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]

Niv Farago

Niv Farago is a proliferation specialist, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at Sogang University, and a visiting scholar at the US-Korea Institute at [Read More]

Wit, Joel S.

Joel S. Wit is concurrently a Visiting Scholar at 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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He Tongmei, Ph.D.

Dr. Tongmei He is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Korean Studies at Dalian University of Foreign Languages in China. Her teaching and research interests include China [Read More]

Choi Younghwan

Mr. Choi is the Director and Research Fellow at the Center for Northeast Asian & Inter-Korean Affairs at the Gyeonggi Research Institute in Suwon, South Korea.  His research [Read More]

Kang Youngdoo

Mr. Kang is a journalist and the Deputy Assistant Editor at Yonhap News Agency in the political news division, currently covering the National Assembly. His research involves [Read More]

Jung Yoonsub

Mr. Jung is a journalist and the Executive Secretary in the Planning and Coordination Department at Yonhap News Agency. His research interests include the diplomatic relations and [Read More]

Choi Moonsun

Ms. Choi is a senior journalist at the Hankook Ilbo (The Korea Times) covering politics and inter-Korean relations. Her research interests are the Obama administration’s [Read More]

Jeon Changhoon

Mr. Jeon is a reporter at the Busan Daily News and has covered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Unification, and currently covers the National Assembly and [Read More]