North and South Korea: Pride, prejudice, and unification challenges

“We have a deficit of knowledge about the Koreas” in both the academy and public discourse, says Kathy Moon, the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and a senior fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings. In this podcast, Moon, who is also a political science professor at Wellesley College, describes her own journey to becoming a scholar with a focus on Asia and the Koreas; talks about what she observed during her trip to North Korea; explains the sources of North Koreans’ national pride; and offers her thoughts on the very serious challenges for Korean reunification.



Also in the podcast, a discussion between John Hudak of Governance Studies and Michael O’Hanlon in Foreign Policy about President Obama’s request to Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIS.


Show Notes:


– Shared Challenges and Cooperation for Korea, China and the U.S.

– Protesting America: Democracy and the U.S.-Korea Alliance

– Ethnicity and U.S. Foreign Policy: Korean Americans

Sandalwood Death, by Mo Yan

The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson


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