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Co-sponsored by the GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center
The People Power Party candidate, former Prosecutor General Yoon Suk-yeol, was narrowly elected as South Korea’s next president on March 9, 2022. President-elect Yoon will take office on May 10, 2022. In anticipation of the start of a new administration, The GW Institute for Korean Studies has invited four renowned journalists (two each from South Korea and the United States) to discuss the domestic reactions to the results of the Korean presidential election and the expectations and concerns about U.S.-Korea relations under the new Yoon administration.
Due to the change in ruling parties, it’s likely that the new Yoon administration’s approach to foreign policy will differ greatly from that of the incumbent Moon administration. Some have speculated that this new administration could pursue a renewed push for closer relations with the U.S. Others have also suggested that the new administration will take a more hardline stance on North Korea compared to the Moon administration's more conciliatory approach. Given the narrow margin of victory in the election, domestic reactions to any major policy changes are certain to spark a lively debate among a divided Korean public. We invite you to join us to hear our invited journalists’ unique perspectives on these issues and more as we analyze the impact of Yoon’s election victory.
This event will be recorded and open to the public.