On July 8, 2020, the Academy of Korean Studies announced that the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa was selected the recipient of the grant, 2020 Strategic Research Institute Program for Korean Studies. The Center will receive a total of one billion Korean Won (approximately $820,000) for next 10 years.
The grant was newly created by AKS this year, and the Center was selected with a proposal titled “Sustainable Values for Korean Studies in the Americas: Korean Diaspora and the Prospects for Peace, Prosperity, and Unity of the Korean Peninsula.”
The Management Committee that consists of Profs. Tae-Ung Baik (Program Director, law), Sang-Hyop Lee (economics), Young-a Park (Asian studies), Seunghye Hong (social work), and Cheehyung Harrison Kim (history) will lead the projects in cooperation with the CKS members and other partners commencing on August 1, 2020.