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Young Professionals Paper Series (YPPS)

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Sejong Society of Washington, DC are pleased to announce the inaugural publication of the Young Professionals Paper Series (YPPS). Launched under the Research Directorate of the Sejong Society, YPPS is an initiative designed to generate original policy literature by young professionals and graduate students on issues relating to the Korean peninsula. The program provided participants with the unique opportunity to be mentored by established Korea policy experts throughout the research and writing process, and to ultimately be published in cooperation with the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS.

To download the publication and learn more about YPPS, visit our Young Professionals Paper Series page.

Reviving Growth and Building Resilience in the Global Economy

On April 11, the US-Korea Institute at SAIS will host the second half of the two-day conference: “Reviving Growth and Building Resilience in the Global Economy.” This conference co-organized by the Australian G20 Presidency and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee and sponsored by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, the Korea Institute of International Economic Policy and UBS, to explore the relevance of the existing international financial architecture in the context of the challenges the global economy is facing now and in coming decades, global interconnectedness and emerging markets. The outcomes of this conference will help inform future G20 work.

The conference is by invitation only. However, speeches by Sung-soo Eun, Deputy Minister for International Economic Affairs, ROK Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and Martin Parkinson, Treasury Secretary, G20, Commonwealth of Australia are open to the media. Both speakers will address the question of whether and how the Bretton Woods Institutions are still relevant for emerging market economies. Speeches will run from 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP is required. Members of the press should have active press credentials and can RSVP to Jenny Town at jtown2@jhu.edu.

Communications Internships

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is currently seeking 1-2 Communications interns. Tasks will include such activities as web content management/updates (multiple websites), social media management, media tracking, writing media advisories and event briefs, email newsletter management, event material preparation, and more.

A successful candidate should have superior writing and editing skills (in English), some copywriting experience a plus, with an eye for design, and should have some experience in the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; WordPress (or other web content management systems); social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (forums).

USKI internships are unpaid and interns are expected to work at least 4 days a week.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Jenny Town, Assistant Director at jtown2@jhu.edu. Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Summer Program & Research Internships

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is currently seeking program and research interns. Multiple positions are open and duties will vary. Some current areas of research include: North Korea political, economic, and social development, North Korean WMD issues, US-ROK nuclear cooperation, US-ROK cooperation in Southeast Asia, US-ROK cooperation nuclear security, US foreign policy to both Koreas, energy security cooperation in Northeast Asia, ROK renewable energy policies, and more.

Interns generally are asked to do a variety of tasks including research assistance, event attendance and reporting, logistical support for events and projects, and other things as necessary. They may work with USKI staff and/or Visiting Scholars on various projects.

Successful candidates should have an interest in Korea and/or East Asia policy and be at least a sophomore in college or higher; graduate students and post-grads are encouraged to apply. Foreign language skills are a plus, but not necessary. Strong writing and editing skillls are preferred. Must be able to multitask, prioitize, meet deadlines, and work well both independently and in small groups.

USKI internships are unpaid and interns are expected to work at least 4 days a week.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Jenny Town, Assistant Director at jtown2@jhu.edu. Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reviving Growth and Building Resiliency in the Global Economy

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 – Reviving Growth and Building Resiliency in the Global Economy

Reviving Growth and Building Resiliency in the Global Economy

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 – Reviving Growth and Building Resiliency in the Global Economy

Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution?

On Thursday, March 6, the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Voice of America will launch the report, “Cell Phones in North Korea: Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution?” by Voice of America reporter, Yonho Kim. Mr. Kim will present key findings from his research, which includes the influence of cell phones on social trends and economy in North Korea.

The panel also features two distinguished discussants, Alexandre Mansourov (US-Korea Institute at SAIS) and Sascha Meinrath (New America Foundation, Open Technology Institute), who will provide further insights into technical and regional uses of telecommunications and information technology.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, RSVP is required.

Live webcast of this event can be viewed at http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/c63e47afe50f400eb9bce84a5896e58e1d.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
RSVP HERE