The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS, College & University, 1957 E Street NW, Suite 503, Washington D.C., DC.

The institute will enable and enhance productive research and education relationships between individuals and departments in several universities, and among the many experts scattered throughout the region and the world.

Operating as usual

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 05/01/2024

GWIKS was very honored to host the Speaker of the National Assembly of the ROK, His Excellency Kim Jin-pyo, for our Korea Policy Forum event entitled "Dynamics of the ROK-US Alliance: Bridging the Past, Present and Future" along with the East Asia National Resource Center on April 17th. In his lecture, Speaker Kim reflected on the trajectory of the ROK-U.S. alliance over the past 70 years and delved into its future prospects for bilateral cooperation, with a particular focus on economic and political spheres, envisioning the next seven decades. During the Q&A session of the event, Speaker Kim also offered insights and inspiring guidance for the next generation of leaders who will serve as vital connectors for the ROK-U.S. alliance.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this exciting lecture and Q&A session! You can view more photos from this amazing event at go.gwu.edu/kimjinpyophotos.

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 04/29/2024
04/24/2024

GWIKS is honored to partner this week with the GW School of Business Korean Management Institute for the Global Korean Entrepreneurship Forum, happening on April 25-26. This event guarantees to be an international hub of ideas and creativity, spotlighting the finest of Korean entrepreneurship on a global scale. For GWU Students, Faculty and Staff, there is still time to register for free seats at go.gwu.edu/gkef24!

The event will mostly be taking place in the State Room on the 7th floor of the Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052) throughout Thursday and Friday, April 25th and April 26th, but part of the event will also be taking place at the U.S. Capitol from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 25th. You can learn more details about this exciting event & find a full event agenda at kmigwsb.org/gkef!

04/22/2024

Join us virtually tomorrow along with the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University for our North Korea Economic Forum entitled "Revisiting Sanctions on North Korea" from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)/10:00 PM - 11:30 PM (KST).

Our distinguished panelists will explore various facets of the sanctions regime, shedding light on key themes such as North Korea’s evolving dynamics with Russia and sanctions violations, the extent of China's cooperation in enforcing sanctions against North Korea, the economic consequences of the changing sanctions landscape on North Korea, and strategies to fine-tune and optimize the sanctions policy. RSVP and learn more details about this event at go.gwu.edu/nkef0423.

04/15/2024

GWIKS invites you to our next Soh Jaipil Lecture Series event with GWIKS Postdoctoral Fellow Sung Eun Kim, which is entitled “Conscripted at ‘Freedom’s Frontier’: Korean Augmentees, Racialized Masculinity, and U.S. Military Empire.”

Join us in person this Thursday, April 18th, in Elliott School Room 505 from 2 PM - 3:30 PM for this special lecture from Kim as he reconsiders the significance of “freedom’s frontier,” an epithet most commonly associated with the demilitarized zone (DMZ), by analyzing the ambivalent sovereignty of the Korean Augmentation Troops to the U.S. Army (KATUSA). RSVP and learn more details about the event at go.gwu.edu/sungeunkim.

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 04/12/2024

GWIKS had an exciting week hosting two very special events on Thursday, April 11th. Representative of the UN Human Rights Office in Seoul, James Heenan, shared a fantastic presentation with our students on human rights in North Korea, which was followed by an illuminating Q&A session. Later in the day, Dr. Jin-Ae Kang presented in a hybrid format on "Bridging Cultures: Museum Public Relations & Community Engagement for Diversity," which concluded with an excellent Q&A session as well.

Thank you to all who participated in our special events this week!

04/10/2024

GWIKS invites you to a very special Korea Policy Forum event with Speaker of the National Assembly of ROK, His Excellency Kim Jin-pyo. Drawing upon his extensive experience as a public servant and politician, Speaker Kim aims to offer insights and inspiring guidance in his presentation for the next generation of leaders who will serve as vital connectors for the ROK-U.S. alliance.

