Supporting Organizations

The U.S.-Korea Scholar Policymaker Nexus is made possible by contributions from the Korea Foundation and the following supporting organizations:


The Incheon Bridge is Korea’s foremost bridge, 21.38 km in total length, connecting the Incheon Int’l Airport and the Songdo Int’l Business District.

The completion of the bridge has reduced the travel time from parts of the Seoul and Kyounggi areas to the airport by 40 minutes.  Since its completion in October 2009, over 30 million drivers have used the bridge to reach the airport or near-by travel destinations.

Linking Korea and the world, the Incheon Bridge is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading civil engineering marvels for its grand scale, esthetic structural design, and state-of-the-art traffic management system.  Built to extend Korea’s role as the center of Northeast Asia’s trade infrastructure, the Incheon Bridge is contributing to the country’s growth as a global logistics hub.


KITA_Logo-1The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) was established in 1946 with the objective of advancing the Korean economy through trade, and is currently the largest business organization in Korea with over 71,000 member companies. Representing the interests of Korea’s global traders, KITA serves a diverse range of roles including: providing hands-on support to trade companies, drawing trade cooperation from the private sector, formulating new trade strategies, nurturing trade professionals and building trade infrastructure. With a widely established network of 11 domestic offices and 8 overseas branches in major cities, KITA has consolidated its position as a leading business organization dedicated to assisting SMEs in gaining foreign market entry and has actively contributed towards Korea’s recent achievement of 1 trillion dollars in trade volume.



Since its founding in 1968, Poongsan has achieved its status as one of the world’s best copper manufacturers in the non-ferrous metal industry by maintaining a singularly consistent business management approach. Poongsan’s ultramodern technology and facilities are setting a new global standard for products and product quality, and the Company’s highly skilled workers with their rich experience in the metal industry are devoting their efforts to providing premier products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Even at this very moment, the Company is developing new copper and copper alloy materials used for a wide range of purposes – ranging from basic industrial materials for household goods, construction, automobile, shipping, electric and machinery to hi-tech industries such as electronics, semiconductors, telecommunications, and space aviation. As always, Poongsan is striving to elevate the quality of life by supplying the finest copper products in the world.



Samsung Electronics’ innovative line of products have kept themselves on the forefront of this exciting time in history.  Samsung set businesses compete across a wide array of product categories, united under the global Samsung umbrella and operating independently to create and market their products.

Samsung Electronics’ set businesses include the groups that produce popular consumer electronic products, like mobile phones and TVs, as well as those manufacturing products for specialty markets like medical devices and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), such as their component business.

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