Dylan Davis, program director of the Center for Korean Studies, was awarded a fellowship to the U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus, a Mansfield Foundation/Korea Foundation fellowship program for Korea specialists making long-term contributions to the U.S.-Korea relationship. The two-year program provides opportunities for mid-career Korea specialists to discuss issues of importance to US-Korea relations with policymakers, government officials, and opinion leaders in Korea and the United States.
Davis is currently in Korea, taking part in the Korea leg of the meetings. Previous sessions took place in Washington and Montana, and the final sessions will occur in October 2014 in Washington DC. In Korea, Davis will have the opportunity to meet with officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Unification, Trade, prominent academics, the press, and think tanks.
Prior to his tenure as program director of CKS, Davis spent eight years studying and working in Korea. His Korea experience includes a Fulbright grant, work as International Affairs Officer at Yonsei University Health System (Severance Hospital), graduate coursework in public health at Yonsei University, as well as time spent in the Press Section of U.S. Embassy Seoul where he supported the embassy's engagement with prominent Korean and American media organizations.