Dr. Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, signed a memorandum of understanding Friday, Nov. 21, with Seoul National University in South Korea. The agreement set up a program that enables students to acquire two degrees: a Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) and a Master of Public Administration from Seoul National University.

Under the agreement, students will complete one year of study at the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) in Seoul and one year in the MIDP program at Duke. Dr. Junki Kim, dean of GSPA, signed on behalf of Seoul National University.

The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) in the Sanford School administers the MIDP program. DCID Director Francis Lethem, who signed on behalf of the center, said that the agreement was the latest in a series of successful collaborations with institutions in South Korea.

“We have a long and productive partnership with the government and educational institutions in South Korea, and we are very pleased to continue to collaborate to offer top quality educational options to outstanding students in the field of international development,” he said.

DCID has ongoing partnerships with the Government of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Development Institute and the country’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security.

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