James Person

James Person
Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program, North Korea
International Documentary Project, Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars
James F. Person is the Deputy Director for the History and Public
Policy Program and coordinator of the North Korea International
Documentation Project. Person is editor of the NKIDP Working Paper
Series and co-editor of the Cold War International History Project
Bulletin and History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History
Conference Series. Person has worked as a consultant on historical
Ph.D, Modern Korean History, George Washington University; M.Phil., Soviet History, Moscow State
University; B.A. History and Fine Arts, The George Washington University.
Diplomatic historian; Archival research in the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (RGASPI),
the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History (RGANI), the Archive of the Foreign Policy of the
Russian Federation (AVPRF), the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), and the Russian State
Archive of the Economy (RGAE), Chinese Foreign Ministry Archive; professorial lecturer, Korea University,
Graduate School of International Studies.
North Korean history and politics; modern Korean history; modern Asian history; Cold War history;
Soviet foreign policy; archives and archival openness.