New Issue of KAS Korea Journal

CSR in Korea: State and Perspectives

A new issue of the KAS Journal on Contemporary Korean Affairs was published in the beginning of March 2015. This time five authors from civil society and the academia focus on "Corporate Social Responsibility in Korea: State and Perspectives" from different angles. The subject of CSR has been on the KAS agenda in Korea since 2006. This publication is also available for Download. more…

Die Präsidentin der Republik Korea, Park Geun-hye (3.v.r) mit Teilen der deutschen Delegation anlässlich des Welt-Jahrestreffens 2014 der International Democrat Union (IDU) am 21. November 2014 in Seoul. Dabei auch: Dr. Norbert Eschborn (2.v.r.), Leiter des KAS-Auslandsbüros Korea

International Party Conference

IDU Party Leaders Meeting 2014 in Seoul: KAS meets Head of State

On the occasion of the 2014 Party Leaders Meeting of the International Democrat Union (IDU), South Korea's President Park Geun-hye (third from right) received members of the German delegation, consisting of representatives of the Christian Democrat and the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU). In this context, also Dr. Norbert Eschborn (second from right), Head of the KAS Korea office, met with the President.

Dr. Klaus Schüler in Korea

CDU Chief Campaign Strategist in Korea

Dr. Klaus Schüler promotes Political Communication

On invitation of KAS, Dr. Klaus Schuler (second right), Chief Campaign Strategist of Germany's governing Christian Democratic Union, visited Korea in September. He was keynote speaker at an event on political communication and met former Korean Minister of Trade, Kim Jong Hoon MP, who is also in charge of the Saenuri party's international relations, for political talks. On his trip, Schüler was accompanied by Frank Priess, Deputy Department Head at KAS Headquarters (first from left).



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is one of the political foundations of the Federal Republic of Germany. With its activities and projects, the Foundation realizes an active and substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. In the following we present the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its activities in Korea.


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Experts' Meeting

Theme Week Security 2015: The Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula

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Experts' Meeting

Theme Week Security 2015: Maritime Security Strategies of the EU and NATO

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North Korean Refugees in South Korea

Arduous Escape and Difficult Integration

Since the division of states and the subsequent military conflict between North and South Korea, thousands of North Koreans fled their country in view of political repression and economic despair. Their target destination is [...] more…

Vade Mecum for Korean Unification

by Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Blum

Within a very short period of time, communist North Korea could become as politically unstable as East Germany did more than twenty years ago. What does the German experience tell us? more…

South Korea on a Journey of Self-Discovery

From „Victim Nationalism“ to Nation Branding

People familiar with Korea are generally aware of the fact that Korean nationalism can present the greatest obstacle to foreigners trying to understand what the Koreans are like. There is clearly a specifically Korean type of [...] more…

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