Dr. Baik Seung Hyuk is currently serving as an associate director of the Institute for Korea National Security Policy (INSP) in Seoul. He worked for 34 years in government agencies such as the National Security Office, the Ministry of National Defense, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on national defense strategy, North Korean nuclear issue, WMD response, defense cyber policy and arms control verification. His last post as a public official was the director of the Defense Ministry’s Arms Control Verification Agency. Afterward, he joined the Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control(KINAC) as a Senior Research Fellow. His interest field is the Denuclearization of North Korea issue.

Dr. Baik received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Korea Military Academy in 1984; a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Oregon State University in 1991; and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Oregon State University in 1999.

Dr. Baik served in the military until his discharge as a Colonel in June of 2016. His awards include: an Order of National Security Merit(Cheonsu Medal), a Presidential citation, a Citation from the Head of the National Security Office, and a Citation from the Minister of the National Defense, among many others.