Current Visiting Scholars (2014-2015)

The Visiting Scholar Program at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS accepts new scholars on a rolling basis. Applicants are chosen by a selection committee consisting of USKI and SAIS faculty and administrators. For consideration, please send a research proposal and CV/resume to USKI Director, Jae Ku.

Halpin, Dennis

Dennis Halpin has ties to Asia going back over four decades to February, 1971, when he arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer (K-16) in Seoul, South Korea. He taught English as a [Read More]

Kim, Wonho

Won-Ho Kim is a Professor at the Graduate School of International and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea and a Fulbright scholar visiting the U.S.-Korea [Read More]

Lee, Jaeman

Jaeman Lee was the head of the Dong-gu district in Deagu from 2006 to 2014, and has been the Chairman of  the Conference of National Innovation Cities as well as the Committee of [Read More]

Lee, Jungeun

Jung-eun Lee is a reporter for the Dong-A Ilbo daily news in South Korea. She focuses on North Korea, inter-Korean issues and international relations and previously covered [Read More]

Makino, Yoshihiro

Yoshihiro Makino is a Senior International Correspondent at the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo, Japan. He was the Seoul Correspondent in South Korea from 2007 to 2012, covering issues on [Read More]

Merrill, John

John Merrill was Northeast Asia Division Chief in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and has been a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins [Read More]

Oh, Soohyun

Dr. Soohyun Oh is a research fellow at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) in Seoul, South Korea.  Dr. Oh’s research interests include international [Read More]

Seo, Kyongran

Kyongran Seo is the team manager of the SME policy and finance division at IBK Economic Research Institute in South Korea. Previously, she worked as a specialist in the department [Read More]

Wit, Joel S.

Joel S. Wit is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and a Senior Research Fellow at Columbia University Weatherhead Institute for East Asian [Read More]

Past Visiting Scholars

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