Sylvia Kim is Regional Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the United States’ largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans. Prior to joining Advancing Justice, Sylvia served as Executive Director of a multi-ethnic collaborative advocating to reduce racial disparities in accessing mental health; was Co-Founder of HanVoice, Canada’s largest human rights organisation for North Korean human rights; an Assistant Crown Attorney and defense attorney practicing criminal law; and provided pro bono community-based work managing public legal education programs and training sessions on access to justice issues. Sylvia currently sits on the Steering Committee for the Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition and writes on matters of international law, justice, and human rights.
Billy Davis is Public Affairs and Policy Manager at Hft, a UK charity providing local support for people with learning disabilities and their families. Prior to joining Hft, Billy served as Public Affairs Manager of History and Policy at King’s College London; Campaigns & Strategy Officer for the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea; European Union Account Manager for DODS; and a European Analyst at DeHavilland EU.
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. Prior to her time at the Kennedy School, Jieun worked as an Account Manager at Google’s Headquarters in Mountain View and at Google Ideas, where she developed information access projects for North Korean refugees. Jieun writes on matters pertaining to foreign affairs and geopolitics at her website.
Haeryun Kang is as a journalist based in Seoul and the managing editor of Korea Exposé. Formerly she worked for the Seoul bureau at National Public Radio (NPR), contributed to Radiolab, and was a Production Coordinator at Bang Productions, a critically acclaimed documentary company. Haeryun has written on numerous issues, including LGBTIQ rights, slavery, free-speech, and refugees, and created a live weekly segment called “News in Retrospect” for TBS eFM’s Primetime.