Leon V. Sigal

Leon V. Sigal is the director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project in New York and the author of Reporters and Officials: The Organization and Politics of Newsmaking and Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea.

He was a member of the New York Times Editorial Board from 1985 to 1995. Prior to that he was a professor of government at Wesleyan University from 1974 to 1988, an International Affairs Fellow in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs at the Department of State in 1979 and special assistant to the director in 1980.

He has conducted Track II diplomacy with officials from North and South Korea off and on for thirty years.