Education

Scholarly Publications

South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

The Threats of Illiberalism, Populism, and Polarization

Drivers of Innovation

Entrepreneurship, Education, and Finance in Asia

Do University Entrepreneurship Programs Promote Entrepreneurship?

November 2020

Yong Suk Lee and Charles Eesley examine how university entrepreneurship programs affect entrepreneurial activity using a unique entrepreneurship‐focused survey of Stanford alumni.

Other Publications

Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America

December 2018

On November 1-2, 2018, the two-day conference "Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America" was convened by Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program to examine the...

News

University Entrepreneurship Programs May Not Increase Entrepreneurship Rates, Stanford Researchers Find

November 2020

A study by Yong Suk Lee, the deputy director of APARC’s Korea Program, and Management Science and Engineering professor Charles Eesley investigates the efficacy of two major Stanford entrepreneurship...

Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

January 2019

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues.

Culture of Extreme Studying Leaves Young South Koreans Ill Prepared for Real Life

November 2018

 Gi-Wook Shin, director of APARC, was quoted in South China Morning Post.

Old Events

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

January 31, 2022

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring 2022 webinar series, Negotiating Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Asia.

Human Capital and Development: Insights from Korea's Transformation

March 24, 2017

South Korea's persistent economic growth combined with a democratic political system has transformed the country into a developed nation.

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Projects

Diversity and Tolerance in Korea and Asia

A new research collaborative examines diversity issues and challenges in Korea and greater Asia.
English

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.
English

Multimedia

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

People

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