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Korea Program

Promoting multidisciplinary, social science-oriented research on policy-relevant Korean affairs

 

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

President Yoon Suk-yeol sits at a lunch table at the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia

South Korea Walking a Tightrope Amidst U.S.-China Tensions

To navigate the turbulent landscape imposed by the U.S.-China rivalry, South Korea should address important foreign policy issues in a non-partisan manner that garners broad public support, writes Gi-Wook Shin.
Gi-Wook Shin, Ban Ki-moon, Gombojav Zandanshatar, and Iván Duque speaking at the Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue.

Dialogue in Seoul to Accelerate Sustainable Development Goals

On October 27-28 in Seoul, APARC and the Ban Ki-moon Foundation hosted the inaugural Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue, a cross-sector, interdisciplinary convening to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.
Stanford campus archway and text about call for applications for APARC 2023-24 fellowships

APARC Invites Fall 2023 Asia Studies Fellowship Applications

Calling Korea researchers: we offer multiple postdoctoral and visiting scholar positions with our new Next Asia Policy Lab led by Director Gi-Wook Shin and APARC postdoctoral fellowships in contemporary Asia broadly defined.

Assessing South Korea's Democracy

Gi-Wook Shin and the Korea Program offer analysis and commentary on the threats to Korean democracy and its future

Recently at the Korea Program

The Rippling Effects of the U.S.-China Competition: Where Does South Korea Stand? | Myung Hwan Yu

The Rippling Effects of the U.S.-China Competition: Where Does South Korea Stand? | Myung Hwan Yu

The Politics of Gender Equality in South Korea | Young-Im Lee and Min Hee Go

The Politics of Gender Equality in South Korea | Young-Im Lee and Min Hee Go

Gender Equity in Higher Education: Korea's Experience in Global Context

Gender Equity in Higher Education: Korea's Experience in Global Context

(Right to left): Gi-Wook Shin, ROK Ambassador to the US Cho Yoon-je, and Siegfried S. Hecker seated at a conference room at Stanford

Our Research

Together with academics and stakeholders in government and civil society, we explore Korean issues and policy solutions through economic, social, political, and security lens.

Hallym-Stanford Innovation Cnference Panel

Our Publications

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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