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[Cancelled] Putting Korea-Japan Relations Back on Track
- Peter Beck (Korea Representative of the Asia Foundation, and an ICAS Adjunct Fellow)
This event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have reached a low point. Seemingly unresolvable disputes surrounding Japan’s occupation of Korea (1910-1945) cast a dark shadow over bilateral ties. Fortunately, the Korean and Japanese public’s attitudes about one another remain positive. At the same time, cooperating on a host of security and economic issues remains vital. Beck will outline strategies for improving bilateral ties.
Korea Representative of the Asia Foundation, and an ICAS Adjunct Fellow
Peter Beck is the Korea Representative of the Asia Foundation and an ICAS Adjunct Fellow. Peter Beck joined The Asia Foundation in January, 2012. He is a seasoned Korea specialist and former Asia Foundation Haas intern. Prior to joining the Foundation, Beck was the Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow at Keio University in Tokyo, and the Pantech Research Fellow at Stanford University. Previously, he was the Northeast Asia Director for the International Crisis Group in Seoul (2004-2007) and Director of Research at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington, DC (1997-2004). He has also served as a member of the Ministry of Unification’s Policy Advisory Committee (2005 – 2007).
Beck has published numerous articles, including in such journals as Asian Survey and Foreign Affairs as well as the Bangkok Post, Japan Times and Wall Street Journal. He has served as a columnist for the Korea Herald, Weekly Chosun and Daily Dong-a.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and conducted his graduate studies in Comparative Public Policy and International Relations at the University of California at San Diego’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Beck studied Korean at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and Hanguk University of Foreign Studies.