WMO Executive Coordinator - Prof. Roland B. Wilson, PhD

WMO Advisor - Prof. Roland B. Wilson, PhD

Roland B. Wilson is at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University focusing on East Asia conflicts and peace issues. He received his BA and MA in linguistics, Korean and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Indiana State University in 2003 and 2005. Roland has almost three decades of military, government and academic experience; and has extensively wrote on a myriad of subjects including Asia Pacific military, foreign policy, public diplomacy, culture, humanitarian and conflict issues.  He has also lived in East Asia for more than 20 years and has a professional level ability in Korean.  Roland is well published with papers and articles in both Korean and English. His current research interests include: working on foreign policy, diplomacy and conflict issues involving the United States, Asia and the Middle East; helping to resolve the protracted conflict with North Korea; helping to understand and reduce the effects of the various historical and cultural conflicts in the greater Asia-Pacific Region; and working to build local capacity to mediate and resolve conflicts and humanitarian issues at every level of society. Recently, Roland has been collaborating on several projects in an effort to increase conflict resolution and peace initiatives and courses in Asia and has been an avid supporter of Asian and American student groups and exchanges.  He is also a visiting Distinguished Professor at Chonbuk National University, South Korea.  Roland also supports veterans and has co-authored four books and several articles on veterans’ issues, and continues to counsel veterans on how to obtain their disability benefits and get a college education.

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