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Stimson Fellow Named in “Top 100 Most Creative People in Business”

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Caiti Goodman, [email protected], 202.361.0254, 202.478.3437

Stimson Fellow Named in “Top 100 Most Creative People in Business”

38 North Managing Editor Jenny Town Recognized for innovative work


Fast Company has named Jenny Town, Stimson Center Fellow and Managing Editor of the 38 North website on North Korea, to their annual Most Creative People in Business list, for “penetrating North Korea’s iron curtain.” The annual list recognizes innovative leadership across a range of global industries, including tech, design, entertainment, health care, media, government, and nonprofit.

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“When President Trump emerged from his Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un last June and announced that North Korea had offered to dismantle one of its nuclear sites, the website 38 North used satellite imagery to confirm that deconstruction was underway at key facilities at the Sohae launching station,” Fast Company wrote in its article.

“38 North constantly strives to provide informed policy analysis and data-driven technical analysis that utilizes innovative techniques and new technologies to deepen the policy discussion on North Korea. This is a great honor for me and my team here at the Stimson Center, as well as the full network of analysts and experts that have contributed to our site over the past nine years,” Town said.

“Jenny provides an unparalleled public service to policymakers and to the American public by helping better understand the facts on the ground in North Korea. For years, she and her team have provided the most comprehensive, unclassified look into North Korea’s nuclear program, its domestic politics, and its economy. On an issue area that is too-often dominated by blaring headlines and toxic bombast, Jenny and her team at Stimson provide the essential context and informed analysis that makes a difference. We are proud to count her and 38 North as our own.” Said Brian Finlay, President and CEO of the Stimson Center.” Said Brian Finlay, President and CEO of the Stimson Center.

38 North is a website devoted to informed analysis of North Korea, providing high-quality research, analysis and commentary on a broad range of topics related to North Korea. Founded in 2010 by Joel S. Wit and Jenny Town, 38 North draws on experts and academics with a legacy of proven experience and/or exposure to North Korea(ns)–academics, analysts, NGOs, IGOs, former government officials and diplomats, etc.–to help assess what we know about the DPRK at any given time. More at

Jenny Town is a Fellow and the Managing Editor and Producer of The Stimson Center’s 38 North website. She is the former Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where she focused on North Korea, US-DPRK relations, US-ROK alliance, and Northeast Asia regional security.

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Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, creativity, and design. This is year’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business list is the 10th annual. More at

The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to protect people, preserve the planet, and promote security & prosperity. Stimson’s award-winning research serves as a roadmap to address borderless threats through concerted action. In 2019, the Stimson Center is celebrating 30 years of promoting security and prosperity. More at

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