Morse Tan is Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University.

His work on North Korea has been received by the the United Nations Commission of Inquiry, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State who led negotiations with North Korea.  No scholar has produced more law review articles on North Korea than he has.

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The book utilizes the perspective of international law to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights.

A Supreme Court Fellowship Finalist, Professor Tan previously served as a Visiting Scholar and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Texas School of Law.

He has published in the SMU Law JournalSt. Louis University Law Journal, Texas International Law Journal and Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. Prof. Tan has served as a peer reviewer for the Human Rights Journal and the International Negotiation Journal.  He is also Faculty Advisor for the NIU College of Law International Law Certificate program.

Experientially, he has worked in large law firms, the American Medical Association’s Institute of Ethics, as a certified mediator, and for organizational clients such as the UN Development Programme as well as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Prof. Tan has enjoyed speaking at various universities and conferences, both in North America as well as abroad. He has contributed to a number of media outlets, including the National Law Journal and UPI (United Press International), and has consulted on legal as well as ethical matters. Prof. Tan is a member of the American Society of International Law as well as the International Committee of SEALS (the Southeastern Association of Law Schools). 

With a National Merit Scholarship, the Harvard Book Award, and credits transferred from Stanford University, Prof. Tan graduated with honors from Wheaton College, attained an accelerated Master's from its graduate school, and earned his JD from Northwestern University School of Law, where he completed an international law concentration.

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