May 22, 2024


Jieun Baek

Jieun Baek

Jieun Baek is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford.  Previously, she was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at  Harvard University where she wrote "North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society". Her book will be published by Yale University Press in  November, 2016. Baek worked at Google, where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas’ North Korea expert. Baek received her bachelor’s in Government and master’s degrees in Public Policy from Harvard. Her hometown is Los Angeles, California. Visit her at


North Korea’s future and the growth of information access

In the third part of a series, we examine whether outside information could bring down the regime

Jieun BaekJieun BaekDecember 15, 2016

What’s getting into North Korea and why does it matter?

In the second part of a series, we examine the goods making their way into the DPRK

Jieun BaekJieun BaekNovember 23, 2016

Why foreign information in North Korea is such a big deal

In the first part of a series, we examine why outside information is so important to North Korea's future

Jieun BaekJieun BaekOctober 19, 2016