Peacebuilding. He oversees AfP's Policymaker Engagement program in Washington, which seeks to provide policymakers with peacebuilding approaches to foreign policy issues. John helps AfP serve as a conduit between civil society peacebuilding experts around the world and the U.S. policymaking process, and ensure the voice of local practitioners struggling to prevent war in their neighborhoods becomes part of policymaking conversations in Congress, the State Department, USAID, and the broader policy community. His work includes hosting civil society delegations from overseas, organizing discussion events on critical themes, and collaborating extensively with issue-based coalitions in Washington and overseas. John brings more than a decade of peacebuilding and development experience to AfP's policy programs, including years of hands-on work in the Middle East and Latin America. From 2007-2009, he lived with uprooted communities in Northern Iraq as the Iraq Program Manager for Mennonite Central Committee, working closely with Iraqi civil society leaders to provide support and resources for their development and community reconciliation efforts. John has lived and worked in support of local peacebuilders in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, Malawi, Hollywood, and Jerusalem. He holds an MA in International Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He speaks Arabic and Spanish.

Jung Gyunglan Chairperson, International Cooperation Committee Women Making Peace

Ms Jung Gyunglan is Chairperson, International Cooperation Committee and former Co-Representative of Women Making Peace in Seoul, South Korea. She is a gender focal point of GPPAC Northeast Asia. She is a member of the Committee of North and South Korean Exchange and Cooperation for the Seoul City Government. She was a member of the Civil and Governmental body for the South Korean National Action Plan on UN SCR 1325. She was a Coordinator of the Korean women's peace delegation which visited 5 countries to hold the Women's Six Party Talks in 2007 and is a Coordinator of the Organizing Committee of the Northeast Asian Women's Peace Conference since 2009. She completed the Ph.D course at the University of North Korean Studies. She was a visiting scholar at The George Washington University (Sept.2008-Dec.2009) in Washington D.C. and graduated from Korea University (BA and MA) in Seoul. She has authored or co-authored several publications about the women's peace movement and the situation of women in South and North Korea.

 

Kamiya Masamichi, Senior Advisor to Secretary General of Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) World Council of Religions for Peace/Niwano

After graduating from the Gakurin Seminary of Rissho Kosei-kai (RK) in November 1983, Mr. Masamichi Kamiya entered the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in USA in the summer of 1984. In May 1987, He completed the Masters' Degree in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School. He held the positions of an Assistant Secretary General and an Associate Secretary General of WCRP (World Conference of Religions for Peace / Religions for Peace) respectively. Then he served as the Special Research Fellow of the Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University (majoring nuclear disarmament). Then From 2002 to 2015, he was appointed as RK's Deputy Director for External Affairs Department in charge of interfaith dialogue, the Minister of RK's Dharma Center of New York and RK's Representative to the United Nations. He now serves as the Senior Advisor to Secretary General of Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) and also to Religions for Peace International Standing Commission on Disarmament and Security.

 

Kim Jong Hun, Secretary Korean National Peace Committee

Mr Kim Jong Hun is currently Secretary of the Korean National Peace committee, a role he has served since September, 2009. Prior to that, from December 2006, he worked with the Red Cross Society of the D.P.R. of Korea.

 

 

 

 

Lee Mihyeon Coordinator of Center for Peace and Disarmament People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD)

Ms Lee has been working at the PSPD since 2012. Main a0ctivities of the Center include monitoring policies and suggesting possible alternatives to DPRK-US conflicts and North Korea's nuclear issue, inter-Korean relations, Security issues of ROK-US military alliance and arms race in the region etc. On behalf of the organization, she made a presentation with the tile of "How to solve the nuclear weapon problem on the Korean Peninsula - the civil society perspectives" at the NEA-NWFZ NGO forum which was held in parallel with 2014 NPT preparatory committee. She is also in charge of liaison within the GPPAC Seoul.

