Dr. Patrick Koellner,
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Asian Affairs, Hamburg.
Dr. Koellner was born in 1968 in Hamburg and educated at Konstanz University (Diplom in Administrative Science 1993), the University of Essex (M.A. in the Study of Contemporary Japan 1993) and Humboldt-University of Berlin (Ph.D. in Political Science 1997). His Ph.D. thesis dealt with South Korea's management of industrial-technological dependence on Japan. In 1996 he joined the Institute of Asian Affairs (IFA) in Hamburg, Germany where he covers political and economic developments on the Korean peninsula and domestic politics in Japan. Patrick Köllner is the founding editor of the Korean Yearbook of the IFA and has served on the scientific advisory council of the German Association of Asian Studies since 1999.