Gi-Wook Shin, PhDDirector, Shorenstein APARC; Director, Korean Studies Program; Tong Yang, Korea Foundation, and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies; Professor of Sociology; and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin and associate director for research Daniel C. Sneider argue the United States needs to tackle the wartime history issue as U.S. president Barack Obama heads to the Asia-Pacific. The full article is featured in Foreign Affairs. Read more »
Nationalism clouds WWII memories in Asia, says Stanford scholarShorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford News
In a new co-edited volume, Gi-Wook Shin and Daniel Sneider of FSI’s Shorenstein APARC and Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington compare the historical legacy of the Second World War in the Asian and European theaters. They provide unique, timely insight on the lasting influence of that wartime period, exploring the depth of its effects on contemporary attitudes and geopolitics.
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Shorenstein APARC, KSP News
South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye generated public attention through a recent statement that emphasized the benefits of Korean unification, saying it would bring a “bonanza” to the region and its partners. Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin suggests “serious debate” and a “creative and feasible unification strategy” are necessary to move forward with that national goal. Read more »
KSP Op-ed: Korea Focus, February 2014; Dong-A Ilbo, December 2013
"The INSEAD's Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranked Korea 66th in the degree of openness to minorities and immigrants. Korea needs a government policy to attract high-quality human capital," says Gi-Wook Shin. Read more »
Evolution of democracy in South Korea, TaiwanKSP News
In a new book, Gi-Wook Shin and Larry Diamond analyze the challenges and opportunities confronting the maturing democracies in South Korea and Taiwan. Much depends on the political leadership in those two countries rising above narrow interests to craft thoughtful and realistic public policies.