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Harvard Launches Korean Studies Journal

Posted December. 30, 2005 03:21,   


Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, which specializes in training public policymakers, has published a journal addressing Korea-related issues.

On December 28, the school announced the launch of the “Korea Policy Review” (KPR), which will focus on Korean policies and issues on the Korea peninsula, and Korea-U.S. relations.

This is the first time the Kennedy School has published a policy journal dealing with one particular country.

The co-publishers of KPR are Yoo Jong-sung, the former secretary-general of the Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice and a current doctorate candidate at the Kennedy School, and Justin Lee, a Kennedy School alumnus and currently working at U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Yoo said, “More than half of our publishing staff is made up of students from U.S. and other countries. I hope this journal will serve as bridge for public discussion, so that Korean and U.S. experts will be able to understand Korea-related issues in an international context.” The first issue includes interviews and reviews on Korea’s leadership, North Korea-U.S. relations, the role of women in the Korean society, education policies, and Korea’s dynamism.

For more information, contact jsyou@fas.harvard.edu.

Jong sik Kong kong@donga.com