Join us either in person or virtually on Wednesday, April 17th, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT) for this special lecture in which Speaker Kim will present his vision for fostering enhanced bilateral exchanges and cooperation between South Korea and the United States. RSVP and learn more details about this event at go.gwu.edu/kimjinpyo.

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 04/10/2024

GWIKS was honored to host Professor Andre Schmid last week on Thursday, April 4th, for our Soh Jaipil Lecture Series. The event focused on Schmid's latest book, "North Korea's Mundane Revolution: Socialist Living and the Rise of Kim Il Sung, 1953-1965." In the presentation, Professor Schmid highlighted aspects of North Korea’s origins that are often overlooked in history.

Thank you to all who participated! For those who missed this event, we will be posting it soon on our YouTube channel.

04/09/2024

GWIKS invites you to a very special, virtual Korea Policy Forum event with American and South Korean journalists entitled "South Korea’s National Assembly Elections and US-ROK Relations: Journalists' Views." On April 10th, South Korea will hold general elections for its National Assembly. While the major opposition party strives to maintain its current majority party status, the emergence of new third parties complicates the traditional two-way race between the ruling and major opposition parties. The results of the elections will greatly impact the remaining three years of the Yoon government’s term.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16th, at 9 AM (EDT) for an online discussion on the prospects of a new domestic political geography in South Korea and its potential impact on U.S.-ROK relations. RSVP and learn more details about the event at go.gwu.edu/kpf0416.

03/28/2024

GWIKS invites you to a very special upcoming event with Dr. Jin-Ae Kang entitled "Bridging Cultures: Museum Public Relations & Community Engagement for Diversity!" This lecture will delve into the world of museum marketing and community engagement, offering fresh perspectives through the lens of diversity and ethnic museum PR.

Join us either in person or virtually on Thursday, April 11th, from 2 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT) for this special lecture from Dr. Kang as she explores how museums can leverage the power of art to inspire audiences to embrace differences, celebrate cultural heritage, and dismantle harmful stereotypes. RSVP and learn more details at go.gwu.edu/jinaekang!

03/27/2024

GWIKS is excited to share that the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management, will be visiting GW on April 10th to give an information session about graduate programs and scholarship opportunities at the KDI School. The information session will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, at 11 AM in the Elliott School (1957 E St NW), Room 505. All participants will be provided with souvenirs!

Students can RSVP and find additional details through the QR code on the poster or at go.gwu.edu/kdischool.

03/26/2024

GWIKS invites you to our next Soh Jaipil Lecture Series event with Andre Schmid who will be presenting on his new book, "North Korea's Mundane Revolution: Socialist Living and the Rise of Kim Il Sung, 1953-1965."

Join us either in person or virtually on Thursday, April 4th, from 3 PM - 4:30 PM for this special book talk lecture from Professor Schmid as he highlights aspects of North Korea’s origins that are often overlooked in history. RSVP and learn more details about the event at go.gwu.edu/andreschmid.

03/26/2024

Join us virtually this week on Thursday, March 28th, to hear a fascinating presentation from Seo Young Park at 4 PM via Zoom! Park illuminates how speed is, rather than a singular drive of acceleration, an entanglement of uneven paces and cycles of life, labor, the market, and the city itself through her book "Stitching the 24-Hour City: Life, Labor, and the Problem of Speed in Seoul."

Learn more & RSVP here: go.gwu.edu/seoyoungpark

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 03/25/2024

GWIKS was honored to host Professor Yong-Chool Ha on Friday, March 22nd, for a fascinating Book Talk event on his latest book, “Late Industrialization, Tradition, and Social Change in South Korea" along with and Moderator Celeste Arrington. In Ha's presentation, he further examined a major paradox in Korea’s economic development: how an ultra-modern industrial economy has been achieved, yet traditional networks of obligation and solidarity, such as blood, school, and regional ties have persisted, and even become more deeply reinforced, profoundly affecting the fundamental aspects of Korean politics and socio-economic relations.

Thank you to all who participated! For those who missed this event, we will be posting it soon on our YouTube channel.