 

LeeTaeho Secretary General People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD)

Mr Lee has been working at PSPD since 1995. When joined PSPD, he had been responsible for anti-corruption and political reform movement. After Centre for Peace and Disarmament was established in 2003, he has organized various campaigns and project concerning disarmament and democratic control of security power. These works include, but not limited to, campaigns against War on Iraq and Afghanistan, movement against the legislation of the anti-terror law, campaign to reduce military budget and to enhance transparency, civil exchange project between North and South Korean people for reconciliation and cooperation and movement against the construction of Naval Base in Jeju Island. He has also proposed civil alternatives for the military reform and raised questions on the sinking of the Cheonan warship investigation. In addition to this, he has been a policy committee member of the South Korean Committee for the Implementation of the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration since 2005. He is also a co-convenor of the National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island and is a coordinator of the Korean Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament(PNND). He is also an Executive Committee member of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development(FORUM-ASIA). In addition, he is in charge of various coalitions and solidarity networks for democracy and human rights in South Korean society. He was a also a visiting researcher at the Columbia University

 

Linda Lewis, DPRK Country Representative American Friends Service Committee

Linda Lewis is the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Country Representative for China/DPRK. Based in Dalian, China, she is responsible for AFSC's DPRK program, including its long-standing agricultural development project. She is a regular visitor to the DPRK and has organized numerous study tours and exchanges outside Korea for DPRK partners. Linda Lewis has spent much of her career living and working on or near the Korean peninsula, including service in South Korea as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Fulbright grantee and research fellow, and an international program director. Dr. Lewis received her Ph.D. from Columbia and taught for many years at Wittenberg University (Ohio), where she was Professor of Anthropology and Director of the East Asian Studies Program. She has also held visiting appointments at Amherst, Dartmouth, and the University of Washington, and has taught and directed student exchanges at Sogang, Kansai Gaidai and Zhejiang universities. Her most recent scholarly publications have focused on the 1980 Kwangju Uprising. Before joining AFSC in 2010, Dr. Lewis was Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the Institute for Study Abroad – Butler University (Indiana), and Director of Asian and Pacific Studies at the School for International Training-Study Abroad (Vermont).

 

Long Jiangwen, Chinese Association for NGO Cooperation Advisor of China Association for NGO Cooperation, Vice President of China Association of Women Entrepreneurs (CAWE), Member of the Consultation Committee of China Women's University.

Counselor of the International Liaison Department of ACWF from 2007 to 2010, Vice Director-General of the International Liaison Department of ACWF from 2000 to 2007.

 

 

 

O Ryong Il, Secretary General Korean National Peace Committee

Mr O Ryong Il has been a Presidium Member of the Korean National Peace Committee since June, 2016. Prior to that, from 2011, he acted as Secretary General for the organization. Between 2004-2010, he served as Secretary for the Korean Committee for Solidarity with the World People.

 

 

 

Ren Yuanzhe, Department of Diplomacy China Foreign Affairs University

Dr. REN Yuan-zhe is an associate professor at Department of Diplomacy China Foreign Affairs University. He ever was program coordinator of Center for Strategic and Conflict Management, and at present is secretary general of the Center for Strategic and Peace Studies, consultant of the Center for China Foreign Policy Studies at CFAU, local coordinator of Young Leaders Program, Pacific Forum CSIS, and honorary adjunct associate professor at Bond University, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from China Foreign Affairs University in 2009. His main research interests include Security studies in East Asia, especially the Korean Peninsula security and maritime security; regional integration theory and practice in Asian-Pacific region; China-U.S. Relations in the context of East Asian regional relations; China-South Korea-Japan trilateral cooperation. He has been teaching and doing research on those aspects and has published some books and many articles on them. He frequently participates in various forums and conferences in East Asia. His recent publications include: books: China's Maritime Boundary, China International Culture Press, February, 2014; Maritime Security in the Pacific Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities, by Ren Yuanzhe edited, China Ocean Press, September, 2014. Journal articles: "China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Cooperation and East Asian Integration: Process, Achievements and Prospect", Journal of South Korean Studies, Vol. 2, 2014. "Comparative Studies of National Security Commission: China, Japan and South Korea", Journal of International Security Studies, September, 2014; "Obama Administration's Mekong Strategy and Its Influence on China", Contemporary International Relations, No.2, February 2013.

