- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

New Korea Project Advances Research and Analysis of Korean Peninsula Affairs

| Fall/Winter 2018-2019

The Belfer Center officially launched the Korea Project in September 2018. The Korea Project is committed to advancing research and analysis, policy engagement, and mentorship of next-generation specialists at Harvard. Building on the work of the late Ambassador Stephen Bosworth - Senior Fellow and former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy - the Korea Project continues to deepen the connection between practitioner and research communities focused on Korean Peninsula affairs. Gary Samore, the Belfer Center's former Executive Director for Research and Korea Project Director John Park led recent efforts to successfully expand Korea initiatives.

With the support of the SBS Foundation and the Korea Foundation, the Korea Project conducts major research initiatives, including Track 1.5 policy dialogues, and convenes the Korea Working Group Speaker Series that brings senior practitioners to the Belfer Center. Recent speakers include former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, former South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoon Young-kwan, current South Korean First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-nam, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill, and Samore, a former White House WMD Coordinator.

In early 2019, Korea Project will convene the inaugural Harvard Korean Security Summit, which will bring together senior South Korean and U.S. policymakers, as well as leading researchers and next generation scholars.

Eric Rosenbach is the project's Principal Investigator and William Tobey and Samore co-chair its senior study group on Korean security. Dong-hyeon Kim coordinates the project. 

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"Winning Partnership Works to Prevent City Flooding." Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (Fall/Winter 2018-2019).


Gary Samore

Eric Rosenbach