Thursday, January 31, 2013

Concentration Profile: Korea Studies

This post is the seventh in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
Established in 2006, Korea Studies is the newest concentration available at SAIS.  Its introduction as a stand-alone concentration was quite timely, considering that both North and South Korea have been making headlines in international news much more frequently over the last few years.
Dr. Jae-Jung Suh, SAIS professor and Director of the Korea Studies program, discusses some of the challenges facing Korea today:
To hear Professor Suh discuss Korea Studies further, please click here.
Students in the Korea Studies concentration not only study Korea in depth; they also take courses focusing on neighboring regions of Asia to better understand Korea in both a regional and global context.  Additionally, students in Korea Studies benefit from the concentration’s affiliation with the U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI); students are encouraged to work with USKI staff and visiting scholars on research.
You can learn more about Korea Studies at SAIS here.
Thanks for reading!
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To read previous entries in this series, please click here.