Addressing Continuity in South Korean Foreign Policy

Date & Time: 
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Addressing Continuity in

South Korean Foreign Policy


Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

KEI Conference Facility 
1800 K St NW | Suite 1010


The upcoming presidential election in Korea on May 9th will place many key issues under the microscope. One meriting serious consideration that has featured less prominently in the political discourse is continuity in foreign policy. Korean policy-making processes empower each president to make their own mark on Korea’s foreign outreach, and simultaneously make it difficult to maintain initiatives from the previous administration. Constitutional reform is one of several changes that could help lessen the impact of leadership transitions on international priorities.

KEI invites you to join us and Dr. Jeffrey Robertson for a discussion on why Korean foreign policy continuity should be strengthened and potential avenues for reform.



Jeffrey Robertson
Visiting Fellow
Australia National University
Assistant Professor
Yonsei University

Moderated by:

Kyle Ferrier
Director of Academic Affairs and Research
Korea Economic Institute of America