Dr. John Endicott’s areas of specialization include all aspects of Japanese and Korean studies and Asian security studies, with special emphasis on the Korean Peninsula, American defense policy, and professional military education. His published books include Japan’s Nuclear Option (Author), The Politics of East Asia (Co-author), American Defense Policy (Co-Editor and Contributor), Regional Security Issues (Co-author) and a book with two colleagues, U.S. Foreign Policy: History, Process, and Policy. He received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in cooperation with Harvard University. He also has master’s degrees in Law and Diplomacy, and International Affairs from Fletcher, and a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Omaha. His B.A. in Political Science (cum laude) is from The Ohio State University where he was inducted into the American academic society Phi Beta Kappa. He was nominated twice (2005 and 2009) for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to promote greater international cooperation. He served 28 years in the US Air Force, three as a senior civilian in the DOD, and over 18 as a professor and center director at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Dr. Endicott has been at Woosong University since 2007.