Our Team

Jongwoo HanJongwoo Han (Ph.D. Political Science, Syracuse University, 1997) founded the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial and now serves as President for the Korean War Legacy Foundation. In addition to articles in renowned scholarly journals such as International Studies Quarterly, he has published several books on Korea: Networked Information Technologies, Elections and Politics; Understanding North Korea: Indigenous Perspectives; Power, Place and State-Society Relations in Korea: Neo-Confucian and Geomantic Reconstruction of the Developmental State and Democratization; and The Gospel: Mark, Matthew, Luke and John in One. His involvement with North Korea’s Kim Chaek University of Technology since 2002 led to North Korea’s first digital library in 2005. As Series Editor of “Lexington Studies on Korea’s Place in International Relations,” he is working with scholars to produce five books annually, including his own The Two Korean Wars and Metamorphosis of US-Korea Relations.

Joe KarbJoseph Karb serves as the Executive Director of the Korean War Legacy Foundation.  He has taught middle school Social Studies in Springville, N.Y. for twenty years. In 2012, he was selected as the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Middle School teacher. Serving as both a C-SPAN Fellow and C-SPAN Senior Fellow, Joseph developed a number of civic education initiatives at the cable network. He also serves on the New York State Education Department Content Advisory Panel and the Board of Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies. Joe was one of the writers for RFK Human Rights Speak Truth to Power Curriculum and is the co-creator and a coordinator of the Speak Truth to Power student video contest, which engages students in social justice issues.  His work has been featured nationally in social studies research studies, Social Education, and PBS Newshour.

Andrew Beiter is an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Springville Middle School outside of Buffalo, New York. He is the founder and Director for the Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, as well as the Educators’ Institute for Human Rights, which provides human rights training for teachers countries that have experienced genocide, including Rwanda, Bosnia, and Cambodia. He is also the co-Director of the websites I Am Syria and the American Federation of Teachers’ Teach Human Rights, as well as part of the curriculum team for Kerry Kennedy’s book Speak Truth To Power.

Jenny Town is the Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute (USKI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and manages programs on North Korea, nuclear policy and energy security in Northeast Asia. She is the Managing Editor and Producer of “38 North,” a web-journal providing informed analysis of events in and around the DPRK, from social evolution to political developments to WMD. She is an expert reviewer for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index, where she previously worked on the Human Rights in North Korea Project. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS, an Associate Member of the Council of Korean Americans and a Member of the National Committee on North Korea. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Melton Foundation.