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
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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
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.
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 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!