Who We Are
The Korea Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is a West Coast hub of scholarship on contemporary Korea and the issues shaping the future of the Korean Peninsula and U.S.-Korea relations. Our work examines these topics from regional and comparative perspectives through cultural, political, and economic lens. We train and support emerging Korea scholars and convene experts from academia, government, business, and civil society for dialogue, research, and publishing activities that inform policymakers in the United States and Korea and strengthen the bonds between the two countries.
In the Spotlight
Koret Conference Convenes Virtually to Discuss Human Rights Crisis in North Korea
South Korea’s Public Health Response to COVID-19
Gi-Wook Shin Offers Analysis of 2020 Korean National Election
Together with academics and stakeholders in government and civil society, we explore Korean issues and policy solutions through economic, social, political, and security lens.
Japan and South Korea on the Brink: Escalating Friction Amidst an Uncertain World
Recently at the Korea Program
Watch experts in the international affairs of Japan, South Korea, and the United States discussing the escalating conflict between the two U.S. allies.
We share our research findings through peer-reviewed journals, scholarly and trade presses, policy reports, and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s publishing program.
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