Social Sciences

Social Sciences Programs

The Korea Policy Forum is established to serve as a focal point and trusted venue for discussing current Korea-related policy issues in the domestic, regional and global contexts. The Forum engages policy experts, journalists, current and former government officials and lawmakers covering Korean domestic politics, economy, regional dynamics, and global agenda.

The Korean Studies Book Manuscript Workshop is for scholars working on their first and second books. This workshop is intended to provide support for scholars, regardless of citizenship, in the humanities and social sciences who are in the process of completing their research monograph.

The North Korea Economic Forum aims to promote the understanding of North Korean economic issues, distribute the well-balanced, deeply touched, and multi-dimensionally explored pictures of the North Korean economy and to expand the network among the various North Korean economy watchers. The Forum is mostly a closed and off-the-record meeting where participants can freely and seriously discuss the critical issues. It also organizes two conferences which is made public throughout the academic year.

The GWIKS North Korea Program is designed to provide professionals in Washington, including Congressional staff, government officials, journalists, think tank, NGOs, private sector experts, and graduate students with a variety of perspectives about North Korea. The Program is structured as one-month intensive courses covering North Korea’s history, domestic politics, economy, foreign policy, nuclear program, culture, society, and human rights. An Acknowledgement of Participation will be awarded at the end of the Program with a special lecture on negotiating with North Koreans.