Past Events


On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies held the 27th Asan Dosirak Series with Experts with T. J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

In a presentation titled “The American Election and Its Implications for Asia,” Professor Pempel discussed the 2012 US presidential election and how it is likely to affect US policy towards the Korean peninsula and the region more broadly.


“The 2012 United States election took place in a context of major leadership transitions across Northeast Asia. China, both Koreas, Japan, and Russia as well as the United States saw changes in their top executives and in most cases in their legislatures as well. This paper examines major dimensions of the US election, highlighting certain key results likely to impact US policies in that region. It then goes on to analyze how US policy is likely to proceed toward the region generally as well as in regard to specific bilateral relationships.”

Professor Pempel’s Asan Issue Brief on this topic is available here.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2012/ 10:30am-12:00pm
Place: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies