Prof. Chin-Seung Chung
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Chairman, Ministry of Environment Affairs Oversight and Evaluation Committee
Former Vice Minister at the Ministry of Environment, Korea
Prof. Douglas J. Besharov (co-chair)
School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Immediate Past President, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Chair, APPAM Committee on International Activity
Co-editor, Comparative policy analysis series, Oxford University Press
Members of the Program Committee:
Stuart Bretschneider, Syracuse University, is associate dean and chair of
the Public Administration Department of The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Dr.
Bretschneider was director of the Center for Technology and Information Policy at The Maxwell School
from 1994 to 2006. His research has focused on how public organizations make use of information technology
and the effects of those technologies on public organizations; how public organizations employ forecasting
technology and organize to carry out forecasting activities; and how sector differences affect
administrative processes. He has also worked on numerous funded projects associated with the evaluation
of public policy in the energy, environment, and technology areas. A past president of the International
Institute of Forecasters (IIF), Dr. Bretschneider was also a Director of the IIF. He was the Managing
Editor for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory from 1992-2000.
Nathan E. Hultman, University of Maryland, is assistant professor in
the School of Public Policy and associate director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research focuses on international climate policy, decisions
about climate risks in policy and private sector investment, and the emerging markets for carbon and
greenhouse gases. Dr. Hultman has participated in the UN climate change process for over ten years and
has attended and presented at negotiations and advisory sessions. From 2006-2007, he was a Visiting
Fellow at the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization, University of Oxford. A former Fulbright
Fellow and NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow in climate sciences, he has also conducted research at
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Il Chung Kim, Dongguk University, is professor in the Department of International Trade.
His major research fields are environmental economics and international trade. He currently serves as a
Dean of International Programs and Education and as a director of the Ecological Research Center at Dongguk
University. He has also served as co-chairman of Citizens Movement for Environmental Justice, one of the
largest environmental NGOs in Korea. Dr. Kim has been a member of various committees in various levels of
government and the private sector related to environmental and energy issues, including the National
Energy Commission, Civilian Committee of Water Resource Management under the Office of Prime Minister,
and several committees in the Ministry of Industry and Energy, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of
Construction and Transportation. He was awarded the Korea National Medal for his environmental conservation
activities in 2006.
Hojeong Park, Korea University, is assistant professor in the Department of Food and
Resource Economics, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology. His research interests include energy
policy and pollution. He is an associate editor at the Korea Environmental Economics Association, an
editor of Korean Energy Economic Review, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Korea Resource
Economics Association. Dr. Park has previously been assistant professor of economics at Chonnam National
University, a research fellow at the Korea Energy Economics Institute, and a senior researcher at the
Korea Development Institute. His works have been published in several journals, including Korean Journal of
Public Finance and Energy Policy.
Ye Qi, Tshinghua University, has been Distinguished Professor of Environmental Policy and
Management in the School of Public Policy and Management since 2004. Dr. Qi’s research areas include
climate change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, global and regional carbon cycling, environmental
and resource policy for sustainable development, and ecosystem management. He publishes extensively in
and serves as a reviewer for a number of international journals including Science, Ecology, Ecological
Modeling, Landscape Ecology, Climate Research, Critical Review in Plant Science, Global Change Biology,
Global Biogeochemical Cycle, Tree Physiology, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Agricultural and Forest
Meteorology, Geographic Information Sciences, and Science in China. He has led numerous environment-related
research projects with grants from the governments of either China or the United States.
Dong Cheon Shin, Yonsei University, is professor of economics in the Department of Economics.
His research interests include international trade, resource and environmental economics, the North Korean
economy, and computational economics. He has served as director of the Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library,
director of the Institute for Korean Unification Studies, vice president of the Korean Resource Economic
Association, Commissioner of the Korean Trade Commission, and editor of Korean Environmental Economic
Review and Korean Resource Economic Journal. He is currently president of the Korean Environmental Economic
Kazuhiro Ueta, Kyoto University, is professor at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
and the Graduate School of Economics. His current research areas include multi-level environmental
governance for sustainable development, environmental taxation, environmental fiscal reform, economics of
recycling for solid waste management, and international public finance. He is the recipient of the 2006
Research Award from the Society of Environmental Science, Japan, the 1997 Best Book of the Year Award by
the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, the 1993 Society Award of the Year by the Japan Society of
Public Utility Economics, and the 1992 Society Encouragement Award of the Year by the Japan Society of
Research and Information on Public and Co-operative Economy. Dr. Ueta’s publications include Economics
of Recycling for Solid Waste Management (1992), and Environmental Economics (1996).
Eric W. Welch, University of Illinois at Chicago, is associate professor and a leader of
the Science, Technology and Environment Policy Lab in the Department of Public Administration. His
research focuses on technology processes in public organizations, environmental policy, science and
technology policy, and R&D performance evaluation. Professor Welch teaches courses in innovation and
technology theory, decision analysis, organization theory, and environmental policy in both the masters
of public administration and Ph.D. programs. He has received research, scholarship, and fellowship awards
from the National Science Foundation, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Chicago Transportation
Authority, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, and the Japan Environment Agency, among others.