2018-2019 U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program

CSIS Office of the Korea Chair and the USC Korean Studies Institute announce eleven NextGen Scholars for 2018-19.  These scholars were selected in a national competition. The scholars all displayed exemplary scholarship in wide-ranging disciplines, from political science, communication, Korean history, international relations, and education, to networking and security.

The purpose of the U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program is to help emerging scholars with an interest in Korean studies to develop public policy skills as they are called upon to provide commentary and expertise on issues related to Korea.  The Scholars will participate as a group in three sets of programs: 1) Washington, D.C. for briefings with policymakers in the U.S. government; 2) Los Angeles for academic mentoring and media training; 3) Seoul for briefings with policymakers and exposure to media and opinion leaders.

The program is led by Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Advisor and Korea Chair at CSIS and D.S. Song-KF Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University, and Dr. David Kang, Maria Crutcher Professor of International Relations and Director of the Korea Studies Institute at the University of Southern California. Members of the NextGen Senior Advisory Board include Dr. Sue Mi Terry of CSIS and a distinguished group of Americans and Koreans with vast experience in academia, government, and the private sector

The 2018-2019 NextGen Scholars are:
1.   Joan Cho, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
2.  Aram Hur, Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University
3.   Katrin Katz, Ph.D. in political science, Northwestern University
4.   Hanmee Na Kim, Assistant Professor of History, Wheaton College
5.  Stephanie Kim, Assistant Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of Global Higher Education and Higher Education Administration, Georgetown University
6.   Jiyoung Ko, Assistant Professor of Politics, Bates College
7.   Tom Le, Assistant Professor of Politics, Pomona College
8.   Will Scott, Lecturer, University of Michigan
9.   Meredith Shaw, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
10. YoungJu Shin, Assistant Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University
11.   Benjamin Young, Ph.D. in East Asian history, George Washington University

The U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program is a unique two-year program (non-resident) that provides opportunities for mid-career Korea specialists to discuss issues of importance to U.S.-Korea relations with policymakers, government officials, and opinion leaders in Korea and the United States, learn how to effectively engage with the media, participate in the policymaking process, gain experience as public intellectuals helping to bridge the scholarly and policy communities, and address issues of importance to the U.S.-Korea relationship.
The U.S. – Korea NextGen Scholars Program is an initiative by CSIS Korea Chair and USC Korean Studies Institute with support from The Korea Foundation to mentor the next generation of Korea specialists in the United States.

News articles in Korean:

  1. “CSIS-USC, 차세대학자 프로그램 대상자 선발.” [CSIS-USC, Participants Chosen for the NextGen Program] http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2018/06/26/0200000000AKR20180626020400071.HTML?input=1195m
  2. “CSIS-USC, 차세대 학자 프로그램 대상자 선발.” [CSIS-USC, Participants Chosen for the NextGen Program] http://ytnradio.us/frm/news-article-read.asp?seq=93106.9999
  3. “한국학 연구 차세대 학자, USC 한국학연, 11명 선정.” [NextGen Korea Scholars, USC Korean Studies Institute, 11 Participants Chosen] http://sf.koreatimes.com/article/20180625/1187095
  4. “CSIS-USC, 차세대 학자 프로그램 대상자 선발.” [CSIS-USC, Participants Chosen for the NextGen Program] http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?page=1&branch=&source=&category=world&art_id=6321874
  5. “CSIS-USC, 차세대 학자 프로그램 대상자 선발.” [CSIS-USC, Participants Chosen for the NextGen Program] http://www.wowtv.co.kr/NewsCenter/News/Read?articleId=AKR20180626020400071&t=RS