03/18/2024

We’re excited to announce the Premodern Korea Lecture Series with Wenjiao Cai. Dr. Cai will discuss the commodification of Chosŏn ginseng and the scale of environmental change in early modern East Asia. Join us via Zoom on March 27, 2024, at 10 AM EST.

RSVP here: https://go.gwu.edu/wenjiaocai

03/13/2024

GWIKS invites you to our next Book Talk event with Director of the Center for Korea Studies at the University of Washington Dr. Yong-Chool Ha who will be presenting on his new book, "Late Industrialization, Tradition, and Social Change in South Korea."

Join us either in person or virtually on Friday, March 22nd, from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM for this special book talk lecture from Ha as he narrows the gap between political economy and sociology in the study of late industrialization. RSVP and learn more details about the event at go.gwu.edu/yongchoolha.

03/12/2024

GWIKS is hiring! We are looking for a Program Manager to join our team. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with the Director and the Associate Director of GWIKS to support our strategic vision to expand Korean Studies in Washington, D.C. and beyond. The Program Manager will regularly interact with external constituents, visiting scholars and guest speakers from all over the world, current students, as well as faculty, staff, and the broader Korean Studies community. They may make recommendations to policy and procedures and have the authority to implement changes. They will have broad oversight and implementation duties across a number of areas, including public and academic programming, communications strategy, budget and sponsored projects, recruitment, and fundraising. More details can be found at www.gwu.jobs/postings/109623 (you can click the link in our bio)!

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 03/11/2024

GWIKS was thrilled to host Senior Fellow for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations Scott Snyder for a special Korea Policy Forum Book Talk, "The United States-South Korea Alliance: Why It May Fail and Why It Must Not," along with Moderator Celeste Arrington and Discussant Nicholas Anderson. Snyder shared in his presentation timely recommendations for stakeholders in both countries on how to preserve and strengthen the alliance between the United States and South Korea.

Thank you to all who participated! For those who missed this amazing event, we will be posting it soon on our YouTube channel.

02/26/2024

GWIKS invites you to our special Korea Policy Forum event with Senior Fellow for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations Scott Snyder who will be presenting on his new book, "The United States-South Korea Alliance: Why It May Fail and Why It Must Not."

Join us either in person or virtually on Thursday, March 7th, from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM for this special lecture which will highlight newly-unfolding opportunities and challenges related to a new chapter of the U.S.-ROK alliance. RSVP and learn more details about the event at https://go.gwu.edu/scottsnyder.

02/06/2024

We are excited to announce the Premodern Korea Lecture Series with Dr. Sujung Kim. Dr. Kim's presentation on Buddhist epidemic talismans aims to illustrate the multiple layers of social connections and coping mechanisms forged and fostered by the rich talismanic culture and ritual healing in Chosŏn. Join us through Zoom on February 22nd at 10 AM (EST)!

RSVP here: go.gwu.edu/sujungkim

01/29/2024

The GW Institute for Korean Studies is excited to announce our 2024 Summer Study Abroad Program in South Korea! It is open to all GW and Spelman College undergraduates who are interested in pursuing Korean studies. The program dates are June 23rd through July 6th, and the application deadline is March 3rd.

Please visit https://go.gwu.edu/gwiksstudyabroad2024 for more information!

2023-24 Korean Video Essay Contest 01/23/2024

The GW Institute for Korean Studies and IU Institute for Korean Studies are thrilled to announce this year’s video essay contest on the theme of K-Food: Globalization and Cultural Identity! The contest is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in colleges or universities in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area [District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia] during the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Students from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia are also eligible to participate. GW/IU will each select three winners, with first prize receiving $500, second prize receiving $300, and third prize receiving $100! The deadline for submitting a K-Food video is March 8th, 2024, so start making your videos now. Click this link for the submission guidelines and access to the submission portal:

2023-24 Korean Video Essay Contest at the Elliott School of International Affairs

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 12/15/2023

GWIKS was very proud to host our Korea Policy Forum event on Wednesday, December 13th, entitled "Linking the European and Asian Theaters?: Strategic Implications of New North Korea-Russia Relations," along with the East Asia National Resource Center - NRC, The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Research Institute for National Security Affairs at Korea National Defense University. We had an engaging discussion on the deepening cooperation between North Korea and Russia, and how these two countries carry significant ramifications for the geopolitical landscape in both Northeast Asia and Europe, led by four incredible experts (Young Jun Kim, Patrick Cronin, Inhyo Sul, and Sharon Squassoni), who each presented on specific topics regarding North Korea-Russia Relations.

