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Wilson Center Announces New Center for Korean History and Public Policy

The Woodrow Wilson Center announces the establishment of a new Hyundai Motor–Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy. The Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy will provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and framing the public policy debate on the Korean Peninsula in the United States and beyond.

Wilson Center Announces New Center for Korean History and Public Policy

WASHINGTON -- The Woodrow Wilson Center announces the establishment of a new Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy. The Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy will provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and frame the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond. The Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy is part of the History and Public Policy Program (HAPP) directed by Dr. Christian Ostermann.

“Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy will serve as a resource rooted in history, informed by scholarship, and in touch with policy”, said James F. Person, Coordinator of the Korea Center. “The Hyundai Motor Company-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy creates a platform for history in policy discussions, where, analysts can inform and provide deeper context for policy decisions.”

The Center for Korean History and Public Policy has been generously supported by the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation.

The Wilson Center provides a strictly nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. By conducting relevant and timely research and promoting dialogue from all perspectives, it works to address the critical current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world.

The Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program focuses on the relationship between history and policy making and seeks to foster open, informed and non-partisan dialogue on historically relevant issues. It manages the award-winning Digital Archive (www.DigitalArchive.org), which contains thousands of documents from international archives on international history since 1945. 

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