Projects and Partnerships
The Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia Law School is carrying out two major initiatives.
Together with the Korea Institute on Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), the Center is engaged in a project aimed at developing a balanced vision for resolving both longstanding and current territorial disputes under the Law of the Sea. Read more about the project.
On September 8, 2016, the Center and KIOST held an all-day conference to discuss international dispute resolution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). See photos of the event.
With the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), the Center is undertaking a project to establish a permanent public policy institute in the United States whose mission will be to advance inter-Korean cooperation and peaceful reunification through the application of contemporary law and global governance perspectives. Read more about the project.
On September 21, 2016 the Center and KINU held an all-day conference exploring the complex issues surrounding South Korea-North Korea unification, with an emphasis on denuclearization, cooperationand reconciliation. See photos of the conference.
The Columbia-KINU Speaker Series on Inter-Korean Law and Policy hosted three speakers during the fall of 2015.
October 23, 2015: Dr. Michael Hay, principal of Hay, Kalb and Associates, “Foreign Investment and International Arbitration in the DPRK.”
November 23, 2015: Dr. Stephen Yoon, professor at Kim Il Sung University Pyongyang Medical College and co-director of a spine research center at Pyongyang Medical College, “Implementing Healthcare for Children in North Korea: Cerebral Palsy Treatment in the DPRK.”
December 2, 2015: Dr. Chang-Seok Yang, auditor, Kaesong Industrial Park, “Engaging North Korea through Economic Incentives: The Kaesong Industrial Park.”
Read a summary of the conference. Learn more about the speakers and see photos of the lectures.