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Gi-Wook Shin, PhD

Director, 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

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August 19th, 2014

Gi-Wook Shin: Value of foreign talent as social capital

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, KSP Op-ed: Nikkei Asian Review on August 19, 2014

In a recent article in Nikkei Asian Review, Gi-Wook Shin says, "To succeed in the global competition for talent, Japanese and South Korean corporations and governments must reorient their current policies and strategies to overcome cultural and social disadvantage in foreign talent recruitment." Adding, "They must appreciate potential value of foreign talent as social capital." Read more »



August 13th, 2014

Yong Suk Lee appointed SK Center Fellow at FSI

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, KSP News

Yong Suk Lee has been appointed SK Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He will join Shorenstein APARC's Korean Studies Program this fall. Read more »



August 6th, 2014

Training teachers as a springboard for cross-cultural awareness

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, KSP, SPICE News

Twenty-four U.S. secondary school teachers gathered at Stanford to learn about Korea's history, culture and society at the Hana-Stanford Conference, co-sponsored by FSI’s Shorenstein APARC and SPICE. The conference – in its third year – aims to make Korean studies accessible to all grade levels. Read more »



July 25th, 2014

Gi-Wook Shin: How can Northeast Asia resolve its history wars?

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, KSP News

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin says now is the time for Northeast Asia to address divided memories because ignoring them would be dangerous and a missed opportunity to learn from history. Read more »



June 25th, 2014

Fukushima: Japan’s political leadership helped save country from worst-case disaster, Stanford researcher says

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, Japan Studies Program News

Kenji Kushida, the Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies at FSI’s Shorenstein APARC, argues Japan’s political leadership under Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the Democratic Party of Japan was beneficial, giving direction at a critical time, and when the government lacked capacity and systems of emergency planning. Read more »




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'Seductive' China to strain Seoul's US ties
"I think South Korea is already stuck in this strategic dilemma," said Shin Gi-wook, director of the Walter H Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. He foresees that the challenge Seoul faces in the coming years will remain ...
May 11, 2011 in Asia Times Online