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
Gi-Wook Shin on the Role of Korean Nationalism in the Japan-South Korea Friction
Providing a Framework for Understanding Korea’s Increasingly Diverse Migrants
Stanford Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference Examines New Pathways for Aging Societies
Together with academics and stakeholders in government and civil society, we explore Korean issues and policy solutions through economic, social, political, and security lens.
"Challenges and Opportunities in Korea"
Recently at the Korea Program
Watch General Vincent Brooks, former commander of U.S. Forces Korea, delivering the keynote address at the 2019 Koret Workshop.
We share our research findings through peer-reviewed journals, scholarly and trade presses, policy reports, and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s publishing program.
Throughout the academic year, we regularly host colloquia, conferences, seminars, and policy dialogues. Explore our upcoming events and sign up to receive our email updates.