 

Su Hao, Professor China Foreign Affairs University


Su Hao is a distinguished professor in the Department of Diplomacy at the China Foreign Affairs University, and the founding director of Center for Strategic and Peace Studies. He was the chairman of the diplomacy department, director of the China's Foreign Relations Section and Director of Center for Asia-Pacific Studies in this university. He is also affiliated with some institutions in China, such as, member of Chinese Committee, Council of Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC); board members of China Association of Arms Control and Disarmament, China Association of Asia-Pacific Studies, China Association of Asian-African Development Exchange, China Association of China-ASEAN. He got his B.A. and M.A. in history and international relations from Beijing Normal University and Ph.D. in international relations from China Foreign Affairs University. He took his advanced study in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 1993-1995;was a Fulbright scholar in Institute of War and Peace Studies of Columbia University, and in Institute of East Asia of University of California at Berkeley in 2001-2002; and a guest professor in Department of Peace and Conflict Studies of Uppsala University in Sweden in 2004 and Bond University in Australia in 2014. He has been teaching and doing research works on China's diplomatic history, strategic studies and international security, international relations in the Asia-Pacific region and the East Asian cooperation.

 

 

Suzuki Tatsujiro, Director and Professor Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RECNA) at Nagasaki University

Born in 1951. Before joining RECNA, he was a Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) of the Cabinet office (2010-2014). He is also a Council Member of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (2007-09 and from 2014~), and is the Chair of Pugwash Japan. Previously, he was an Associate Vice President of the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry in Japan (1996-2009) and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (2005-009), an Associate Director of MIT's International Program on Enhanced Nuclear Power Safety from 1988-1993 and a Research Associate at MIT's Center for International Studies (1993-95). Dr. Suzuki has a PhD in nuclear engineering from Tokyo University (1988).

Conveners

Yoshioka Tatsuya, GPPAC Northeast Asia Regional Representative

In 1983, Mr Yoshioka Tatsuya started organizing voyages for education and people-to-people reconciliation between Japan and other Asian countries, and to study about Japanese war responsibility. From this vision of promoting people's diplomacy, Peace Boat grew into an organization that has organized 80 voyages for peace. Over the last thirty years, besides being a leading advocate within Japanese civil society, he has engaged internationally with Peace Boat on projects including peace education for Israeli and Palestinian youth, Eritrea-Ethiopia peoples' peace talks, and Northeast Asian people's dialogues. Yoshioka has authored books on the Civil War in the Former Yugoslavia, the Russia-Japan Northern Territories dispute, and on Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution as a global common value for peace. He is a commentator in the Japanese media on issues including the Iraq War and Korea-Japan relations, and has been invited to address the United Nations on issues including peace education and disarmament. Yoshioka is a founding member of the GPPAC International Steering Group, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for leading the Global Article 9 Campaign to Abolish War, to protect and promote Japan's war-renouncing constitution. Since the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Yoshioka has devoted his energies to the establishment of Peace Boat's Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre, which has dispatched more than 13,000 volunteers to the stricken regions, and to the foundation of a post-Fukushima Global Campaign for a Nuclear Power Free World.

 

Meri Joyce, GPPAC Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer International Coordinator Peace Boat

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Meri Joyce graduated from the University of Melbourne and Kyoto University with degrees in Politics and Asian Studies. Since 2005 she has been International Coordinator of Japan-based international organization Peace Boat. Peace Boat is the Regional Secretariat for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in Northeast Asia, and Meri is Regional Liaison Officer for GPPAC in the region. She also sits on the Steering Committee for the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI), coordinates various Peace Boat educational and advocacy projects focused on issues of peacebuilding, conflict prevention and dialogue, and is active as an interpreter and translator.

