CSPS-Korea Holds Global Round Table at the National Assembly Featuring Schar School Expert

The US Midterm Election and the Future of Democracy

Round Table

Mason Korea’s Center for Security Policy Studies-Korea (CSPS-Korea) co-hosted a Global Round Table with the National Assembly Futures Institute (NAFI) on "The US Midterm Election and the Future of Democracy" at the ROK National Assembly.

Dr. Justin Gest, associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, presented on the current political trend in the US and various factors that can impact the US midterm election, including significant demographic change and sustainability issues. Dr. Gest has published numerous articles in academic journals and news publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and CNN. 

"I was delighted to take this opportunity to present the results of my research on US political issues and demographic change," said Dr. Gest. "It was great to hear from Korean policy experts on their views of US politics and to discuss the potential impact of the US midterm election results in Korea,” he added.

CSPS Round table

Following the presentation, expert panelists including Dr. Jungkun Seo (Kyung Hee University), Dr. Shang E. Ha (Sogang University), and Hyeon-Seok Park (Head of the Governance Group of NAFI) discussed US politics from a Korean lens. Dr. Soyoung Kwon, Director of CSPS-Korea, moderated the panel discussion. Hyeon Kon Kim, Director of NAFI, also gave opening remarks. 

"I am delighted that the National Assembly Futures Institute and Mason Korea co-hosted this Global Round Table. It was a very meaningful time for policy experts from Korea and the United States to come together and engage in discussion," said Dr. Kwon, Director of CSPS-Korea. "Mason Korea will continue to make efforts to actively hold discussions on important international issues in the future," she added.

Five CSPS-Korea student fellows also participated in the Global Round Table. 

Round Table

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