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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.

"You're Fired": A Comparative Analysis of Presidential Impeachment in the United States and South Korea

April 17, 2020

Presidential impeachment is becoming increasingly common in democracies around the world; however, the public’s understanding of impeachment both as a legal and a political process and how it fits...

South Korea's Public Health Response to COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Soon after South Korea identified its first positive COVID-19 case on January 21st, the number of infections surged in February.

CANCELED: The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Asia and Beyond

February 25, 2020

 IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

2020 Asian Economic Outlook: Key Challenges Facing Korea, Japan and China

January 27, 2020

Asia has made remarkable progress over the past decades and is now at the forefront of the global economy in growth terms. That said, there are several near-term risks that could derail Asia’s...

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...

Binary Choices: U.S.-China Strategic Competition and the Korean Peninsula

December 4, 2019

U.S.-China relations have evolved from past templates of  "responsible stakeholder" and "G2" to new ones emphasizing strategic competition.  What is the impact of this competition for broader...

What U.S.-China Strategic Competition Means for the Korea-U.S. Relationship

November 11, 2019

Panelists:Young-Sun Ha, Chairman, East Asia Institute, South Korea; Professor emeritus, Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National UniversityWang Hwi Lee, Professor, Political...

Japan and South Korea on the Brink: Escalating Friction Amidst an Uncertain World

September 10, 2019

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Trilateral Cooperation in the Shadow of a Nuclear North Korea

March 12, 2019

Abstract: My research investigates the formal institutionalization of inter-governmental cooperation among the three major Northeast Asian powers – China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea—in the...

Discussion with General Vincent Brooks: Challenges and Opportunities in Korea

February 26, 2019

About the speaker: Vincent K. Brooks is a career Army officer who recently retired from active duty as the four-star general in command of all U.S.

North Korea and the World in Flux

January 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Koret WorkshopA dramatic opening created by the unique strategic outlooks and personalities of Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump instigated a series of highly symbolic...

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

November 1, 2018

NOTE: If you are interested in a panel,  please email to hjahn@stanford.edu to see if a seat is available.

Conversation with Choi Si-won: K-Pop Super Junior

October 5, 2018

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Government Purchases and Firm Growth: Evidence from South Korea's Public Procurement Market

May 1, 2018

Public procurement accounts for a substantial portion of the taxpayers' money: approximately 12% of GDP and 29% of government expenditure in OECD countries. Governments are expected to carry it out...

Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945

May 1, 2018

RSVP required: Click here to register.This is a book talk with Carter Eckert, the author of Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945Discussants:Barak Kushner: Reader in...

North Korea Summit Diplomacy: Round 2

April 19, 2018

After his secret meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in March, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is set to meet with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on April 27 at Peace House, south of the...

North Korea 2020

March 20, 2018

The 10th Annual Koret WorkshopThe aim of this year's workshop is to assess the current situation surrounding North Korea, and to examine all possible options for dealing with North Korea, from...

Webinar: "Teaching and Learning Online with SPICE: Global Competence, Global Perspectives"

March 7, 2018

This webinar will take place on the Zoom (video conferencing) platform.

Return Migrants as Skilled Labor: The Case of Transnational Korean New Zealander Returnees

February 12, 2018

Transferring knowledge and skills through skilled labor has become a critical topic in contemporary migration studies.

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...

Reflections on Korean Democracy

October 27, 2017

Hak-kyu Sohn, a career politician and the former chairman of the South Korea's Democratic Party, will share his insights into Korean democracy based on his decades of experience in politics.As a...

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

September 22, 2017

In Superficial Korea, a book recently published in South Korea, Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, shares his observations on and provides recommendations for...

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Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Dr. Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Joyce Lee Joyce Lee Research Project Manager
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
Mira Yoo Mira Yoo Visiting Scholar at APARC
Hyun-Binn Cho Affiliate
Yeajin Yoon Affiliate
Melissa Hanham Affiliate