Penn Kemble Fellow: Nicholas Hamisevicz

Nicholas Hamisevicz is the Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI), where he focuses on issues affecting the U.S.-South Korea alliance, especially those related to North Korea. In addition, he leads KEI’s efforts to connect the policy and academic communities. A frequent visitor to Asia, including a trip to North Korea in August 2011, Hamisevicz has written extensively on matters facing the region. Prior to joining KEI, Mr. Hamisevicz was the Research Associate in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, where he provided research analysis on political and security affairs on China, Korea, and South Asia. He was also a co-author for Heritage’s publication of the Key Asian Indicators: A Book of Charts. Hamisevicz traveled twice to Taiwan as the lead liaison for The Heritage Foundation’s democracy building in Asia conferences. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Communication Studies from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and has a MA in International Communication from American University and a MA degree in International Studies from Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. Hamisevicz enjoys playing soccer and ping-pong as well as stand-up paddle boarding on the Potomac River with his wife.




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