Established in 2006 by the Korea Foundation

THE KOREA FOUNDATION's fundamental mission is to promote a better understanding of Korea in the international community and to foster global friendship by conducting various exchange activities between the Republic of Korea and countries around the world. The Korea Foundation funded this term professorship in conjunction with the establishment of the U.S.-Korea Institute, a research center that supports courses, fellowships, research, and academic enterprises in Korean Studies at SAIS. (Pictured is Kim Woosang, president of the Korea Foundation.)


J. J. SUH, the inaugural Korea Foundation Visiting Professor of Korean Studies, began teaching at SAIS in the Fall of 2007. Dr. Suh's research interests include military alliances, regionalization, U.S. security policy, weapons of mass destruction, Asian security, and Korea. He studied at Seoul National University and at the University of Chicago, where he received his BA degree in physics. Dr. Suh subsequently received his MA and his PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2000, he has been assistant professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. He is the author of many articles and of a forthcoming book on the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance.