Great Decisions Topic: Korean Peninsula

Dr. Hye-Sung Kim was born in Korea and received part of her education there. She closely monitors and speaks on Korean issues. Since the Korean War, South Korea has become an economic powerhouse and a critical ally of the US in Northeast Asia and serves as an example of how nations can leverage their middle power status to have an outsize impact on the global agenda. After several unsuccessful leaders of South Korea, President Moon Jae-in has emerged as a effective leader in balancing the dynamics of a threating North Korea, with competing influences of the US and China in this struggle for dominance in the Northeast Asia. Dr. Kim will bring us an up to date look at this important region and its importance to the US.

On-Demand Streaming Video

On-Demand Streaming Audio

Click below to view presentation (PDF)

Dr. Hye-Sung Kim

Dr. Hye-Sung Kim was born in Korea and received part of her education there. She closely monitors and speaks on Korean issues. She will bring us an up to date look at this important region and talks its importance to the US.

Dr. Hye-Sung Kim is Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Winthrop University

EDUCATION:
Ph. D-University of Rochester
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy-Tufts University
MA in Economics-Seoul University

BA in Economics-University of Calgary

PRIOR TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Northern Illinois University
Dominican University
University of Rochester