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- Victor Cha the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; professor of government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; former director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council during the Bush administration.
- Joel Wit former State Department official and current Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins. Founder of its website on North Korea, "38 North" which can be found at 38north.org.
- Barbara Demick Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times and author of "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"
- Amb. Wendy Sherman Vice Chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group. She is former special advisor to President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright, and was Counselor for the State Department and North Korea policy coordinator in the Clinton Administration.
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