Academic Outreach


Every year, KEI sponsors 16-20 university programs related to Korea and Northeast Asia at universities across America. Programs come in many forms, but usually feature between two to four Washington DC-based experts from government or think tank communities to lecture on timely policy issues and engage the campus community.

KEI will work with universities to design a program that focuses on topics of interest to your campus, such as South Korea, North Korea, nuclear security, China, economic relations, Japan, trade, human security, military alliances, and more.

And the best part?

These amazing opportunities are sponsored by KEI with the support of the Korea Foundation and at little or no cost to host universities.

What KEI can bring to your campus:

  • Mini-conferences
  • Panel Presentations
  • Guest Lectures
  • Career Panels
  • Negotiation Simulations
  • Any combination listed above!

Six PartySpotlight on KEI's Six Party Talks Simulation:

Getting to Normal: A Six Party Talks Simulation turns students into lead negotiators for one of the six countries involved in the stalled North Korea nuclear negotiations (i.e., United States, Russia, South Korea, North Korea, China, and Japan).  As government representatives, students are tasked to reach a comprehensive agreement for North Korea's denuclearization.  With private information, resources, and their own initiative, student negotiators are out to win the best outcome for their respective governments.  Participants will learn about the issues involved in the Six Party Talks, nuclear diplomacy, and the difficulties of international negotiation, while having a great time through experiential learning.  And best of all, no prior knowledge is necessary to take part in the program.  The simulation is appropriate for college classrooms, policy grad schools, MBA programs, and negotiation classes.

Descriptions of KEI's Complete Program Offerings:

KEI works closely with university hosts to customize an interesting, informative and engaging program for the school. A typical KEI visit to a university includes a combination of the following events:


Single-panel presentations consisting of 3-4 experts speaking on a topic of interest to your student and professor audience for a program ranging from 1.5-3 hours. Recent panel titles included, "Korea: A Power in the New Global Order," "North Korea's Economy and U.S. Policy Toward Northeast Asia," "Korea and Northeast Asia," - "SOS North Korea: Confronting the Human and Nuclear Security Challenges of Kim Jong Il's DPRK," "Fallout Northeast Asia: How Financial and Nuclear Crises Affect U.S. Policy," and "Nuclear Neighbors: Comparing the Foreign Policies of the Six Parties".


This program usually consists of a half-day conference divided into two panels and a meal, usually a luncheon or a dinner.


Are you teaching something related to Northeast Asia but wish you had more resources to engage your students? KEI is happy to schedule classroom talks with policy experts to allow students maximum interaction on specific course topics.


Are your students preparing for careers or graduate school in an Asia related international field? Let KEI and guest panelists offer tips in applying for jobs and school, networking and breaking into the field of international relations—specifically related to northeast Asia and Korea.


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KEI welcomes its university partner's suggestions and is happy to craft the appropriate program for your campus to attract a wide audience.

What about the costs?

In exchange for venue reservations and a commitment by the university partner to deliver a minimum of 100 participants in any combination of the above programs over 1-2 days, KEI is happy to sponsor travel, meals, and lodging for out-of-town speakers, as well as other negotiated costs such as receptions, etc.

Contact Kyle Ferrier ( today to find out how you can schedule a KEI program on your campus!