 

 

Kawasaki Akira, Executive Committee Member Peace Boat Co-Chair, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

In 2009-2010, he served as an NGO Advisor to Co-Chairs of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND). After the 11 March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, he initiated Peace Boat's activities to help children of Fukushima and organized Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World in January 2012 as the Conference Director. He lectures at Keisen University, Tokyo, and frequently writes in Japanese newspapers and journals on nuclear disarmament. 18) Anjeli NARANDRAN International Coordinator Peace Boat Anjeli joined Peace Boat as International Coordinator in 2014 after having participated in 2 of Peace Boat's Global Voyages as a volunteer. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Director for the Political and Economic Department of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Singapore, an international organisation tasked with fostering greater mutual understanding between the two regions. 

 

 

Anjeli Narandran, International Coordinator, Peace Boat

Anjeli joined Peace Boat as International Coordinator in 2014 after having participated in 2 of Peace Boat's Global Voyages as a volunteer. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Director for the Political and Economic Department of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Singapore, an international organisation tasked with fostering greater mutual understanding between the two regions. Anjeli has conceptualised and managed numerous international projects in the fields of human rights, governance, security and conflict transformation as well as sustainable development and has worked with civil society groups and government representatives from over 50 countries. Anjeli holds a Bachelor's Degree in European Studies Theater from the National University of Singapore Master's Degree in International Relations from l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Toulouse, France.

 

Peter van Tuijl, Senior Advisor, Kemitraan-Partnership for Governance Reform Indonesia‬ (Former Executive Director, GPPAC Global Secretariat)

‪Peter, a Dutch national, currently serves as the Senior Advisor of the Partnership for Governance Reform. Previously, he worked for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2016. Between 2000 and 2007, he lived in Jakarta, Indonesia, and worked as a Civil Society expert with the UNDP-led Partnership for Governance Reform and as a Senior Technical Advisor for a project to combat corruption in the Indonesian National Police, under the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), United States Department of Justice. Previously Peter worked as a Senior Advisor with OxfamNovib, focusing on NGO advocacy capacity building, and served as Executive Secretary to the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID). He has published a number of articles in Academic journals and other media on the role of NGOs, transnational civil society, human rights, as well as on social and political developments in Indonesia, and is co-editor with Lisa Jordan of "NGO Accountability, Politics, Principles and Innovations" (Earthscan 2006). As Executive Director of GPPAC, Peter frequently writes and speaks out in the international media on issues of conflict prevention and peacebuilding. During the summer of 2015, Peter was a guest speaker professor with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Notre Dame University, to work on a new book on Civil Society and Peacebuilding, which was published in 2016.‬ 

 


Zahid Movlazadeh, Former Programme Manager for Action Learning/ Dialogue & Mediation, Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, GPPAC Global Secretariat


Zahid Movlazadeh was the Programme Manager for Action Learning/ Dialogue & Mediation and the Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia at the GPPAC Global Secretariat.  He has more than fifteen years of experience in supporting post-conflict rehabilitation programmes, developing civil society partnerships and networks for conflict prevention, designing and facilitating dialogue processes and implementing peacebuilding initiatives in different conflict-affected contexts.  Prior to joining GPPAC he represented International Alert in Azerbaijan, worked with the Centre for Peacebuilding and Community Development in Russia, coordinated projects with Relief International, and advised local and international institutions including the UN and OSCE on conflict prevention and peacebuilding strategies.

