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Political Changes in 2012: Implications for Northeast Asian Regional Security

On September 22, 2011, the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, in partnership with Peking University Center for International and Strategic Studies and Chung Ang University Graduate School of International Studies will host a one-day conference exploring the numerous political changes that will take place throughout Asia and the United States in 2012.

Panels will discuss what 2012 leadership may look like for the United States, South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and North Korea, as well as what the effects of these changes might have on regional security and security cooperation in the future.

For a full list of speakers and to RSVP, click here.

2010 SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS is pleased to announce the release of the 2010 Edition of the SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook.

The Yearbook analyzes important developments in North and South Korea that characterized their relations in 2010. Each paper was written by a SAIS student from the course, “The Two Koreas: Contemporary Research and Record,” in the fall of 2010. Their insights were based  on extensive reading and study as well as on numerous interviews conducted with government officials, scholars, NGO workers, academics and private sector experts both in Washington and Seoul.

Explore the 2010 SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook.

“Leadership Matters,” with Minister Lee Jae-oh

On March 29, 2011, the U.S.-Korea Institute and SAIS and Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress cohosted a seminar entitled, “Leadership Matters: The U.S.-ROK Alliance in the Lead Up to 2012.” The Honorable Lee Jae-oh, South Korea’s Minister of Special Affairs and 4 time National Assemblyman delivered the keynote speech for this event, entitled “Global Leadership: A New Vision for the U.S.-ROK Alliance,” highlighting such key issues the KORUS FTA, coordination on North Korea policy, and his vision for creating a Northeast Asian Community of Peace and Prosperity.

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Assessing the Economic Implications of the Seoul G-20 Summit

On November 16, 2010, CSIS, KEI, and USKI hosted a discussion with Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of International Affairs from the U.S. Treasury. Brainard presented the main objectives behind the American economic growth agenda within the context of the G-20 Summit and how President Obama has invested his efforts in Asia, touching on platforms such as trade.


Transcript | “Assessing the Economic Implications of the Seoul G-20 Summit,” Lael Brainard (Nov. 16, 2010)

State of the World Economy, 2011-2012: Whither or Wither?

On November 18, 2010, the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and Korea Institute of Finance, sponsored by the Asian Studies Program at SAIS and JoongAng Ilbo, will host a one-day conference, entitled “State of the World Economy, 2011-2012: Whither or Wither?” in celebration of Korea Institute of Finance’s 20th anniversay, 1991-2011.

This conference will consist of three sessions: Whither the Global Economy; Demand, Deflation, and Debt in the “Locomotive” Economies; and Implications and Future of the Korean Economy; and will feature such noted economists as Kevin O’Rourke, John Taylor, Dan Rosen, Marcus Noland, Roger Leeds, Peter Heller and more. Special addresses will be delivered by the Honorable Han Duk-soo, ROK Ambassador to the United States, and Dr. Chung Duck-koo, Chairman of the North East Asia Research Foundation.

Download the conference proceedings here.

2009 SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS annouces the release of the fourth edition of the SAIS U.S. -Korea Yearbook.

Each fall semester at SAIS, the Korea Studies Program offers the course, “The Two Koreas: Contemporary Research and Record,” where students prepare an in-depth report on an issue of importance to Korean affairs in that year. As part of their research, students make a one-week research trip to Seoul to test their ideas with experts and officials. The SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook is a compilation of these student papers.

Student authors include: Tze Chin “Alvin” Wong, Paul Elliott, Sogaku Miyamoto, Ian Howard, Kee Hoon Chung, Jason Park, Momoko Sato, Neil K. Shenai, Nick Borst, Naoko Aoki, Zander Lanfried, and Sarah Yun.

Download the 2009 SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook.