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2019

November 18: The GWIKS North Korea Program was featured in CBS No Cut News, “”미국, 북한 너무 모른다”…저녁에 北공부하는 미국인들” [“The U.S. doesn’t know North Korea too much”…Americans studying North Korea in the evening] 

November 18: The new episode of Associate Director Yonho Kim’s weekly program was published on Radio Free Asia, “[김연호의 모바일 북한] 손전화 요금 충전” [[Kim Yonho’s Mobile North Korea] Pay the mobile bill]

November 13: Dr. Gregg Brazinsky was quoted on Japan Times, “Unwilling or unable? U.S. faces uphill battle in quest to save Japan-South Korea intel pact

November 11: The sixth episode of Associate Director Yonho Kim’s weekly program was published on Radio Free Asia, “[김연호의 모바일 북한]<6> 음성통화와 통보문 이용추세” [[Kim Yonho’s Mobile North Korea] (6) Trends in voice calls and notice]

November 4: The fifth episode of Associate Director Yonho Kim’s weekly program was published on Radio Free Asia, [김연호의 모바일 북한] (5) 북한 손전화와 요금 선불제” [[Kim Yonho’s Mobile North Korea] (5) North Korea’s cell phone and prepaid plan]

October 30: R. Maxwell Bone, a student at the George Washington University who presented his research at the 1st Annual Conference of GW-IU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program published an article on The Diplomat, “Uganda: North Korea’s African Ally”

October 28: The fourth episode of Associate Director Yonho Kim’s weekly program was published on Radio Free Asia, [김연호의 모바일 북한] (4) 북한 손전화와 과시성 소비” [[Kim Yonho’s Mobile North Korea] (4) North Korea’s cell phone and ostentatious consumption]

October 25: Dr. John Merrill wrote an article on Nikkei Asian Review, Abe must step up efforts to engage North Korea

October 21: Associate Director Yonho Kim was interviewed on YTN Radio, 터키-쿠르드 사태에 美정치권도 충돌, 휴전합의에도 갑론을박” [The Turkish-Kurdish crisis has also caused conflicts in the U.S. political community, arguing even with a cease-fire agreement]

October 21: The third episode of Associate Director Yonho Kim’s weekly program was published on Radio Free Asia, [김연호의 모바일 북한] (3) 북한 손전화 가입자 수 논란” [[Kim Yonho’s Mobile North Korea] (3) Controversy over the Number of North Korean Mobile Subscribers]

October 20: Dr. Kim-Renaud was interviewed on SunsRadioCafe.com, “한글의 위대함과 인문학의 중요성(김영기 Young-Key Kim-Renaud/조지 워싱턴 대학교 한국문화 언어 및 국제학 명예 교수)” [Greatness of Hangul and Importance of Humanities (Young-Key Kim-Renaud/Professor Emeritus of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs)]

October 18: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Hankyoreh, [Correspondent’s column] Washington’s apathy over N. Korea issue

October 16: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Wall Street Journal, “Kim Jong Un, Astride a Pale Horse, Urges Self-Reliance in Face of U.S. Sanctions

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Radio Free Asia, 조셉 윤 “북, 미사일 위협하며 협상 재개 노릴 것”[Joseph Yun “North Korea would threaten with missiles to resume negotiations”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Aju News, 조셉윤 “北, 스톡홀름 협상 전 2가지 실수”[Joseph Yun “North Korea made two mistakes before Stockholm talk”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Digital Times, 北, 核협상 전 최대 실수는 볼턴 해임 오판·SLBM 발사”[North Korea, two mistakes before nuclear negotiation were misinterpretation of John Bolton’s exit and SLBM launch]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Segye Ilbo, 조셉 윤 “北, 스톡홀름 협상에 앞서 2가지 실수 저질러” [Joseph Yun “North Korea made two mistakes before Stockholm negotiation”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in No Cut News, 조셉 윤, “北 볼턴 해임 메시지 오판한 듯”[Joseph Yun “North Korea might misinterpreted John Bolton’s exit]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in The Korea Economic Daily, 조셉 윤 “북한, 볼턴 경질을 대북정책 변경으로 오판…영변 폐기만으론 안된다는게 美 생각”[Joseph Yun “North Korea to misinterpret Bolton’s exit as US’ North Korea policy change…US thinks disposal of Yongbyon is not enough”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Seoul Shinmun,조셉 윤 “北 볼턴 해임 과대평가·SLBM 발사 실수”[Joseph Yun “North Korea overestimated Bolton’s exit, SLBM launch was mistake”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in Hankook Ilbo,조셉 윤 “北, 볼턴 해임 오판ㆍSLBM 발사 2가지 실수”[Joseph Yun “North Korea misunderstood Bolton’s exit and mistakenly launched SLBM”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in The Kyunghyang Shinmun, 조셉 윤 “북한, 볼턴 영향력 과대평가, SLBM 발사 실수 저질러” [Joseph Yun “North Korea overestimated Bolton’s influence and mistakenly  launched SLBM”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in JoongAng Ilbo, 조셉 윤 “북한, 스톡홀름 협상 직전 2가지 실수” [Joseph Yun “North Korea made two mistakes before Stockholm negotiation”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported on Yonhap Television News, 조셉 윤 “북미 추가협상 오래 걸릴 듯” [Joseph Yun “US-North Korea additional negotiation would take long”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported on Yonhap News Agency, “조셉윤 “北 ‘볼턴 해임 오판’ 등 스톡홀름협상 앞서 2가지 실수” [Joseph Yun “North Korea made two mistakes before Stockholm talk including ‘misinterpretation of Bolton’s exit”]

