A platform for interdisciplinary Korea research

The Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN) aims to bring together scholars whose research focuses on Korea-related topics and to provide mentoring to the younger generation of scholars. It serves as a platform to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research among scholars and graduate students at the University of Iowa and institutions of higher education in the Midwest through seminars, speaker series and workshops.

Paper lanterns in Seoul

Upcoming Event


The Pork Belly Fallacy


Dr. Robert Ku


October 5th, 3:30 p.m-5:00 p.m CT

Past Events

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In Solidarity with Asians and Pacific Islanders in America

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm
IN SOLIDARITY WITH ASIANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN AMERICA APRIL 28, 2021 | 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. CST Presented by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Dentistry: International Affairs and Programs Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the Office for DEI, and Tippie College of Business Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are on the rise. Current reports of harassment and challenges experienced by AAPI…
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Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
All across Asia, the arrival of Spring is celebrated. For the Chinese, Koreans, and various Southeast Asian communities, it is marked with the beginning of the New Year on the lunar calendar. This year, join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Programs as they host a joint Chinese-Korean-Japanese-Southeast Asian “Lunar New Year Celebration” webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time). The webinar hopes to bring together all past and…