Dr. Gianluca Spezza is an Associated Research Fellow of ISDP’s Stockholm Korea Center, and an Invited Professor at the Faculty of Economics & International Affairs, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Spezza earned his PhD in 2018, conducting research on the cooperation between UNICEF and the DPRK in education and childcare. He previously worked as assistant professor of international relations at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan and senior researcher at KIMEP’s DPRK Strategic Research Center. He is currently writing a monograph on education, international cooperation, and scientific development in North Korea (Palgrave 2021) and recently published a chapter in the edited volume “East–West Reflections on Demonization. North Korea Now, China Next?” by NIAS Press. Since 2012, his work on the DPRK, articles or interviews, can be found, among others, on the websites of the BBC, The Guardian, The Diplomat, IRIN-New Humanitarian, The Interpreter, NK News, DR.dk, Newsweek Korea, and El Confidential.

Publications by Gianluca Spezza