Founded in the year 2016, the GW Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) is a university wide Institute housed in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. The establishment of the GWIKS in 2016 was made possible by a generous grant from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS). The mission of GWIKS is to consolidate, strengthen, and grow the existing Korean studies program at GW, and more generally in the greater D.C. area and beyond. The Institute enables and enhances productive research and education relationships within GW, and among the many experts throughout the region and the world.

Upcoming  Events

Spring 2020 Announcements & News

May 2020

  • [IMPORTANT NOTICE] Following the recent guidance from the President’s Office on the developing COVID-19 situation, upcoming GWIKS events are canceled through the end of this semester. Also, the Institute for Korean Studies Suite 503 will remain closed by the end of the instructional continuity period. While we will maintain all essential operations remotely, this closure is designed to prevent non-essential gatherings on campus which could facilitate the spread of the virus. Please reach out to us at if you have any questions.
  • Check out our Faculty Interview Series!
  • Apply for GWIKS Undergraduate Research Fellows Program and Meet our Undergraduate Research Fellows!

GWIKS Videos

GWIKS Inaugural Ceremony

2019 The North Korea Economic Forum

2019 The 27th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium


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Phone 202-994-2775

Fax 202-994-6096


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