North Korea

Scholarly Publications

The North Korean Conundrum

Balancing Human Rights and Nuclear Security

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...

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

Stanford University’s Korea Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Conference Spotlighting South Korean Wave, North Korean Geopolitics

April 2022

The Korea Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference, convening eminent speakers from the K-pop...

“K-Pop Stars, Too, Should Speak Out on Human Rights Issues,” Says Stanford Sociologist Gi-Wook Shin

February 2022

K-pop and North Korean human rights are the subjects of two documentaries to be released this spring to mark the 20th anniversary of Stanford University’s Korea Program, reveals Professor Gi-Wook...

Tenth Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

June 2021

Haley Gordon (MA '21, East Asian Studies) was awarded the 10th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies, for her paper "Nation-Being in North Korea: New Perspectives on...

Old Events

'Hallyu' in North Korea: Can South Korean Popular Culture Bring about Real Change?

January 31, 2022

South Korean popular culture has spread to all corners of the globe, including South Korea’s closed-off neighbor to the north.

Two Koreas and China

January 4, 2022

Common sense states that foreign policy rarely becomes an issue in South Korea’s elections.

Cybersecurity: Is Seoul Ready for Pyongyang's Latest Threat?

January 4, 2022

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific.

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.
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Teaching Resources on Korea

To promote a deeper understanding of Korean culture, history, and contemporary issues, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to bring Korea to life in K...
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Multimedia

International Security and DPRK’s Nuclear Program

February 2022

Honorable Rose Gottemoeller is the former Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. In this video, Ms.

Introduction to Issues in International Security

February 2022

Introduction to Issues in International Security is a collaboration between the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).

Cybersecurity

May 2018

Data breaches. Malware. Theft of corporate secrets. Hacking of elections. As the world’s information has moved more and more online, so have the world’s crime, terrorists, and clandestine operations.

People

Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Photo of Oriana Skylar Mastro Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Carlin Robert Robert Carlin Affiliate
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate
Kathi ohne Brille Katharina Zellweger North Korea Program Affiliate
Photo of Sheen Woo Sheen Woo Visiting Scholar at APARC
Dr. HyoJung Jang HyoJung Jang Instructor, Sejong Korea Scholars Program
Kyungmi Kyungmi Chun Korean Studies Librarian
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor, Stanford e-Tottori, Instructional Designer
Photo of Haley Gordon Haley Gordon Research Associate, Korea Program
rylan sekiguchi Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima, Manager, Stanford SEAS Hawaii