Bradley O. Babson is a consultant on Asian Affairs with a concentration on North Korea and Myanmar. He worked for the World Bank for 26 years before retiring in 2000. Since then he has consulted for the World Bank, United Nations and Mekong River Commission and been involved in projects sponsored by various institutes, foundations and universities. He presently serves on the Advisory Council of the Korea Economic Institute of America and Executive Committee of the National Committee for North Korea. He is former chair of the DPRK Economic forum at the U.S.-Korea Institute, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Distinguished Lecturer in Government at Bowdoin College.