Nicholas Hamisevicz is the Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). He is responsible for issues affecting the U.S.-South Korea alliance, especially issues related to North Korea. He is also tasked with leading KEI’s outreach efforts to connect the policy and academic communities. Mr. Hamisevicz has visited Asia several times, including a trip to North Korea in August 2011.
Prior to joining KEI, Mr. Hamisevicz was the Research Associate in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation. He wrote and provided research analysis on political and security affairs in Asia, especially regarding China, Korea, and South Asia. He was also a co-author for Heritage’s publication of the Key Asian Indicators: A Book of Charts. Mr. Hamisevicz traveled twice to Taiwan as the lead liaison for The Heritage Foundation’s democracy building in Asia conferences.
Mr. Hamisevicz earned a Masters of Arts degree in International Communication from American University in Washington, DC and a Masters of Arts degree in International Studies from Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) in Buckhannon, West Virginia. His first trip to South Korea that sparked his interest in Asia was a WVWC May Term study abroad trip.
Mr. Hamisevicz lives with his wife in Arlington, Virginia. He enjoys playing soccer and ping-pong along with stand-up paddle boarding on the Potomac River with his wife. He is also working to improve his intermediate Korean language skills.
Expertise: North Korea; South Korea; North Korea-China relations; South Korea-India relations