The University of Iowa

Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN)

Welcome to the Korean Studies Research Network at the University of Iowa!

The Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN) aims to bring together scholars whose research focuses on Korea-related topics and to provide mentoring to the younger generation of scholars. It serves as a platform to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research among scholars and graduate students at the University of Iowa and institutions of higher education in the region through seminars, speaker series and workshops.








Pandemic, State & Society

Join us for this two-part webinar as we bring voices from Asia to discuss first-hand experiences in the region.

September 18 and 25, 2020

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Presented by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Iowa Global Health Network 

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Our Members

Anyone engaged in research that focuses on Korea-related topics is welcome to join us.

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Research Activities

KoRN promotes research and teaching on Korea in the state of Iowa and the surrounding region. 

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Throughout the year KoRN hosts monthly seminars and other Korea-related activities.

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