Bradley O. Babson

Distinguished Lecturer in Government

Teaching this semester

ASNS 2872/GOV 2550. The Two Koreas and Geopolitics of Northeast Asia

Examines the tumultuous developments on the Korean peninsula over the past century and their significance from historical, security, economic, and geopolitical perspectives. The challenges and choices facing the Korean people, their governments, neighboring countries, and the United States are assessed to understand how conditions have evolved to the high-stakes tensions that exist today, and what forces are shaping the future of both Koreas and Northeast Asia. The first half of the course considers the history of both Koreas and the conditions that underlie the modern political environment. The second half focuses on political developments of the last twenty-five years.


  • M.P.A., Princeton
  • B.A., Williams