October 15: GWIKS Korea Policy Forum with Ambassador Joseph Yun was reported in the Korean Herald,”N. Korea’s SLBM launch hurt nuclear talks with US: ex-US envoy

October 14: The second episode of Associate Director Yonho Kim’s weekly program was published on Radio Free Asia, “[김연호의 모바일 북한] (2) 북한 손전화 보급률” [[Kim Yonho’s Mobile North Korea] (2) North Korea’s Mobile Phone Distribution Rate]

October 7: Associate Director Yonho Kim launched a new weekly program on Radio Free Asia, “[김연호의 모바일 북한] (1) 밖에서 본 모바일 북한” [[Kim Yonho’s Mobile North Korea] (1) Mobile North Korea Viewed from Outside]

October 1: Associate Director Yonho Kim was interviewed on No Cut News, “탄핵 블랙홀 빠진 미국, 北 목소리 들릴까” [“US in impeachment black hole, can they hear North Korea’s voice”]

September 29: GWIKS North Korea Economic Forum was reported on GW Hatchet, “Former U.S. ambassador to South Korea talks denuclearization, economic issues”

September 29: GWIKS North Korea Economic Forum was reported on 한국경제 [The Korea Economic Daily], “정부 ‘한·미 방위비분담금, 국민 얼마나 수용할지 반영해야’ ” [The government should reflect on how much South Korea-US defense contribution can be accepted from the people]

September 28: GWIKS North Korea Economic Forum was reported on Yonhap News, “리퍼트 前대사 ‘한국 방위비 무임승차 아냐…강력한 동맹'” [Former Ambassador Lippert ‘South Korea’s defense expenditure is not a free ride… a strong alliance’]

September 28: GWIKS North Korea Economic Forum was introduced on VOA Korea News, “경제제재, 북한 비핵화에 실패…핵보유국 목표에 한층 다가가”[Economic Sanctions, fail to denuclearize North Korea….reached one step closer toward the goal of being the nuclear weapons states]

September 27: GWIKS North Korea Economic Forum was introduced on RFA News, “리퍼트 전 대사 “미북, 실무회담 진전 위해 ‘진짜’ 협상안 필요” [Former Ambassador Lippert “U.S.- North Korea needs ‘real’ negotiations to progress working-level talks]

September 23: GWIKS Annual North Korea Economic Forum was introduced on GW Hatchet, “Faculty to launch annual conference on North Korean economic issues

September 15: Associate Director Yonho Kim was interviewed on YTN Radio, “존 볼턴 경질, 북미협상 탄력받나? 미 정가분위기 “[John Bolton’s exit and North Korea talks – the U.S. politics]

September 11: Dr. Merrill was quoted in an article at Kyunghyang Shinmun, “[뉴스 분석]트럼프, 볼턴 전격 경질…대북정책 유연해질 듯” [Trump fired John Bolton and the U.S. stance on North Korea could be softened] 

September 5: Dr. Merrill was quoted in an article at Sisain, “지소미아 종료, 미국의 예상 행보” [GSOMIA withdrawal and the U.S.]