Following the presentations, there was a captivating roundtable discussion and Q&A session. Thank you to all who participated! If you missed our Korea Policy Forum event, we will be posting it soon on our YouTube channel.

12/12/2023

Our 2023 North Korea Economic Forum Conference is now available to be watched online on our YouTube channel! The aim of the 2023 North Korea Economic Forum Conference was to delve deeply into the unexplored territory of how North Korea's foreign policy intricately intertwines with its internal economic dynamics. Drawing from a diverse array of academic disciplines and subject-matter specializations, the two-day conference covered North Korea's science and technology policy, trademarks, cryptocurrency theft, and semiconductor industry. The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management are both proud to share the recordings from this year's North Korea Economic Forum Conference. You can find the full playlist with all three videos from this year's conference at https://go.gwu.edu/nkef23

Korea Policy Forum: Linking the European and Asian Theaters? 11/30/2023

GWIKS invites you to our special Korea Policy Forum event on "Linking the European and Asian Theaters?: Strategic Implications of New North Korea-Russia Relations.” Join us, along with the GW Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Research Institute for National Security Affairs at the Korea National Defense University, for an engaging discussion on the deepening cooperation between North Korea and Russia and how these two countries carry significant ramifications for the geopolitical landscape in both Northeast Asia and Europe. The event will feature four incredible experts (Young Jun Kim, Patrick Cronin, Inhyo Sul, and Sharon Squasonni), who will each present on specific topics regarding North Korea-Russia Relations, as well as a round table discussion and Q&A session following the speaker presentations. Join us either in person or virtually for this engaging discussion on Wednesday, December 13th from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. RSVP and learn more details about the event at

Korea Policy Forum: Linking the European and Asian Theaters? Strategic Implications of New North Korea-Russia Relations

11/27/2023

We are excited to announce the Premodern Korea Lecture Series with Dr. Graeme Reynolds. Dr. Reynolds will discuss the publication and circulation of two official court histories of Koryŏ compiled in early Chosŏn: the History of Koryŏ (Koryŏsa) and the Essentials of Koryŏ History (Koryŏsa chŏryo). Join us through Zoom on Nov 29th at 10 AM (EST)!

RSVP here: https://go.gwu.edu/graemereynolds

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 11/21/2023

Explore the nuanced dynamics of alliance politics in our latest report authored by distinguished experts from both South Korea and the United States. Delving into domestic politics, nuclear nonproliferation, and military strategy, the study sheds light on critical factors shaping the future of the US-ROK relationship for the next decade. Click the link in our bio to read the report or go directly to go.gwu.edu/usrokpartnership.

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 11/20/2023

GWIKS was thrilled to host a special screening of "Paradise" on Friday, November 17th. This short film revisits South Korea’s era of authoritarian development (1970s-1980s) through the lens of q***r livelihood. The screening was followed by a lecture on the background of the film from Dr. Todd A. Henry, the producer of the film, along with a Q&A session and discussion led by Dr. Henry and moderated by Dr. Jisoo M. Kim, Director of the GW Institute for Korean Studies. Thank you to everyone who participated both in-person and online, and we would like to especially thank Dr. Henry for his amazing lecture and informational Q&A session and discussion.

11/17/2023 | Paradise Film Screening 11/07/2023

The GW Institute for Korean Studies invites you to join us for a special screening of this important film. Prior to the screening of “Paradise”, Dr. Todd A. Henry, the producer of the film will give a lecture on the background of the film. The film will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion led by Dr. Henry and moderated by Dr. Jisoo M. Kim, Director of the GW Institute for Korean Studies.

