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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
New Book Provides Unique View into Life in North Korea
Democracy in South Korea is Crumbling from Within
Koret Conference Spotlights North Korea's Human Rights Crisis
Together with academics and stakeholders in government and civil society, we explore Korean issues and policy solutions through economic, social, political, and security lens.
Are South Korean Liberals Truly Liberal?
Recently at the Korea Program
Byongjin Ahn and Aram Hur join APARC and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin to discuss the current tone and potential trajectory of liberal nationalism in South Korea and its effects on the country's democratic institutions and international priorities.
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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