The Korean Peninsula Affairs Center (KPAC) is an interdisciplinary research center within the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. KPAC, with support from the Pacific Century Institute, is committed to studying and addressing contemporary issues of public policy and governance affecting the Korean Peninsula. Through its global network of scholars and practitioners, KPAC encourages public discourse and enhances knowledge by hosting conferences, publishing relevant research, and educating undergraduate and graduate students through Korea-focused courses and academic exchanges. KPAC’s research reflects the diverse interests of its affiliated faculty, research fellows, and graduate students. Among these interests are public diplomacy, local and national government administration, foreign policy, economic policy, the environment, conflict resolution, North-South relations, and science engagement. KPAC aims to develop conversation, cooperation, and understanding regarding North and South Korea.
Contact KPAC with questions, comments, or suggestions at KPAC@maxwell.syr.edu
KPAC Director Stuart Thorson Co-Authors Study on International Internet Connectivity
P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor Stuart Thorson and assistant
professor of strategic communications at Kansas University Hyunjin Seo
coauthored a study analyzing Internet connectivity worldwide. The research,
published in the Journal of Communication in 2012, examines data
Hazel Smith Event
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Photo Slideshow of Event
Hazel Smith presents International Security and Humanitarian Principles: The United States and North Korea
Reflections on the South Korean and US Elections
November 28, 2012 at 1 PM (reception to follow)
Video of Symposium
A Donald P and Margaret Curry Symposium: Reflections on South Korean and US Elections
Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women Screening
November 8, 2012
Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women (35 mm. 88 min., 57 min. Beta SP,v 1999) is a powerful documentary about Korean women forced into sexual servitudeby the Japanese Imperial Military during World War II. For more information on Comfort Women please see our brief explanation: here.
Implications of Leadership Change in North Korea Symposium
Discussion of the future of North Korea after the death of Kim Jong Il.