[학업계획서] 유학전용 영문 학업계획서(SOP).hwp
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Statement of Purpose
I have devoted the first six years of my career to security affairs: throughout the three and a half years of military service and two and a half years as a diplomat, the word "security" has always been at the center of every issue that I dealt with. However, I rarely had the chance to ponder fundamental security questions such as its concepts in a variety of formats, its institutional mechanisms, and ethical implications in an analytical and synthetic manner: I consideredthe security issue as abstract concepts, alive only in the texts. Therefore, taking an opportunity to study at a graduate school, I wish to study the security issues from an academic perspective and develop my insight into the subject through discussions with students from a variety of backgrounds, thereby forming a more practical and tangible idea on security.
My professional experiences in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Air Force of Korea enabled me to learn about the…(생략)
security at first hand. I observed that security is becoming a transnational and cross-cutting issue that even the trade-related international bodies like the APEC has included the security into their agenda. And I learned from the participation in the Korea-U.S. joint exercises that security has a widespread impact on other areas of society: the military alliance necessitated fine-tunings and coordination not only in the military areas but also in the socio-economic areas. For example, dispatching Korean soldiers to Iraq required national consensus, although it was a seemingly military issue concerning the alliance between Korea and the U.S.
Foreign Minister of Korea Song Min-soon once told, "Security is like the air. No one is aware it is around us. But it is such a critical element of life that we cannot live without it. It is too late to take action when we start to feel that we are lacking it. So we must take preparatory actions before it is too late."The objective of the Security Studies Program lies in the same idea: to provide the substantive knowledge and analytical skills needed for formulating effective and ethical security policies. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to view an international issue from both diplomatic and militaristic perspective, with which I have become familiar through the experience in the Foreign Ministry and the Air Force. In this regard, I believe that Georgetown University’s SSP is the most appropriate course for my study purpose.
Particularly, I am interested in the institutional changes that will be made during and after the reunification of North and South Koreas. North Korea has run a unique and extraordinary state system irrespective of outside changes more than half a century, while South Korea has participated in the international community and adapted itself to international norms. Therefore, a smooth reunification process would have to include integrating North Korea into a global society, if Korean peninsula is to be reunified with minimal turbulence. The reunification process will thus involve the transformation of the North Korean system. In this regard, I would like to study the institutional framework for security policies in transition period: the dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction, the introduction of market economy, and the reshuffle of the defense system would be the issues to be tackled.
For the above reasons, I strongly hope to be a student of SSP program at Georgetown University. I am sure that the well-established human network and academic relationships at Georgetown University will be an invaluable asset to my diplomatic career. Also, I would like to contribute to the academic society of Georgetown University with my passion for study and future career achievements.
Statement of Purpose
"What is your dream?" "I want to be a diplomat." "If you become a diplomat, then what will you do?" "…." To the unexpected question from my high school teacher, I was speechless because I had not thought about "after being a diplomat."At that time I was too naive to seriously consider what I would do after my becoming a diplomat. However, since my high school years, my dream has been unwaveringly to become a diplomat.
Now that my dream has come true and I have the pleasure of working as a diplomat representing my country at international meetings, the question "what will you do if you become a diplomat?" confronts me again. What shall I do for my future career as a successful diplomat? Working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea, I have deeply felt the need to sharpen my analytical ability and presentation skill in order to better negotiate with my counterparts. Considering that I have to work in the embassies abroad, I also need to specialize in a certain region or country and study intensively the culture, history, law and politics of the region, not to mention the language.
Fletcher school’s MA program meets my above-mentioned requirements. Fletcher school is well known as an institution for diplomacy. Its program composed of various courses encompasses almost all the subjects and themes required of diplomats. And its stress on the professional experiences helps balance the study between academic analysis and professional practicability. Furthermore, an academic society made up of students with a variety of backgrounds serve as the venue for practicing international conferences, which I am supposed to attend hundreds of times in the future.
As a diplomat of the Republic of Korea which is expected to be reunited with North Koreain the near future, I am interested in the institutional changes that will be made during and after the reunification of North and South Koreas. North Korea has run a unique and extraordinary state system irrespective of outside changes for more than half a century, while South Koreahas participated in the international community and adapted itself to international norms. Therefore, a smooth reunification process necessarily includes integrating North Korea into a global society, if the Korean peninsula is to be reunified with minimal turbulence. The reunification process will thus involve the transformation of the North Korean system. In this regard, I would like to study the institutional framework for security policies in transition period: the dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction, the introduction of market economy and the reshuffle of the defense system.
As for the future plan, I aim to build my career as an expert on the Russian and Eastern European issues. Russiais an important neighbor to Korea: Russia is a party to the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue and has many potential joint projects to be explored with Korea. Despite the importance of Russia, however, Korea lacks experts on Russia. I would like to fill out this need and contribute to the development of Korea-Russia relations. I will spend one year in Russiafor the linguistic training soon after completing the MA program at the Fletcher school. Then, upon completion of my two-year long overseas training, I expect to be posted in the Korean embassy in Moscow for two years. At the end of this mission, I believe that I will be equipped with improved language skills and a more practical grasp of Russia based upon the analytical power and knowledge enhanced at the Fletcher school.
For the above reasons, I strongly hope to be a student of the Fletcher School at Tufts University. I am sure that the well-established human network and academic relationships at Tufts University will be an invaluable asset to my diplomatic career. Also, I would like to contribute to the academic society of TuftsUniversity with my passion for study and future career achievements.
Statement of Purpose
Reasons for applying to AMREEES program at Stanford and preparation for this field of study
I plan to participate in the overseas training program, an opportunity that my organization, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea, provides for junior diplomats, for two years beginning June 2008. My design of study is to complete an MA course in Russian Area Studies at a top USinstitution for the first year and then obtain linguistic trainings and firsthand experience in Russia for the second year. I believe that the renowned faculty and well-organized program of AMREEES course at Stanford University will render me comprehensive and balanced understanding of Russia, and at the same time its one-year course fits my particular needs.
I have already taken an MA course in Regional Studies. I attended the Graduate School of International Area and Studies at Seoul National University during 2000-2003, where I took courses such as history (contemporary history and history of philosophy), sociology (Russian society in transition and patron-client relationship), economics (transition economics), law (Russian constitution and federal-local government relations), and linguistic training. These curricula were extremely valuable in helping me gain solid understanding of and deepen my insight into Russia. I first learned the Russian language at Myungduk Foreign Language High School, one of the most respected institutions in foreign language teaching. At the graduate school I made friends with numerous students not only from Russia but also Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, with whom I shared a great deal of discussions on a variety of themes concerning Russia, which whetted my curiosity and interest in Russia. Additionally, I stayed in Saint Petersburgfor one month in 2000, which turned out to be an excellent opportunity to experience the Russian culture and life at first-hand.
Research and study interests
While working as a foreign liaison officer in the Air Force of Korea and later as a policy planning officer in the Foreign Ministry, my interest was mostly about searching the possible areas of cooper