The DPRK Strategic Research Center at KIMEP University closely follows DPRK developments and collaborates with policy makers and experts in the Korean conflict. The center’s mission is to construct policy recommendations for the establishment of peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula through economic reform and opening.

Dr. Chan Young Bang, the Principal Investigator, is the President of KIMEP University. He served as the Economic Advisor to President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, following the collapse of the USSR, and also provided counsel to USSR President Gorbachev and North Korean Economic Advisor Kim Yong-sun.