 

Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan, Ambassador-at-Large of Mongolia in charge of multilateral affairs

He was one of the founding members of Blue Banner. In 2008-2012 he served as Mongolia's Ambassador to Austria and its Permanent Representative to Vienna-based international organizations. He also served as advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He holds a diploma of International Lawyer and PhD in International Law from the Moscow State Institution for International Relations. In 1996-2003 he served as Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the U.N. In 1993-1996 he was the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council of Mongolia. In 1992-1993 he served as the Foreign Policy, and Legal Advisor to the President of Mongolia. In 1988-1992 he was Minister Counsellor, Deputy Chief of Mission, to the Mongolian Embassy in the USSR/Russian Federation. He has published extensively in the areas of security and disarmament studies. He also contributed articles on international legal issues and on the role of small states in international relations. He has a doctor's degree in jurisprudence (international law).

 

 

Myagmar Dovchin, Director of the Mongolian Institute for Geopolitical Studies Lead professor of the Mongolian State Defense University

Mr. Myagmar D is a Doctor of Military Science (Sc.D), Professor on International Security Studies and Major General (Ret.). Since 1987 he has worked in educational and research organizations of national security and defense sectors. From 1998 to 2005 he worked as President of the Mongolian State Defense University, in 2005-2006 as Advisor to the Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Mongolia, in 2006, 2012 as Military advisor to the Minister of Defense of Mongolia and from 2006-2008 as Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National Security Council of Mongolia. Currently he holds position of Director of the Mongolian Institute for Geopolitical Studies and is Advisor to the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National Security Council of Mongolia. Dr. Myagmar has experience of working in fields of international security, defense studies and makes researches on developing scientific basics for reforming defense sector of Mongolia. He has published many articles and research papers on North-East Asian security issues and role of Mongolia in the region. Prof. Dr. Myagmar is also involved in Blue Banner, a Mongolian NGO established in 2005 to promote nuclear non-proliferation as well as Mongolia's initiative to turn the country into a single-State nuclear-weapon-free zone (NWFZ). Currently he holds position of Director of the Blue Banner. He has written extensively on nuclear security issues, about Northeast Asia and Mongolia's nuclear-weapon-free status.

 

Altantsegtseg Noosgoi Professor, School of International Relations and Public Administration, National University of Mongolia

Having been educated in St Petersburg, Moscow, Dr Altantsetseg Noosgoi has also spent time as a scholar in India, the United States, the Netherlands and China. She has published extensively on topics including Chinese Foreign Policy, Mongolian National Independence Movements. She has been a member of the Governing Council of GPPAC Ulaanbaatar Focal Point Blue Banner since 2005, involved in editing books on the role of Mongolia's Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, and co-organizing International Day of Peace events held in September each year since 2004 with students of the National University of Mongolia.

 

 

Galsanjamts Sereeter, Board Member, Blue Banner NGO

Mr Galsanjamts Sereeter is an Analyst and Professor at the Institute for Geopolitical Studies. He has a Bachelor's degree in International Economics from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) MFA Russia (MGIMO), and a Master's degree in International and Regional Security from the Defense University of Mongolia. Until recently he was Director of the Mongolian Resource Corporation, as well as working as a self-employed researcher. Previously, he was a Senior Officer with the National Security Council of Mongolia from 2003-2010, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, Mognolia from 1997-2003. he is also the honored and beloved grandpa of 6 grandchildren.

 

Ganbolor Batsukh, Secretary, Blue Banner NGO

Ms Ganbolor Batsukh is Secretary of the NGO Blue Banner since April, 2016. She is also Secretary of the Mongolia Japan Journalists Partnership Association. She graduated in June 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the School of International Relations and Public Administration. Her Bachelor's thesis- was on the subject of the People's Republic of China's "One belt, one road" initiative and Mongolia.

 

 

Nyamdaavaa Ravdandorj, Publications Manager, Blue Banner NGO

Nyamdavaa is a member and the publications manager of the NGO Blue Banner since 2013. He is a Researcher at the Mongolian Institute for Defense Studies. He defended his M.A. degree in International Relations at the School of International Relations and Public Administration, National University of Mongolia in 2016. His research priority is Northeast Asian Security Issues and Cooperation, especially issues around the establishment of a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in Northeast Asia.