History

Founded in 2005, the Korea Policy Institute (KPI) was created as a research and educational institute modeled as a joint academic/community partnership to provide educational resources and analyses of current events to U.S. policymakers, media, and the American public.

Conceived by Korean Americans who have so much at stake in the outcome of policies toward Korea, KPI draws upon the resources of academics, policy professionals and experts in the U.S. and Korea, along with the  knowledge and experience within Korean American communities in order to support the development of pragmatic, well-informed U.S. policies toward Korea.

Through its website, enewsletters, policy briefs, educational forums for the public and on Capitol Hill, and sponsorship of conferences, film screenings and public presentations, KPI has worked to increase awareness and understanding of Korean peninsular conditions and U.S policy in the region.

Read the Korea Policy Institute Policy Brief:
kpi_caseforapeacetreaty(Mar, 2009)

KPI has sponsored conferences and events on both coasts and in Washington DC, including :

ENDING THE KOREAN WAR Conference
May 10, 2013, Los Angeles, UCLA

Sponsored by KPI and the Center for Korean Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, United Methodist Women, Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation, Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea, National Campaign to End the Korean War, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, UCLA East Asian Library

See the conference schedule
Article summarizing the conference

 

UNENDING KOREAN WAR – Conference, Panels, Films, Art Exhibit
April 22-23, 2011 (art exhibit from April 7-May 13, 2011)
New York University, New York City

Cosponsored by KPI with New York University, Third World Newsreel, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development and with support from the New York Council on the Humanities

See the program, film listings and press coverage.

 

REUNIFICATION: Building Permanent Peace in Korea
October 10, 2008, UC Berkeley, CA

Sponsored by KPI and University of California at Berkeley

Conference summary

Presentation by Martin Hart-Landsberg at the conference: