Edward J. Baker

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Edward J. Baker is a member of the The Task Force on US Korea Policy "which is co-sponsored by the Center for International Policy and the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Chicago." Pdf He is also on the Human Rights Watch Asia Advisory Committee.

"Associate Director of the Harvard Yenching Institute, has been a member of the board of directors of Asia Watch since its founding in 1985 and a leading U.S. supporter of South Korean human rights organizations. He served with the Peace Corps in South Korea for five years and has visited North Korea." Pdf

"Edward J. Baker's interest in Korea began with Peace Corps service as an English teacher at the College of Education of Seoul National University from 1966 through 1968. He has lived in Korea for more than 5 years and has traveled widely in Asia. He has a B.A. from Colby College, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He was a staff member of the Subcommittee on International Organizations of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations during its Investigation of Korean-American Relations in 1977-1978. He frequently writes and speaks on Korean affairs, particularly politics and human rights. He has been a member of the board of Asia Watch since its foundation in 1985.

"He is the author of The Role of Legal Reforms in the Japanese Annexation and Rule of Korea, 1905-1919 (1979) and The 1987 Constitutional Reforms in South Korea: Electoral Processes and Judicial Independence (1988), and has written and spoken extensively about contemporary Korean issues in other articles, talks, and radio interviews." [1]

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