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Mar 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Crisis of South Korean Politics and Prospects for Foreign Policy


South Korea is mired in Park Geun Hye’s impeachment and as a result the 2017 presidential race has begun. Meanwhile, South Korea’s foreign policy is in disarray. The Trump Shock has produced an uncertain future for the ROK-U.S. alliance, while inter-Korean relations have hit rock bottom. China-South Korean relations have also soured over the issue of deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

Against this backdrop, this symposium will look into Park’s impeachment process, prospects for the presidential election, and the impacts on South Korea’s foreign policy and inter-Korean relations.


This event is hosted by the Korea-Pacific Program at GPS and the Pacific Century Institute. Co-sponsors include: East Asia Foundation, Kommon Society and Mannam.

Event Website

Date and Time

Mar 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm


Malamud Conference Room, Institute of the Americas

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Mar 14, 2017. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free to attend, but registration is required.


Lisa Lee    858-534-2657


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

GPS Korea-Pacific Program

Event Category

Talks and Lectures