Training & Exchanges
2020 Korea-United States Journalists Exchange 2020 Korea-United States Journalists Exchange
Sep 02, 2020 - Sep 09, 2020

Tough Decisions on the Korean Peninsula: Relations between North & South, US-ROK, and Neighbors

Due to the impacts and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, and our concerns for the safety of our participants and communities, the Korea Press Foundation (KPF) and the East-West Center (EWC) agreed to cancel the travel for the 2020 Korea-United States Journalists Exchange and instead, hosted two remote seminars – one for the American participants to meet with Korean experts and one for the Korean participants to meet with American experts.

The remote seminars focused on US-ROK alliance and North Korea. The American journalists met with distinguished Korean experts, Dr. MOON Chung-In, Special Adviser to President Moon Jae-in for Foreign Affairs and National Security; and Dr. KIM Joon Hyung, Chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy. They learned about President Moon’s actions and policies on inter-Korean relations; US-ROK relations; and other current issues.

The Korean journalists met with two distinguished US experts, Mr. Keith Luse, Executive Director of the National Committee on North Korea; and Mr. Harry Kazianis, Senior Director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest. They explored conflicts between North Korea and the United States; the recent North Korea’s destruction of the joint liaison office with South Korea; US-ROK relations; regional neighbors; and other current issues. All of these issues were discussed in light of the Covid pandemic’s impact on both domestic and international relations and economies.

These seminars were co-sponsored and co-organized by the East West Center and the Korea Press Foundation.


2020 KUSJE Fellows

Republic of Korea

Ms. Kim, Nan Yeong, Reporter, International News Desk, Newsis, Seoul
Ms. Kim, Young Joo, Reporter, Munhwa Ilbo (Daily), Seoul
Mr. Nam, Hyouk Sang, Director, Political News, The Kukmin Ilbo (Daily), Seoul
Ms. Cho, Hyo Jung, Deputy Editor, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Seoul
Mr. Jin, Jong In, Director, Political News, Gangwon Domin Ilbo (Daily), Seoul
Mr. Choi, Min Woo, Editor, JoongAng Ilbo (Daily), Seoul

United States

Ms. Lydia Emmanouilidou, Reporter, BBC/PRX/WGBH The World, Boston, MA
Ms. Katelyn Ferral, Reporter, The Capital Times, Madison, WI
Mr. William Hennigan, National Security Correspondent, TIME Magazine, Washington, DC
Ms. Kathleen Kingsbury, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, New York Times, New York, NY
Ms. Emily Lunz, Senior Writer, CNN International, Atlanta, GA
Ms. Brittany Tom, Field Producer, Dateline NBC/NBC News, New York, NY

Tough Decisions on the Korean Peninsula: Relations between North & South, US-ROK, and Neighbors

Due to the impacts and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, and our concerns for the safety of our participants and communities, the Korea Press Foundation (KPF) and the East-West Center (EWC) agreed to cancel the travel for the 2020 Korea-United States Journalists Exchange and instead, hosted two remote seminars – one for the American participants to meet with Korean experts and one for the Korean participants to meet with American experts.

The remote seminars focused on US-ROK alliance and North Korea. The American journalists met with distinguished Korean experts, Dr. MOON Chung-In, Special Adviser to President Moon Jae-in for Foreign Affairs and National Security; and Dr. KIM Joon Hyung, Chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy. They learned about President Moon’s actions and policies on inter-Korean relations; US-ROK relations; and other current issues.

The Korean journalists met with two distinguished US experts, Mr. Keith Luse, Executive Director of the National Committee on North Korea; and Mr. Harry Kazianis, Senior Director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest. They explored conflicts between North Korea and the United States; the recent North Korea’s destruction of the joint liaison office with South Korea; US-ROK relations; regional neighbors; and other current issues. All of these issues were discussed in light of the Covid pandemic’s impact on both domestic and international relations and economies.

These seminars were co-sponsored and co-organized by the East West Center and the Korea Press Foundation.


2020 KUSJE Fellows

Republic of Korea

Ms. Kim, Nan Yeong, Reporter, International News Desk, Newsis, Seoul
Ms. Kim, Young Joo, Reporter, Munhwa Ilbo (Daily), Seoul
Mr. Nam, Hyouk Sang, Director, Political News, The Kukmin Ilbo (Daily), Seoul
Ms. Cho, Hyo Jung, Deputy Editor, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Seoul
Mr. Jin, Jong In, Director, Political News, Gangwon Domin Ilbo (Daily), Seoul
Mr. Choi, Min Woo, Editor, JoongAng Ilbo (Daily), Seoul

United States

Ms. Lydia Emmanouilidou, Reporter, BBC/PRX/WGBH The World, Boston, MA
Ms. Katelyn Ferral, Reporter, The Capital Times, Madison, WI
Mr. William Hennigan, National Security Correspondent, TIME Magazine, Washington, DC
Ms. Kathleen Kingsbury, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, New York Times, New York, NY
Ms. Emily Lunz, Senior Writer, CNN International, Atlanta, GA
Ms. Brittany Tom, Field Producer, Dateline NBC/NBC News, New York, NY