“Guns, Guerillas, & the Great Leader”
Research that began at Brockport has propelled alum to a distinguished career in academia, including a published book on North Korea.
History alum Dr. Benjamin Young recently published Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World (Stanford 2021). He also landed a new job in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Dr. Young began his research on North Korea’s international relationships at Brockport under the direction of Dr. Meredith Roman and Dr. Takashi Nishiyama in the Department of History. While writing his GWU dissertation he returned to lecture on campus about his research and visits to North Korea. After receiving his PhD he was a postdoctoral fellow in Strategy & Policy at the U.S Naval War College in Newport RI and then Assistant Professor of Cyber Leadership & Intelligence at Dakota State University in South Dakota. Dr. Young has written op-eds in major media outlets and blog posts for the Wilson Center in Washington DC.