Jay-Kwon Park

MA, International Studies, Fall 2016 IPI Fellow; Winter 2017 IPI Fellow; Spring 2017 IPI Fellow


Jay-Kwon is a M.A. student in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with an interest on South Korea’s interest in the Arctic. Jay-Kwon is specifically interested in how permanent observer states, including South Korea, to the Arctic Council are approaching issues with indigenous groups and environmental problems in the region.

Research interests: The role of the non-Arctic nation-state Observers to the Arctic Council specifically South Korea and Singapore.

International Policy Research Arctic Fellow Activities

  • “Approaches to Arctic Indigenous Businesses,” Arctic and International Relations Series, Issue #5, forthcoming 2017.
  • “South Korea, Singapore, and the Permanent Participants: Innovative Approaches to Observer Status on the Arctic Council,” Arctic and International Relations Series, Summer 2016 Issue #3