Korea Foundation Junior Scholar’s Presentation
The presentation will be made by The Korea Foundation Junior Fellows Misun Kim and Phoebe Woorim Moon from the Class of 2013 -2014.
Misun Kim is a M.A. Candidate of Ewah Womans University. She studied law at college and changed her major to politics when she applied for the graduate school. In her research titled “Nation-Building in North Korea and the ‘Socialist Constitution’ of 1972”, Misun attempts to find out how North Korea’s ‘nationalism’ had completed as an established institution. By tracking the whole process of Kim Il-Sung’s political struggle and survival to establish his “Monolithic Power System” and how this was eventually completed in the Socialist constitution, and how Kim Il Sung mobilized ‘nationalism’ in this whole process, one would be able to understand the political basis that has been sustaining the North Korea’s ruling system.
Phoebe Woorim is a M.A. candidate in Korea University. Her B.D. is on French literature and political science and international relation. In her research titled “Between Rollback and Containment: How Presidents Choose to Stop ‘-isms’”, Phoebe attempts to understand why some administration conduct more aggressive rollback policy despite of the high risk involved while others choose to stay back through re-evaluation of containment and rollback policy.
<Source: Wilson Center – – North Korea International Documentation Project: Korea Foundation Junior Scholar: Misun Kim & Phoebe Woorim Moon >