Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professorship of Korean Studies

A testament to its unique links with Korea, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy was pleased to announce the establishment of a new chair dedicated to Korean Studies and founded by the Kim Koo Foundation and the Korea Foundation. In celebration of this occasion, a delegation from Fletcher traveled to Seoul to thank the donors and attend the inaugural lecture by the new holder of the chair, Professor Sung-Yoon Lee (F94, F98).

Sung-Yoon Lee is an internationally recognized commentator on Korean affairs and teaches a highly popular course on North Korea at Fletcher—a rare offering among graduate schools of international affairs in the United States. His efforts have helped establish The Fletcher School as a hub for students pursuing Korean studies, with the institution even offering scholarships for students interested in the subject.