Korea Forum

Korean Peninsula

The Korea Chair Forum promotes up-and-coming scholars and policy studies analysts who are working on Korean issues in order to advance a greater understanding of Korean policy issues to policymakers and the public at large.

The Office of the Korea Chair seeks to promote younger scholars and policy studies analysts who are working on Korean issues with a policy focus. The Forum is a platform to showcase their work. The Forum will also seek out research that connects work in Korean Studies to mainstream studies in a discipline or field, whether this is in policy studies or academia.

Recent Events

Dr. Lind discussed the problems that may result from a North Korean collapse,  the military missions that interested countries might attempt to mitigate those problems, and the estimated military requirements for these operations. She described measures that Seoul, Washington, and Beijing should now be taking and advocated particularly for the need for joint advance planning for this contingency: to avoid mass loss of life in Korea and to prevent crisis escalation between China and the United States.