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Encounter 2013: An Evening with Korean Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk

November 13, 2013

The Korea Colloquium on History and Culture   Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk and translator Bruce Fulton will appear at several American universities in November 2013 for a series of...

"When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It"

February 15, 2013

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." – Yogi Berra Ambassador Bosworth will discuss some of the possible options for dealing with North Korea. This is a keynote speech open to the public...

Replumbing Our Financial System: Uneven Progress

April 20, 2012

The financial crisis of 2007—2009 has spurred significant ongoing changes in the "pipes and valves" through which cash and risk flow through the center of our financial system.

Changing Course? A Critical Analysis of South Korea's Parliamentary Election Results

April 16, 2012

On April 11, South Koreans go to the polls to select all 299 members of their unicameral National Assembly.

Territorial Disputes in East Asia and the Role of the United States

November 11, 2011

KSP's 2011–12 Koret Fellow, recently retired Korean senior career diplomat Ambassador Joon-woo Park, will discuss the U.S. role in current territorial disputes in East Asia.

Government Responses to Financial Crises: Identifying Patterns and Policy Origins

October 14, 2011

Ha will examine how economic and political responses alter according to the types of financial crises -- currency crisis, banking crisis, and sovereign debt crisis -- encountered and how domestic...

Sejong National Strategy Breakfast Forum: New Features of the Strategic Environment in Northeast Asia

December 2, 2010

At the Fourth Sejong National Strategy Breakfast Forum on December 2, 2010, Michael Armacost offered remarks on the security environment in Northeast Asia, sharing insights from past decades to...

Gi-Wook Shin Interview on Arirang TV's "Heart to Heart"

June 17, 2010

Speaking on June 17, 2010 in a television interview in South Korea, Dr. Gi-Wook Shin, Director of the Walter H.

The Korean War After 60 Years: History and Memory in Korea and the United States

May 28, 2010

In commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, Korean Studies Program is hosting a special lecture by Professor Bruce Cumings of University of Chicago.

Economic Globalization and U.S.-Korea Relations

March 18, 2010

Korean Studies Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is hosting an international workshop on South Korean economic affairs on March 18-19 sponsored by Koret Foundation.  Leading...

South Korea and the Global Economy in Transition

March 18, 2010

In only two generations, South Korea has transformed from an economic "basket case" into one of the world’s leading economies and trading states.

The Challenge of Democratic Consolidation and De-legitimization Politics in South Korea

March 5, 2010

Can anyone say that South Korean society and politics have become "transformed" since the 1987 democratic opening and transition?

Green Growth Policy in Korea: Its Leading Role in Addressing Climate Change

February 19, 2010

Since President Lee Myung-bak introduced the "Green Growth" policy in 2008, Korea has actively advocated it in every aspect of the society as a new engine of growth.

North Korea in The Cold War International System

April 10, 2009

North Korea has often been considered an aberration in the post-Cold War international system, a relic of a Stalinist past.

South Korean Foreign Policy Under the New Lee Myung-bak Government

November 3, 2008

The inauguration of Lee Myung-bak as president in February represented a significant shift in South Korea's foreign policy.

Democratic Consolidation and Social Protest in Korea

October 24, 2007

This talk will examine the patterns and characteristics of the "politics of protest" by civil society actors in South Korea after its democratic transition in 1987.

Breakdown of Monoethnic Society in South Korea: The Influx of Foreign Laborers and the Aging of the Population

October 13, 2006

One aspect of globalization that is receiving increasing scholarly attention is international migration, especially the transnational migration of workers.

US-Korean Relations: The Myth of a Golden Age

April 28, 2006

In the view of many policy-makers, as well as the popular media, the alliance between the United States and South Korea is suffering from an unprecedented crisis of confidence.

China's Rise and Implications for the Korean Peninsula: Why the US-ROK Alliance will Inevitably Change

April 14, 2006

The US-ROK alliance has come under increasing strains in the past few years.

Sino-ROK-US Triangular Relations and North Korea: Strategic Choices Beyond the Nuclear Crisis

February 24, 2006

Diplomatic maneuvering in response to the North Korean nuclear crisis has presented the United States, South Korea, and China each with strategic dilemmas that go beyond the issue of how to address...

Beyond Borders: Demystifying the Korean Image through the Media Arts: Joint Korean-American Film Festival

February 7, 2006

The South Korean film industry has, in the past few years, achieved astonishing popularity domestically and internationally.

Reflections on the meaning of cultural globalization

May 13, 2005

Korea, where ancient East Asian civilization and modern Western civilization interact and conflicting political ideologies, economic systems, and social practices collide, presents a particularly...

Was Globalization At Work?: Realigning the Economic Bureaucracy and the Korean State in Transition

April 15, 2005

One of the most important scholarly issues in political economy during the last decade has been economic globalization.