The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Foundation, Seoul, to establish a Korea Foundation Junior Scholars Program. The program will provide Korean students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program the opportunity to spend between three to six months at the Center conducting advanced research on an important public policy issue or a topic in international history.
The MOU was signed by Michael H. Van Dusen, Acting President of the Wilson Center, and Byung-Kook Kim, President of the Korea Foundation.
The Korea Foundation Junior Scholars Program will be administered by the Center's History and Public Policy Program (HAPP), directed by Christian F. Ostermann.
"The Center offers a unique set of resources on important public policy issues that affect both Korea and the United States," said Ostermann. "This will be a tremendous opportunity for the next generation of Korean scholars to access the tens-of-thousands of pages of declassified archival documents in our collections."
The Korea Foundation was established in 1991 by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea with the aim to of enhancing the image of Korea in the world and promoting academic and cultural exchange programs.