Teaching The Federalist: When South Korean students take a close look at American democracy


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Peter Berkowitz

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: Korea; The Federalist; Democracy

Type: Brief

Coverage: Korea (South)


Peter Berkowitz traveled to Seoul, South Korea, where he was to spend a week teaching The Federalist to students at Yonsei University’s Underwood International College, South Korea’s only four-year English-language undergraduate degree program. While there, Berkowitz tried to find out how South Korean students and university professors think about freedom and democracy, and their attitudes toward the United States.