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Dongwoo Kim

J.D. candidate
University of Toronto
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Dongwoo Kim is a J.D. candidate and Massey College Junior Fellow at the University of Toronto. Prior to attending law school, he led research on technology governance at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada as the manager of the Digital Asia program. Dongwoo holds degrees from University of Alberta (BA Honours), University of British Columbia (MA), and Peking University (MA), where he was a Yenching Scholar.

This paper proposes a framework for conceptualizing middle powerism in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, using South Korea as an example. The paper argues that the systemic transformation…

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Region: Asia

October 19, 2021

In December 2021, Yoon Suk-yeol’s campaign released a short candidate clip. Looking and sounding just like the candidate, the ‘man’ in the video says, “hello, it’s ‘AI Yoon Suk-yeol,’ are you surprised at how much I look like [him]?”  Since then, the campaign would go on to release short clips of the candidate responding to…

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Region: Asia

March 16, 2022

The campaign for the March presidential election has been marred with partisan attacks and personal scandals that are reflective of the deeply seated fissures in Korea that mirror the emergence of bipolar "mega identities" in the U.S., especially as a backlash to the alleged successes or failures of the progressive Moon Jae-in administration. But in…

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Region: Asia

January 27, 2022

On August 31, 2021, South Korea’s National Assembly approved the amendments to the Telecommunications Business Act (전기통신사업법), which essentially imposes new restrictions and mechanisms of greater regulatory scrutiny over the operators of app markets (e.g., Apple’s ‘AppStore’ or Google’s ‘Play Store’). Hailed as the first successfully implemented measure against the giants operating global app markets,…

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Region: Asia

September 16, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion with three emerging experts on how South Korea can adopt a principled middle power agenda.

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October 7, 2021