◆Shanghai Workshop : A Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone and Misssile Control in Northeast Asia
July 16-18, 2004  Institute of International Studies, Fudan Universiry, Shanghai  
     Cosposors: Institute of International Studies, Fudan Universiry & Peace Depot

Participants' Short Bio

LIU Xuecheng
Senior Researcher and Director of American Studies, China Institute of International Studies, China. He is also Member of CSCAP-China National Committee, Member of ARF Experts/Eminent Persons, Standing Council Member of China Association of South Asian Studies, Director of Beijing Center for American Studies, Director of Asian Study Program, China Reform Forum, and adjunct professor of Tsinghua University. Dr. Liu got his Ph. D. and MA degrees at the University of Texas at Austin and Master of Law at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

SHEN Dingli

A physicist by training, is a professor of international relations at Fudan University. He is the Executive Dean of Institute of International Studies, and Deputy Director of Center for American Studies of Fudan University. He is also the co-founder and director of China's first non-government-based Program on Arms Control and Regional Security, at Fudan University.

SHI Yuanhua
From 1990 to 1991, having acquired the award research fund of Rikkyo University of Japan, he became the visiting researcher and guest professor of Rikkyo University. From 1998 to 1999, he was the guest professor and researcher of Japan Foundation, Tokyo University and Hitotsibasi University. From 2002, he became a researcher of The Korean Foundation and became a visiting professor of Far East Institute of Qingnan University of Korea. He had been the deputy director of the History Department between 1985 and 1990, 1992 to 1996. In 1992, he was the director of the research offices of Chinese Modern History and The history of the Republic of China. From 1993, he acted as the deputy director of the Center for Korean Studies of Fudan University. Now he is the Director of the Center for Korean Studies, professor of the Institute of International Studies of Fudan University.

XU Weidi
Sr. Col Xu Weidi, born in March 1956, is a senior research fellow in Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University. After graduation from a high school in 1974, he did farm work for two years in counryside of Hubei Province. Enlisted in the People's Liberation Army (PLA), China in 1976, he served as a soldier in an engineering regiment. Studies in the University of Dr. Sun Yatsen from 1978 to 1981 and the Huazhong University of Science and Technology from 1982 to 1984m he gained a BA in 1982 and a MA in 1985. He entered in a military commander training program in 1985 in the Military College, PLA in Beijing,. In 1996, as one of the earliest members, he entered in the Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, PLA. He served as a military observer and teamsite leader in a UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO) from 1992 to 1993. In 1999, he spent 6 months in RUSI in London as a visiting fellow. Having published some academic papers either domestically and abroad, heis mainly forcused in Asia-Pacific security studies.

KUROSAKI Akira is a research associate at Rikkyo University, Japan. He is also a president of STudent Young Pugwash Japan. His areas of Study are U.S. FOreign Policy, Japan-U.S. Relations, and Arms Control and Disarmament.

NAKAMURA Keiko is a staff researcher at the Peace Depot, Japan. She has been working as an editor of Nuclear Weapon and Nuclear Test MOnitor, and Yearbook; Nuclear DIsarmament, Peace , and Nuclear Weapon-Free Local Authorities 2004.

Takao Takahara is Professor of International Politics and Peace Research, Faculty of International Studies, Meijigakuin University, Yokohama, Japan. He is also member of the International Peace Research Institute Meijigakuin University (PRIME). Before teaching at Meijigakuin University from 1985, Takao Takahara was Assistant Researcher at University of Tokyo (1979-82), taught at Kanagawa University (1983) and Rikkyo University (1984) . He was Visiting Fellow/Visiting Scholar at the Peace Studies Program, Cornell University (1991-92/1992-93) and Visiting Scholar at the Program for General Disarmament, University of Maryland (2000-01).

He is the founder and the current President of the Peace Depot (Japan), a non-profit organization based in Yokohama, Japan and incorporated under the 1998 NPO Act. He also serves as the International Coordinator of the Pacific Campaign for Disarmament and Security (PCDS), a Pacific regional network for disarmament, the Editor-in-Chief of Nuclear Weapon and Nuclear Test Monitor, a bi-weekly Japanese publication which covers regional security and nuclear issues, a member of the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) International Steering Committee, and the East Asian Coordinator of the Parliamentarian Network for Nuclear Disarmament (PNND). He is now leading a research project "A Civil Society Initiative on Northeast Asia Security Frameworks," funded by the Toyota Foundation.

CHEONG Wooksik
Cheong Wooksik is a Founder and Representative of Civil Network for a Peaceful Korea(CNPK), a non-government organization which was launched in 1999. As a peace activist and researcher, he has conducted many things, including the activities to prevent another Korean war, to raise the disarmament issues including military budget, conventional weapons, US forces in Korea, missile defense, nuclear weapon. Regarding these activities, he has been a core coordinator in South Korea, as the executive director of Korean Committee against MD and for Peace, and director of Korea National Council for Peace.

KANG Jungmin
Jungmin Kang is a freelancing nuclear analyst in Seoul, South Korea and have good connections in the South Korean nuclear establishments and NGOs. I bring to the study of nuclear policy issues considerable expertise in technical analyses of nuclear energy issues, based on my studies in South Korea, Japan and the US. I have written many articles on the nuclear issues, including the North Korean nuclear issues, on the newspapers and popular magazines. My recent research interests focus on the technical analysis on the North Korean nuclear issues. I received a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Tokyo University, Japan, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. I worked in Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security for two and a half years in 1998-2000.

Regina HAGEN
Coordinator, International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP), Germany, which is part of the activities of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Science, Technology and Security (IAUNUS) at Darmstadt University of Technology. In this capacity, she co-edits the INESAP Information Bulletin. A specialist on issues related to nuclear disarmament and space weaponization, Ms. Hagen is a popular public speaker. She has published widely and is the translator and co-editor of several books, including "Space Use and Ethics," " Security and Survival. The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention," and " Fast Track to Zero Nuclear Weapons." Linking the scientific community with the grassroots peace movement, Ms. Hagen serves on the Board of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, on teh Global Council of Abolition 2000, and as Vice-Preseident of the NGO Committee for Disarmament in Geneva. On a local level, she is member of the Darmstadt Peace Forum, and in Germany serves as a co-coordinator of the German Abolition 2000 section.


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