The CSIS Korea Chair serves as an independent platform in Washington to advance informed discussions about major policy issues of common importance to the people of Korea and the United States. Korea occupies a central place in shaping the future of peace and stability in the world's most prosperous and growing regions.
Through nonpartisan, expert analysis of ongoing policy opportunities and security challenges facing the region, the CSIS Korea Chair promotes a greater understanding of relations between the United States, Korea, and Asia.
The CSIS Korea Chair conducts independent policy research on multiple issue-areas ranging from security to business to cybersecurity to global health. The Chair convenes public and private sector stakeholders for in-depth discussions and policy research.
CSIS appointed Dr. Victor Cha, former White House official and Georgetown University professor as the inaugural chair holder in 2009.