In the 1830s, Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville spent nine months in the U.S. traveling and observing conditions. These observations and reflections became the basis for his classic work, Democracy in America.
For two years, Korean students enrolled in the Accelerated MPA program spend time studying public administration and observing life in the U.S. — sort of a 21st-century take on de Tocqueville’s journey .
Pictured (l to r): Hyeongseok Moon, Sang Hoon Song, Rang Lee,
Para Kim, Scott Steinbrecher, Jihun Yi and Dr. Jisun Youm
The Korean de Tocqueville seminar is designed as the culminating activity of their time in Colorado and at the School of Public Affairs. The goal of the seminar is to get students to think about an administrative or significant social problem in Korea, and to utilize their SPA learning in a forum to demonstrate their English language skills while educating SPA community members about this issue.
This year the topic selected by the students is “Does Government Ethics Increase Trust in Government.” Presenters included:
- Hyeongseok Moon
- Sang Hoon Song
- Para Kim
- Rang Lee
- Jihun Yi
A crowd of more than 20 faculty, staff, students and guests attended the lunchtime presentation.