September 5: Dr. Merrill was quoted in an article at Kyunghyang Shinmun

August 26: Dr. Merrill was interviewed on Arirang TV (Starts at 07:25)

August 20: Dr. Merrill co-authored in Asia Times with Jack Burton,“North Korea nuclear issue gets more complicated”.

August 17: Dr. Arrington was quoted in an article at Los Angeles Times, “Japan, Korea and the messy question of how to pay for historic wrongs”

August 16: Dr. Kim-Renaud was quoted in Kyodo News, “Seoul business people taking critical look at anti-Japan rally

August 16: Dr. Kim-Renaud was quoted in NNA Business News,Seoul business people taking critical look at anti-Japan rally

August 16: Dr. Kim-Renaud was quoted in Japan Today, “Japan-S Korea rift may change regional economic, security structures”

August 15: Dr. Kim-Renaud was quoted in Japantimes, Japan-South Korea row may cause lasting economic and security shift, aiding China and North

August 15: Dr. Kim-Renaud was quoted in Kyodo News, “Japan-S. Korea rift may change regional economic, security structures

August 13: Dr. Brazinsky was quoted in Dong-a Ilbo, “U.S. professor criticizes Japan’s no apology for past wrongdoings”

August 12: Dr. Brazinsky was quoted in Arirang News, “U.S. professor criticizes Japan’s no apology for past wrongdoings”

August 11: Dr. Brazinsky authored in Washington Post, “Japan’s failure to atone for past sins threatens global economy: Expert

August 8: GWIKS North Korea Program was reported by Radio Free Asia “미 대학∙단체, ‘북한 배우기’ 프로그램 활발”[American college and institution introduce programs on learning North Korea]

August 1: Dr. Arrington was quoted in an article at the New York Times, “Japan Imposes Broad New Trade Restrictions on South Korea”

July 31: Dr. Arrington co-authored in Foreign Affairs with Andrew Yeo, “Japan and South Korea Can’t Get Along – Why America Needs to Help Its Allies Mend Fences”

July 29: Associate Director Yonho Kim was interviewed on YTN Radio, “美 워싱턴 정가에서 가장 핫한 이슈? ‘뮬러 전 특검 [The former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is the hottest issue in Washington D.C.]”

July 26: Dr. Arrington was quoted in an article at the KoreaTimes, “Cheong Wa Dae’s faulty response unhelpful with Japan row.”

July 19: Dr. Arrington wrote an article for the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, “Japan claims it’s restricting exports to South Korea because of ‘national security.’ Here’s the real reason why.”

July 18: Dr. John Merrill commented for TRT World, “North Korea Sanctions: 90 countries import luxury goods to Kim Jong-un.”

July 5: Dr. John Merrill wrote a column for Nikkei Asian Review opinion, “DMZ ‘surprise’ summit should not have been a surprise”

April 4: Dr. John Merrill was interviewed on the Radio Free Asia, “‘단계적 북핵 해법이 현실적’ 목소리 커져 [a gradual and step-by-step approach is recognized as the realistic solution for Pyongyang’s denuclearization]”and this interview was quoted both in the Korea Times and the Dong-a Ilbo.

March 20: Dr. Immanuel Kim was quoted in The Nation article “North Korea Through the Eyes of an American Dissident

February 26: Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud was interviewed on CGTN during their news broadcast regarding the 2nd Trump-Kim Summit meeting.

February 11: Dr. Gregg Brazinsky was interviewed on the Radio Free Asia, “미 전문가 ‘비핵화 개념차, 미북 실무협상 가장 큰 난제'[Different definition of denuclearization will be the major challenge for the meeting between the United States and North Korea at a working level.]”

February 8: Dr. Gregg Brazinsky was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, “U.S. Envoy Voices Optimism Ahead of North Korea Nuclear Summit”.

February 2: Dr. Gregg Brazinsky appeared on the Hour of History podcast to talk about China and Korea.

January 23: Dr. Gregg Brazinsky was quoted in The Nation article “US-North Korea Talks Are Moving Decisively to the Diplomatic Phase

January 19: 미국 조지워싱턴대에 한국어문학 전공과정 개설 [Korean Major will be offered at the George Washington University],  월드코리안뉴스 [WorldKorean.net]

 

2018

December 6: Dr. Roy Richard Grinker wrote article “Being Trans Is Not a Mental Disorder: When will the American Psychiatric Association finally stop treating it like it is?” on the New York Times. 

