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Korea Masterclass

The Wilson Center Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass Series provides senior staffers the opportunity to go in-depth with our regional experts on a pressing foreign policy issue. This comprehensive course during a congressional recess provides a non-partisan environment for senior staffers to meet and network with fellow colleagues from across the aisle.  



Who Should Apply

The Wilson Center invites senior-level congressional staff to participate in the Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass (Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Directors, Senior Legislative Assistants, and Professional Committee Staff). If you have questions about this requirement, please feel free to contact us! Applicants should possess a strong understanding of the legislative process and have experience working with a foreign policy portfolio.

The Korea Masterclass will feature the world's leading experts on the Korean Peninsula and explore the United States' relationship with the Korean Peninsula along with key issues including nonproliferation, economic security, supply chain resilience, and technology.


  • June 6 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM EST | VIRTUAL
  • June 7 | 1:00 - 4:30PM EST (with reception following) | IN-PERSON (Rayburn House Office Building)

Topics Covered

  • North Korea and the US-ROK Alliance, Nonproliferation & Deterrence Strategies
  • Strategies for Reengaging and Rebuilding US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Relations
  • China and US-South Korea Relations
  • The US-Korea Alliance, Economic Security, IPEF, Trade & Supply Chain Resilience
  • US-Korea Alliance and Technology, Cybersecurity & Data Resilience
  • The US-Korea Alliance: “New Frontiers” & Beyond

Key Publications from the Korea Center:

Please direct any questions to Paige Rotunda (

Korea Masterclass Wilson Center Participants 2022
The 2022 Korea Masterclass learned from experts from the Wilson Center's Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy.