Leonid Petrov graduated from St. Petersburg State University (1994) with an M.A. in Asian and African Studies and completed his Doctorate dissertation, Socio-economic School and the Formation of North Korean Official Historiography at the Australian National University (2003). Since 2003, Dr Petrov lectured at the Intercultural Institute of California (San Francisco), Keimyung University (South Korea), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), the University of Sydney and Australian National University. Dr Leonid Petrov is currently working on a project sponsored by the Australian Research Council, North Korea’s Quiet Transformation: The Role of Women in Farmers’ Markets. As senior lecturer at ICMS, Dr Petrov teaches Strategic Intelligence, Cross-cultural Management, and other business-related subjects.