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Korea Economic Institute presents:

South Korea’s Progressive Foreign Policy Outlook: A Conversation with S. Nathan Park

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Event Date

February 23rd 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Event Location

Livestreamed on YouTube


Yong Kwon

S. Nathan Park
Non-Resident Fellow
Sejong Institute
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Since democratization in 1987, South Korea’s progressive parties have produced less than half of the presidents elected to office. During their brief tenures, however, these administrations have deployed troops to Iraq, negotiated the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and overseen the expansion of the country’s defense budget and capabilities. Despite this record, South Korea’s progressive foreign policy posture has sometimes been caricatured as “anti-American.” With another presidential election around the corner, a deeper understanding of South Korean progressive views of their country’s foreign policy interests will help U.S. policymakers and observers better understand the discourse in Seoul.

Please join Sejong Institute Non-Resident Fellow S. Nathan Park for a discussion of the foreign policy outlook of South Korea’s progressives and the broader topic of the relationship between internal politics and external relations in East Asia. The conversation will be livestreamed on YouTube.