November 22: Dr. Celeste Arrington was quoted in article “Forced Labour a Sore Topic Between South Korea and Japan as Court Verdict Looms” on South China Morning Post.

September 12: Institute for Korean Studies, in partnership with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, has been awarded a National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Title VI award for East Asian Studies by the U.S. Department of Education

June 22: Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud was interviewed on CGTN regarding the ROK President Moon’s state visit to Russia

June 7: Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud was interviewed by Kyodo News: “Survival” main theme for North Korea at summit with U.S. expert

May 10: Dr. Celeste Arrington’s research article “Hiding in Plain Sight: Pseudonymity and Participation in Legal Mobilization” was published in Comparative Political Studies

May 3: Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud was interviewed on CGTN regarding the upcoming US-North Korea summit

April 4: Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud’s recitation was included in the American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank- Recitation of the author’s own poem, “I Remember” by Young-Key Kim-Renaud,  at the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War, at the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall, Washington, DC, July 27, 2013, included in the American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank

March 16: “New Gift to Support GW Institute for Korean Studies” on the GW Today

March 11: Dr. Kim-Renaud was quoted in an Infobae article “El Asombroso Giro de Kim Jong Un y que se puede esperar de las cumbres con trump y corea del sur

March 9: Dr. Kim-Renaud was interviewed on CGTN America about Trump-Kim Meeting

February 27: Dr. Gregg Brazinsky and Dr. Kim-Renaud were quoted in the Korea Herald article “Things Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo, and Washington should know“.

February 11: Dr. Kim-Renaud was quoted in an El Mercurio article “Kim Invita a Presidente surcoreano a Pyongyang para una cumber de alto nivel

January 11: Dr. Celeste Arrington wrote article “South Korea ended its review of its ‘Comfort Woman’ deal with Japan. Here is what you need to know” on the Washington Post

January 16: Dr. Roy Richard Grinker was quoted in article “How France is facing its outdated Autism treatment and care practices” on the Independent. “’Medicine was part of the establishment,’ anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker explains in his 2008 book, Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism.”

January 19: Dr. Celeste Arrington was quoted in article “Seoul wants Olympic momentum to lead to US-North Korea talks” on the Irish Times “the positives from the week’s events were that inter-Korean talks might deter missile tests in the short term and had opened channels of communication.”

 

2017

November 21, 2017: Gregg Brazinsky’s interview, “Trump names North Korea a ‘state sponsor of terror'” on Al Jazeera

November 18, 2017: Gregg Brazinsky’s interview, “Could Direct Talks Build Peace between the USA and North Korea” on Peace News Network

November 8, 2017: Celeste Arrington quoted in, “South Korea makes a bold move with a former ‘comfort woman’ at its state dinner with the US and Japan” on Public Radio International (PRI)

November 6, 2017: Jisoo M. Kim’s interview, “#AsiaNow Speaks with Jisoo M. Kim” on Association for Asian Studies website

November 3, 2017: Celeste Arrington quoted in, “South Korean Leader Boxed in as Trump threatens North Korea” on the New York Times

October 31, 2017: Gregg Brazinsky’s Book Launch “Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War”Elliott School Book Launch Series

October 9, 2017: Young-Key Kim-Renaud talked about Korean Alphabet (Hangul) on Korea Day at “This Morning”, a radio program on the all-English TBS Korean radio

August 28, 2017: Jisoo M. Kim, Gregg Brazinsky, “How to Handle North Korea“, C-Span 

August 9, 2017: Benjamin R. Young, “The Reagan-era invasion that drove North Korea to develop nuclear weapons”The Washington Post

May 8, 2017: Gregg Brazinsky, “U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War” at Wilson Center, C-Span  (Read more…)

May 7, 2017: Celeste Arrington, “South Koreans will elect a new president on Tuesday. Here’s what to expect.” with See-Won Byun, post on The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post

March 12, 2017: Celeste Arrington, “South Korea’s president was impeached. North Korea is increasingly threatening. Here’s what you need to know,” post on The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post

Celeste Arrington quoted in:

Chosun Ilbo: Jan. 11, 2017.
Kyodo News: profile and interview, Jan. 17, 2017.
Christian Science Monitor: Feb. 13, 2017.
Radio Free Asia: Oct. 25, 2016; March 27, 2017.
WUSA9 live television interview on Off Script 7pm news: April 14, 2017.
MediaFile DC: March 28, 2017; April 20, 2017.
NHK: television interview, May 9, 2017.
Tokyo Shimbun: May 10, 2017.
Ryukyu Shimpo: May 10, 2017.
Hokkaido Shimbun: May 10, 2017.
Nishi Nippon Shimbun: March 8, 2017; May 10, 2017.

