Korea Questions is a unique video series featuring the scholars of the U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program addressing an important issue relevant to their expertise, hosted on USC Korean Studies Institute Youtube channel.

The Korea Questions videos for the 2020-2021 NextGen Scholars are now out.

Korea Questions S3 | Ep 1: How Do We Assess Memories of Korea? | Zur, Hanscom, Kim

Korea Questions feature NextGen scholars addressing an important issue relevant to their expertise. In Season 3, Episode 1, Dafna Zur (Stanford University), Christopher Hanscom (UCLA), and Diana Kim (Georgetown University) ask the question: How do we assess memories of Korea? They discuss this question in the context of literature and history.


The Korea Questions video series with the 2018-2019 NextGen Scholars can be viewed below.


Korea Questions Season 2 Episode 4: What do North Koreans believe in?

In season 2, episode 4, Meredith Shaw (University of Tokyo) and Benjamin Young (Dakota State University) ask the question: What do North Koreans believe in?

Korea Questions Season 2 Episode 3: How do we see North Korea? Part 2

Featuring Will Scott of Oasis Labs, Meredith Shaw, Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, and Benjamin Young, Assistant Professor at Dakota State University, our 2018-2019 NextGen Scholars challenge common misconceptions about North Korea in part 2 of this video series.

Korea Questions Season 2 Episode 2: How do we see North Korea? Part 1

Featuring Will Scott of Oasis Labs, Meredith Shaw, Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, and Benjamin Young, Assistant Professor at Dakota State University, our 2018-2019 NextGen Scholars challenge common misconceptions about North Korea.


 

Korea Questions Season 2 Episode 1: Does Korea offer lessons for the US college admissions scandal?

Featuring Stephanie Kim, Assistant Professor of the Practice and the Faculty Director of the Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown University


​The Korea Questions video series with the 2015-2016 NextGen Scholars can be viewed below.

Korea Questions Episode 1: Have the Comfort Women Issues been resolved?

Featuring Lauren Richardson, Teaching Fellow in Japanese-Korean Relations & Politics, University of Edinburgh
 

 

Korea Questions Episode 2: Does Korea’s pollution come from China?

Featuring Matthew Shapiro, Associate Professor of Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

 

Korea Questions Episode 3: Do Unicorns exist in North Korea?

Featuring Sixiang Wang. 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

 

 

Korea Questions Episode 4: Should the U.S. normalize relations with North Korea?

Featuring Bridget Coggins, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

 

Korea Questions Episode 5: Who is Korean?

Featuring Jaeeun Kim, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and the Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

 

Korea Questions Episode 6: Is North Korea run like the mafia?

Featuring Robert Kelly, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Pusan National University