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2015 KF Global Challengers Interviews

KF Think Tank Internship
As a staff member of the Korea Chair of CSIS, which is headed by Dr. Victor Cha, I focus on my own research while also contributing to certain publications. I do research on two subjects: North Korea’s nuclear program and trends of the North Korean media’s coverage of North Korea-China relations. I also update the sections concerning North Korea, inter-Korean relations, and defense issues for Policy Issue Briefs, the institute’s weekly publication. With renowned figures and researchers from other institutes often visiting the CSIS, I’m frequently exposed to meaningful discussions on international policy. The institute also offers seminars and lectures that are open to staff.
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Jeong Chan-il
KF Think Tank Internship
You can easily get by in Sweden speaking only English. The atmosphere at the institute here is different from anything that I’ve experienced in Korea. As there are plenty of individual spaces; the likelihood of an entire team working in one room is quite low. The atmosphere of weekly meetings isn’t rigid and they aren’t strict about when workers go home. I scan and organize files, do translation work, analyze data, and write analytical reports for the department that conducts research on military arms and defense expenditures. I recently collected financial data for firms involved with the arms industry and composed a paper for the SIPRI Yearbook. Although there’s plenty of time to conduct your own research, it’s difficult to find a regular mentor, so you have to be self-motivated.
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • Seo Hye-rin
KF Museum Internship
The year 2015 marked the centennial of the Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, familiarly known as “the Met.” The Met hosted a number of celebratory exhibitions, including Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met, which will continue through March 2016. Working for the Korea Gallery, I help to rotate the works on display as well as compile and edit the list of rotated works. Last year, the Mary Griggs Burke Collection made a massive donation of Japanese and Korean art to the Met and Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). I was highly interested in the whole collection, so I traveled to Minnesota in late October to view the works displayed at MIA.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Yun Min-yong
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