Jieun Baek

Jieun Baek

Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Currently based in: Cambridge, USA

DPhil Public Policy (2016)

Talk to me about: Academia, Public policy, Research, Working in the US 

Jieun Baek currently a fellow at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School focusing on North Korea policy (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). She is the author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, and is the founder and co-director of Lumen, a non-profit organization that works to make information available to all North Koreans. Prior to receiving her doctorate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford, she was a research fellow at the Belfer Center, and worked at Google headquarters for several years where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas’ North Korea expert.  Baek received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard.  She matriculated at Oxford in October 2016, and completed her doctorate in 2020 in Public Policy. She is a proud Los Angeles native. Visit her at www.JieunBaek.com.


If you would like to be put in touch with Jieun, please contact Annabelle at development@stx.ox.ac.uk