The Korea Forum was first established in 2002 to support and promote Korean studies at Duke and to enhance Korean visiting scholars' research endeavor and contributions. Duke University is the only academic institution in the south-east of the U.S. that offers Korean classes and is moving towards establishing a vibrant Korean studies program. The Korea Forum organizes invited speaker series, conferences, open forums and Korean film showings to introduce Duke students and faculty to current developments and issues in Korean studies.


Dr. Emerson Niou

Professor, Political Science
Office Location: 406 Perkins Library 
Office Phone: (919) 660-4307
Office Fax: (919) 660-4330
Email Address: 
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Dr. Hae-Young Kim

Professor of the Practice, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 
Office Location: 205 Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Rd 
Office Phone: (919) 660-4364 
Office Fax: (919) 681-7871 
Email Address:


Dr. Nayoung Aimee Kwon

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Arts of the Moving Image, Women's Studies
Office Location: 209 John Hope Franklin Center
Office Phone:(919) 684 - 4086
Office Fax: (919) 681 - 7871
Email Address:


Dr. Cheehyung Kim

ACLS New Faculty Fellow
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies/ History 
Office Location: 225 John Hope Franklin Center 
Office Phone: (919) 613-8372 
Office Fax: (919) 681-7871 
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Dr. Hwansoo Kim

Assistant Professor of Korean Buddhism and Culture 
Office Location: 120 Gray Building  
Office Phone: (919) 660-3579 
Office Fax: (919) 660-3530
Email Address:


We welcome donations to sponsor Korea Forum activities. For more information contact Professor Emerson Niou.