North Korea

Scholarly Publications

Being in North Korea

August 2020

**See our dedicated book page for more information about the book, including praise, reviews, and author commentary.**In 2010, while working on a PhD in South Korea, Andray Abrahamian visited the...

1919 in Korea: National Resistance and Contending Legacies

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea, the first nationwide political protest in Korea under...

North Korea in 2018: Kim’s Summit Diplomacy

February 2019

Kim Jong-un showcased a series of summit meetings throughout 2018, including the first-ever meeting of a North Korean leader with a sitting US president.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2019-20

December 2020

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for the academic year 2019-20 is now available.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

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

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

January 2021

Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...

Experts Discuss Future U.S. Relations with North Korea Amid Escalations

July 2020

Led by APARC, a panel of scholars hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute weighs in on the implications of recent events on the Korean peninsula and the ongoing uncertainties in charting a future...

Ninth Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

June 2020

Won-Gi Jung (BA '20) is awarded the ninth annual Writing Prize in Korean Studies for his paper, "The Making of Chinatown: Chinese migrants and the production of criminal space in 1920s...

Events

A New Beginning or the Same Old Story? Prospects for the Biden Administration's North Korea Policy

February 12, 2021

The Biden administration has yet to announce its North Korea policy, and it remains unclear whether it will try to forge a new path in U.S.

U.S.-Korea Relations Under the Trump and Moon Administrations: A Critical Assessment

September 24, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations." This panel will review and assess various aspects of the relationship between the...

The Role of Human Rights in Policy Toward North Korea

June 9, 2020

This twelfth annual Koret Workshop had originally been scheduled to be held on March 13, 2020, but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Projects

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

The already serious situation on the Korean Peninsula is worsening. North Korea is on a path to credibly threaten South Korea, Japan, U.S.
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Engaging North Korea

Rapidly changing circumstances continue to shape relations on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.
English

Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

The Korea-U.S.
English

Multimedia

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

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

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

People

oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Joyce Lee Joyce Lee Research Project Manager