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April 16th, 2012

A critical analysis of South Korea's parliamentary election results

On April 11, South Koreans went to the polls and elected new National Assembly members, with the current ruling party winning the majority of seats. Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin's insightful after-election analysis, including audio and remarks, is now available online.




January 13th, 2012

Shin and Izatt article explores Korean views of America

Shorenstein APARC News

U.S.-Korea relations are stronger than ever, but there has not always been support in Korea for Americans or for the alliance. As Korea has both general and presidential elections this year whose outcome might affect U.S.-Korea relations, it is important for U.S. policymakers to appreciate the complexity of Korean sentiments. A recent article by Gi-Wook Shin and Hilary Izatt in Asian Survey sheds new light on anti-American and anti-alliance sentiments of the 1990s and early 2000s.




February 28th, 2011

Celebrating ten years of Korean studies at Stanford

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford News

Gi-Wook Shin came from the University of California, Los Angeles to Stanford University in 2001 to establish a program in Korean studies. "Naturally, I had mixed feelings—of excitement and hope, but also of anxiety and uncertainty," says Shin. "Looking back, I made the right decision." The Stanford Korean Studies Program, today a thriving and vibrant program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, recently held a series of major events to celebrate its tenth anniversary in February 2011. Read more »



July 26th, 2010

Executive Summary from the Fourth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum Released

The fourth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum was held on June 18th at Stanford to discuss current developments in North Korea and North Korea policy, the future of the U.S.-South Korean alliance, and a strategic vision for Northeast Asia. Former senior government officials and other leading experts from the United States and South Korea participated. +PDF+ paper, conference agenda available
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May 26th, 2009

Appointment of 2009-10 Pantech Fellow in Korean Studies Program

Shorenstein APARC Announcement

The Korean Studies Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is pleased to announce that Peter M. Beck will join the Center for the 2009-2010 academic year. Beck's research will be on the impact of foreign media in North Korea. During his fellowship at the Center, he will hold seminars related to his research project and will be involved in various projects on Korea. Read more »



August 1st, 2008

Korea needs low-key, long-term approach to Dokdo/Takeshima controversy, says Straub

Shorenstein APARC Op-ed: The Nelson Report on July 31, 2008

Korean Studies Program associate director David Straub argued in the Nelson Report, a top Washington, D.C. policy newsletter, that Korea needs to take a strategic approach toward the controversy with Japan over the Dokdo Islets ("Takeshima" in Japanese). Widely reported in Korea, Straub's message urged Korea to base its policy on the fact that it has effective control of the islets. Read more »



January 25th, 2008

Open Position Announcement: Research Assistant to the Director

Shorenstein APARC Announcement

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center seeks a full time researcher to assist the director of the Korean Studies Program (KSP). Read more »




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