Every year, KEI sponsors over 20 university programs related to Korea and Northeast Asia at universities across America, in our Washington, DC office, and in the virtual classroom. Programs come in many forms, but usually feature Washington DC-based experts from government or think tanks lecturing on timely policy issues and engaging with the campus community. KEI is excited to work with universities and their local communities to enhance the interest in Korea and assist those who wish to learn more.
KEI will work with universities to design a program that focuses on topics of interest to your academic community on political, security, and economic issues related to South Korea, North Korea, nuclear security, China, Japan, trade, human security, military alliances, and more. In addition to panel discussions or lectures, KEI can coordinate career talks for students interested in working in Washington, DC or the international relations field.
KEI also leads North Korea multilateral negotiations simulations that turn individuals into lead negotiators for one of the six countries involved in the North Korea nuclear negotiations (i.e., United States, Russia, South Korea, North Korea, China, and Japan). As government representatives, they are tasked to reach a comprehensive agreement for North Korea’s denuclearization. With private information, resources, and their own wit, negotiators are out to win the best outcome for their respective governments. Participants will learn about the issues involved in resolving the North Korea security issue and the difficulties of international negotiations, 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.
KEI’s programs have brought in audiences of over 100 students, faculty, and community members, and have aided universities in their development of Korea-related departments and programs. These events give students and faculty direct access to the experts and policymakers who are making many of the decisions affecting the U.S.-Korea relationship and U.S.-Asia policy.