Korean Council of Eurasian Studies

Activities and Current Status of the Korean Council of Eurasian Studies

The Korean Council of Eurasian Studies is a gathering of various scholars and experts from academic institutions, national agencies, and business groups.

The Korean Council of Eurasian Studies started in April 2008 after the Asia-Pacific Research Center had been selected as a Humanities Korea (HK) research institute. Humanities Korea was founded in 2007 with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and the Korea Research Foundation. The Asia-Pacific Research Center was selected as a HK research institute in November 2007.

The Council holds seminars twice a month, focusing on diverse issues and pending questions in literature, culture, history, religion, social science, etc. related to the Russian/Eurasian region. With these seminars, we analyze the present state of Russia/Eurasia in a concrete way and disseminate the results. As of July 2012, we have held 50 seminars.

Member composition and management


There are approximately 45 members including HK researchers, APRC researchers, 7-8 executive board members, the Korean Council of Eurasian Studies speakers, and 10 editors. Colloquium speakers and invited guests are qualified for full membership in the Korean Council of Eurasian Studies.


  1. Eurasia seminars are regularly held.
  2. Lectures, discussions, and conversations are regularly posted on the Eurasia Hub, APRC homepage, and 'e-Eurasia', an online HK journal.
  3. We invite domestic and overseas Russia/Eurasia experts as speakers Members are notified of the date and venue of the Council meetings by email.
  4. The meetings are held on Friday afternoons from 15:00-17:00.