Welcome to the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center (KPAC) website!
Housed in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, KPAC provides the locus for research, engagement, and outreach activities relating to the Korean Peninsula. Our mission is to conduct and publish scholarly research, support active collaboration relating
to today’s Korean Peninsula, and promote awareness and understanding of Korea and Korean affairs within the SU community and the larger world. KPAC leverages The Maxwell School’s interdisciplinary heritage and the School’s advanced technology environment to provide innovative programming focused on, and
sometimes emanating from, the Korean Peninsula.
Contact KPAC with questions, comments, or suggestions at
Korean Language and Culture Table(1)
"Living in Seoul"
Lunch will be provided
Donald P Gregg: Thoughts on Recent South Korean Presidential Election
Former US Ambassador to South Korea, Donald P. Gregg, shares his thoughts on the recent South Korean Presidential Election
National Narrative on Historiography and Why They Are Different: The Case of Korean in the 21st Century
November 6, 2012Professor Mark Peterson Lecture
Korean Language and Culture Table
Korean Holidays and Traditions
Why North Korea 2014 Is Not Germany 1989
November 12, 2014John Feffer is the Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C.
The political division on the Korean
Peninsula reflects some of the last visible remnants of last century’s
Cold War. The recent death of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Il, has
again focused U.S. media attention on the security implications of this
division. Both South Korea and the U.S. will hold elections to select
their leaders in 2012. The significance of these events for all three
countries is without question. In this regard, KPAC is pleased to have
active programs involving both the South and the North. My expectation
is that through open academic study, analysis, exchange, and discussion,
KPAC can help to bring about greater awareness, understanding, and
appreciation of one of the most historically rich, culturally engaging,
and politically significant places on earth—the Korean Peninsula. I urge
you to join us in this exploration!