Paradise revisits South Korea’s era of authoritarian development (1970s-1980s) through the lens of q***r livelihood. Despite the harsh realities of successive dictatorships, compulsory military service, and expectations of marriage and childbirth, six elderly gay men reveal how they converted second-run theaters and nearby bars into popular sites of erotic liberation, same-sex friendships, and romantic encounters. Using rare footage of Seoul’s only extant second-run movie house, visual archives, and historical animation, “Paradise” documents South Korea’s vibrant gay underground before the solidification of democracy and the introduction of the internet in the 1990s. Along the way, it follows the pain and joy of q***r citizens, whose stories appear for the first time in this empowering film of self-discovery and community building.

RSVP and more details at:

11/17/2023 | Paradise Film Screening at the Elliott School of International Affairs

Photos from The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies - GWIKS's post 11/06/2023

GWIKS and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management were proud to host the 5th Annual North Korea Economic Forum Conference on October 31st and November 1st. This year's conference was titled "The Correlation Between North Korea's Economic and Foreign Policy." Over the course of two days, speakers from a diverse array of academic disciplines and subject-matter specializations covered North Korea's science and technology policy, trademarks, cryptocurrency theft, and the semiconductor industry. The Keynote Conversation of the conference was held on November 1st with Sydney Seiler.

Thank you to all who participated, and we would like to especially thank all of our amazing speakers and moderators this year. If you missed the conference, we will be posting it soon on the GWIKS YouTube channel.

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college in Washington D.C.?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Location

Telephone

Address


1957 E Street NW, Suite 503
Washington D.C., DC
20052

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Other Colleges & Universities in Washington D.C. (show all)
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University
500 17th Street NW
Washington D.C., 20006

Visit us virtually! See events, talks and performances online at go.gwu.edu/atcorcoran.

UBIS University of Business Innovation and Sustainability UBIS University of Business Innovation and Sustainability
1401 H Street NW Suite 100
Washington D.C., 20005

One of the BEST Swiss private Business University which proposes BBA, MBA and DBA program online and

Georgetown University Georgetown University
3700 O Street NW
Washington D.C., 20057

Georgetown University is the oldest and largest Catholic and Jesuit university in America.

The Graduate School of Political Management The Graduate School of Political Management
805 21st Street NW
Washington D.C., 20052

www.gspm.gwu.edu; www.twitter.com/gspmgwu; http://politicalmanagementmasters.online.gwu.edu/; http://publicrelationsmasters.online.gwu.edu/

Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
P. O. Box 18126
Washington D.C., 20036

The Georgetown Club of Metro DC is the flagship club of the Georgetown University Alumni Association.

Upward Bound Upward Bound
1990 K Street NW
Washington D.C., 20006

This page is made only for recreational use and is not run by the Upward Bound Program.

Georgetown University Jewish Life Georgetown University Jewish Life
Georgetown University
Washington D.C., 20057

Georgetown Jewish Life --Because there is more way than one way to be GUish!

Semester in Washington Semester in Washington
Washington D.C.

A hands-on academic program for college students interested in politics. Take classes on applied pol

American University School of Professional & Extended Studies American University School of Professional & Extended Studies
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington D.C., 20016

The School of Professional & Extended Studies/SPExS

American University - Abroad at AU American University - Abroad at AU
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Sports Center Annex, Room 105
Washington D.C., 20016

Inviting the world to study in the Nation's capital!

American University Career Center American University Career Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW/5th Floor Butler Pavilion
Washington D.C., 20016

The AU Career Center teaches students and alumni to develop career goals, decision-making skills, and job search strategies to manage their professional and academic pursuits.

Georgetown Alumni Georgetown Alumni
3604 O Street NW
Washington D.C., 20007

Georgetown Alumni on Facebook is your first stop in reconnecting with your alma mater and classmates on Facebook.