February 21, 2017: 미 수도권의 첫 한국학연구소, 조지워싱턴 대학교 김지수 교수 [The First Institute for Korean Studies in the US Capital, Prof. Jisoo Kim at The George Washington University], KBS World Radio.

January 18, 2017:  “South Korea Funds U.S. Center to Promote Korean Culture” by David Jordan.

January 17, 2017:  “George Washington University to Promote Korean Culture,The Korea Times.

January 12, 2017: “University Launches Institute for Korean Studies” GW Today

2017:  미국 내 한국학 허브로 키울 것, 워싱턴에 첫 한국학연구소 개소 [Making GW the Hub of Korean Studies in the U.S., the Inauguration of the Institute for Korean Studies in Washington, D.C.], 조선일보 [Chosun Newspaper]

January 13, 2017:  조지워싱턴대, 미 수도권 첫 한국학연구소 개소 [The Inaugural Ceremony of the Institute for Korean Studies, The George Washington University], YTN

January 12, 2017:  조지워싱턴대학, 수도권 첫 한국학연구소 개소 [The Inaugural Ceremony of the Institute for Korean Studies, The George Washington University], YTN Radio.

January 13, 2017:  미국 조지워싱턴대, 한국학연구소 설립 [The Establishment of the Institute for Korean Studies, The George Washington University], 연합뉴스 [Yonhap News]

January 15, 2017:  미 조지워싱턴대, 한국학연구소 설립 [The Establishment of the Institute for Korean Studies, The George Washington University],  매일경제신문 [Maeil Business News]

January 14, 2017:  미국 조지워싱턴대에도 한국학연구소 설립 [The Establishment of the Institute for Korean Studies, The George Washington University], 한겨례신문 [Hankyoreh Newspaper]

January 12, 2017:  미 조지워싱턴대, 한국학연구소 설립 [Opening of the Institute for Korean Studies at The George Washington University], 한국일보[The Korea Times], Washington DC

January 13, 2017:   조지워싱턴대, 한국학연구소 개소 [Opening of the Institute for Korean Studies at The George Washington University], 중앙일보 [Korea Daily Newspaper], Washington DC

 

2016

December 12, 2016: Celeste Arrington, “South Korea’s president was just impeached. This is what it means and what comes next,” post on The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post

April 12, 2016:  [단독인터뷰] 조지워싱턴대 한국학연구소 설립 김지수 교수, “한국학 허브 만들 것” [Independent Interview] Professor Jisoo Kim, Establishing the Institute for Korean Studies at The George Washington University, 서울신문 [Seoul Newspaper]

2015

December 29, 2015: Young-Key Kim-Renaud, [Interview] on the 12/28/2015 Abe-Park announcement on “Comfort Women” by an English radio broadcasting station in Pusan, eFM90.5 Busan’s “Morning Wave in Busan” (a current affairs program) in Pusan, Korea [Choose 12/29/2015 to get the special interview segment.]

October 17, 2015: Young-Key Kim-Renaud, [Interview] on the proclamation document of the Korean alphabet by “This Morning” Chosun Daily News Press

October 9, 2015: Young-Key Kim-Renaud, [Interview] “Excellence of the Korean alphabet & King Sejong’s Legacy,” Young-Key Kim-Renaud interviewed by “This Morning” program on tbs eFM (101.3 MHz), which is the first all-English radio station in Seoul. The interview was broadcast on the Han’gŭl Day

September 11, 2015: Young-Key Kim-Renaud, [Interview] “Views from the U.S.: Chinese Military Parade and Japanese Naval Drill–Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud says, ‘Friendly relations between China, Japan, and Korea could accelerate Korean reunification.’ (미국에서 바라본 동북아: 중국의 열병식과 일본의 관함식–김영기 교수, ‘한중일의 친밀한 관계로 북한의 통일을 앞당길 수도 있어’),” Chosun Pub

August 24, 2015: Young-Key Kim-Renaud, [Interview] “‘A strong culture has universal values,’ says Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud, transmitter of Korean language and Korean studies for 32 years (문화대국길 열려면 세계 통하는 보편성 찾아라—미서 한국어∙ 한국학전파 32년 김영기 박사),” Segye Daily