U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation's U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus was designed to help raise the next generation of Korea specialists in the United States who will make the long-term contributions to the U.S.-ROK relationship. Throughout a two-year program, participants discussed issues of importance to U.S.-Korea relations with policymakers, government officials and opinion leaders in Korea and the United States.

Dr. Victor Cha, Dr. David Kang, and Ambassador Kathleen Stephens served as senior advisers.

This program was hosted by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies Office of the Korea Chair and University of Southern California Korea Studies Institute and supported by the Korea Foundation and other private corporations.

Photo Credit: L. Gordon Flake

Photo Credit: L. Gordon Flake

U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus Participants

Celeste Arrington, Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Dylan Davis, Program Director, Center for Korean Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Sandra Fahy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, Tokyo Japan

Karl Friedhoff, Program Officer, Public Opinion Studies Center, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Sheena Greitens, Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International & Area Studies, Harvard University

Ellen Kim, Assistant Director and Fellow, Office of the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Ji-Young Lee, Assistant Professor of International Relations and C.W. Lim and Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies, School of International Service, American University

Yong Suk Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Williams College

Deborah Solomon, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Otterbein University

Andrew Yeo, Associate Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America