The Journal

About the Korea Policy Review, the

journal published at Harvard University


The Korea Policy Review is a non-partisan policy journal published at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.  The inaugural edition of the Korea Policy Review was published in 2005.  Since its inception, the Korea Policy Review has served as a platform for students, academics, and practitioners to share their views and insights on many areas.

At the request of Harvard University, the Board was established in 2006 to provide support and oversight of the journal, to remain fair and balanced.  The board members are alums of the Kennedy School who supported the journal from the beginning, successfully launching the journal at Harvard University.  The journal is registered with the United States Library of Congress as it holds ISSN No. 1558-8467.  Volume V is currently scheduled for publication in the upcoming academic year.

The Korea Policy Review has had much success publishing policy views of dignitaries, policy thinkers and makers, from both the US and South Korea.  To highlight several special contributions, previous editions of the Review included a message to young leaders from late Kim Dae Jung, former head of the state, South Korea, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.  The Review also included policy discussion by Ban Ki-Moon who now is the Secretary General of the United Nations.  Two former US Ambassadors to South Korea shared their views with the Review, Stephen Bosworth, former U.S. Ambassador to Korea who now serves as Special Envoy to North Korea in the Obama Administration and Donald Gregg, also a former U.S. Ambassador to Korea during the George Bush administration.  Past editions also included interviews from members of U.S. House of Representatives.

An exclusive interview with the late Henry J. Hyde, then Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on International Relations was published.  Chairman shared his views on the on-going geo-political issues surrounding South Korea and his recommendations to US and South Korean policy leaders to better foster the relationship, including issues relating to North Korea.  Mike Honda, also a U.S. House of Representative, discussed issues concerning comfort women.  Joseph Nye, a professor at Harvard University, contributed with an interview on the Korean Peninsula.  The Review also included a special lecture from Kim Chi-ah, a well-known poet, as well as from many other contributors.  The Korea Policy Review has had exceptional success since its inauguration in 2005 and merits support for continued publication.