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Jieun Baek

Research Manager, Tech & Human Rights in North Korea, Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Metro Region: Boston

Member Since: 2020

Jieun Baek is the Research Project Manager on Technology and Human Rights in North Korea at the Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is the author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, and is the founder of Lumen, a non-profit organization that works to make information available to all North Koreans. She also leads Labs, a department in Liberty in North Korea that develops technologies and content to increase North Korean peoples’ access to information. Previously, she was a fellow at the Belfer Center, and worked at Google headquarters for several years where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas’ North Korea expert. She has spoken on NPR, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and has written for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Politico, Huffington Post, and various Harvard publications. Baek received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard, and her PhD at the University of Oxford. She is a proud Los Angeles native. Visit her at