Policy Analysis

Scholarly Publications

South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis

March 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced a leadership crisis after revelations that she relied on a confidant with no official position for key decision-making in state affairs.

Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

July 2016

Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their "internal others," such as immigrants and ethno-racial minorities. Contested Embrace shifts the analytic focus to...

Organization of Disaster Aid Delivery: Spending Your Donations

April 2016

This article examines how different organizational structures in disaster aid delivery affect house aid quality.

Other Publications

Seventeenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

September 2017

The seventeenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Surviving the Trump-Moon Summit

July 2017

In the days leading up to the Washington summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump, the tension in Seoul was hard to escape.

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

News

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

March 2021

Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...

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.

Gi-Wook Shin on Korea

January 2019

Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and of the Korea Program, regularly writes on Korean affairs for Korean audience.

Events

Minimum Wage and Employment Dynamics in Korea

January 14, 2020

Moon Jae-in administration increased South Korea’s minimum wage by nearly 30 percent in 2018 and 2019 under its political slogan of "income-led growth." The idea was that the higher minimum wage...

Innovation and Knowledge Industrialization in Catch-up/Post Catch-up Korea: The Current Situation and the Challenges for the Future

January 10, 2018

Keun Lee, winner of the 2014 Schumpeter Prize and a professor of economics at Seoul National University, will explore the Schumpeterian hypothesis that the effectiveness of the national innovation...

How to Make Candlelight Dreams Come True?: Socio-Economic Policies toward a New Korea

September 5, 2017

Through 20 weeks of persistent and peaceful demonstrations, South Koreans called for their former president's impeachment which resulted in a special presidential election in May.

Projects

Stanford Korea Democracy Project

This project seeks to understand the emergence and evolution of social movements during the 1970s and 1980s in South Korea.
English

Multimedia

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

People

portrait of Ho Ki Kim, 2020-21 Koret Fellow Ho Ki Kim Visiting Scholar at APARC, Koret Fellow, 2021-2022