Please join the NCAFP as we host Professor John Delury for a discussion on how South Korea recently conducted its legislative elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He will offer a brief presentation, and will also take questions from the audience. This program was moderated by Susan A. Thornton, the Project Director of the NCAFP. Please read Professor Delury's recent New York Times op-ed, "How Democracy Won the World’s First Coronavirus Election".
John Delury is Professor of Chinese Studies at Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), where he serves as chair of the Master’s Program in International Cooperation at GSIS, chair of the undergraduate Program in International Studies at Yonsei’s Underwood International College (UIC), and director of the Center on Oceania Studies.
John is the author, with Orville Schell, of Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century, published by Random House, and he is currently working on a book on US-China relations in the early Cold War. He publishes widely in academic journals as well as outlets such as Foreign Affairs and The New York Times, and is associate managing editor of the quarterly magazine Global Asia, published by the East Asia Foundation in Seoul.
John is on the NCAFP 21st Century Leaders Council. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, National Committee on US-China Relations, National Committee on North Korea, board member of Pacific Century Institute, senior fellow of the Asia Society, and adjunct fellow of the Center on Strategic and International Studies. He is a member of the Republic of Ireland’s foreign affairs advisory network, and is frequently invited to offer his analysis on East Asian affairs with government, military, corporate, and civil society organizations.