Peter Ward is a MA student in the Department of Sociology at Seoul National University in South Korea and research assistant to Professor Andrei Lankov. He received his BA from Korea University in Korean History, writing his thesis on the First Party Conference of the Korean Workers Party.
Peter has lived in East Asia for the last six years, where he researches North Korean issues. He collaborates with North Koreans living in South Korea to investigate the North Korean economy, with industrial relations and state-business relations in the nascent private sector being a focus of particular interest. He is also interested in the history of the North Korean economy and how North Korean economic institutions have evolved over time.
Peter has worked as a Korean translator, and maintains a keen interest in US politics.