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Republic of Korea Government Ministries and Agencies
Click here to get a substantial list of links to the websites of all the major Korean government ministries and agencies. If a link to a particular government ministry or agency does not work, search online for the ministry or agency in question to access their website. Note: some websites may only be in Korean while others may have English language options.
Foundations and Nonprofit Organizations
The Korea Foundation
A nonprofit which supports a wide variety of research and international academic exchanges. The site is available in both English and Korean.
The Korea Society
A private nonprofit dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.
National Research Foundation of Korea
The organization seeks to optimize and advance the national basic research funding system that encompasses all academic research fields. Available in both English and Korean.
Sejong Society of Washington, D.C.
This organization seeks to prepare the next generation of American specialists on Korean affairs to think critically about U.S. foreign policy towards North and South Korea. The Sejong Society also aims to educate future specialists on the history, culture, and society of Korea.
The following resources are about the Korean diaspora in North and South America.
Korean American Librarians & Information Professionals Association
An organization for Korean American librarians and information professionals in the United States.
dmoz Korean-American Societies
A list of links to Korean-American society sites.
Korean Resource Center (민족학교)
An organization dedicated to empowering Korean American, low-income immigrant and people of color communities through social services, education, culture, advocacy, and grassroots organizing. Also available in Korean.
National Korean American Services & Education Consortium
A grassroots movement to provide a national progressive voice on major civil rights and immigrant rights issues and promoting the full participation of Korean Americans with the greater goal of building a national movement for social change.
The Society of Korean-American Scholars
A private, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to engender intellectual exchanges in the global Korean community with a view to enlightening and empowering individual members of the community.
Korean American Historical Society
A nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, and transmitting the heritage and achievements of Koreans living in the United States and abroad.
Korean Research Institutes and Think Tanks: A Select List
The following resources are freely available online. In Korean. Some may have English language options.
Research Institutes and Think Tanks Outside of Korea
Korea-related think tanks outside of Korea:
The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM)
An organization that encourages the development of trade and commerce between Korea and the United States.
Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies
The Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) conducts research, analysis, and exchange to enhance policy development and understanding on the pressing political, security, and economic issues facing Northeast Asia and the United States in the region.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The webpage on North Korea’s nuclear program where Carnegie experts assess its risk and discuss the policy options available as the global community attempts to gain a fuller understanding of the program.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Located in Washington, DC CSIS provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations is an American, nonpartisan, foreign policy think tank. The link is for Asia and Pacific region subheading.
East Rock Institute
A nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to the enhancement and deepening of cultural understanding between Eastern and Western societies through innovative approaches to research and teaching.
Korea Economic Institute (KEI)
A non-profit educational organization focused on Korean economics and U.S.-Korea relations based in Washington, DC.
Korea International Trade Association
The organization represents the interests of Korea's international traders, is Korea's largest business association, and continues to support Korea's business community through research, training, and networking of Korean enterprises with the global trade community. Available in both English and Korean.
Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
A public policy think-tank and community resource addressing critical security and sustainability issues such as the United States nuclear policy in Korea and the effect of the U.S.-China relationship on environmental insecurity.