Darcie Draudt-Véjares
Fellow, Asia Program


Darcie Draudt-Véjares, PhD [“drought-VEY-harez”] is a fellow for Korean studies in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A political scientist and policy analyst, she publishes regular commentary on South and North Korean domestic politics and foreign policy, Northeast Asian relations, and U.S.-Korea policy.

Dr. Draudt-Véjares currently holds non-resident fellowships at the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) and the National Bureau of Asian Research. From 2022-2024, Dr. Draudt-Véjares was a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs and from 2021 to 2022 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at GWIKS at the Elliott School of International Affairs.

She has previously held research positions at the Korea Economic Institute of America, Yonsei University, Pacific Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Research and Training Center in South Korea.

Dr. Draudt-Véjares holds a PhD in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Korean Studies from the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, and an AB with Honors in Anthropology from Davidson College. She is proficient in Korean and has an intermediate-level knowledge of Spanish and French. Dr. Draudt-Véjares lived in Seoul, South Korea, from 2008 through 2013.

PhD, Johns Hopkins University, MA, Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, AB, Davidson College
English, French, Korean, Spanish

All work from Darcie Draudt-Véjares

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G7 leaders gathering on a platform before a group photo
South Korea Should Be the Next G7 Member

Seoul could act as a crucial link for the current cast of characters, particularly as it seeks to integrate emerging markets.

· June 18, 2024
In The Media
in the media
A View from the United States

The 2024 world faces globe-spanning conflict, political instability and polarization, and the threat of disinformation. Korea is not immune to these forces. 

· May 22, 2024
The Asan Forum
In The Media
in the media
2023 Holland Prize: Multicultural at the Meso-Level: Governing Diversity within the Family in South Korea

Pacific Affairs is delighted to announce the 22nd William L. Holland Prize for the best article published in Volume 96 (2023) is awarded to Darcie Draudt-Véjares for her article published in Vol. 96, No. 4

In The Media
in the media
Darcie Draudt-Véjares on South Korea’s Post-Election Politics

Economics doomed the PPP’s legislative chances. What now for President Yoon Suk-yeol?

· May 1, 2024
The Diplomat
2024 Election to Watch: South Korea

Traditional political divisions no longer dictate election outcomes in this vibrant democracy.

· April 4, 2024
In The Media
in the media
Korea-Latin America Partnership: A Keystone in the Architecture of Global Trade and Security

In discussions of US-South Korea trade policy within American policy circles, a critical aspect often overlooked is the longstanding trade relationship between Korea and Latin America.

· March 19, 2024
Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)
Making Sense of U.S. Policy Amid North Korea’s Strategic Shift
March 5, 2024

With Russia using North Korean ballistic missiles in Ukraine, Kim Jong Un denouncing his father’s and grandfather’s stance on Korean unification, and borders beginning to reopen to the world after over three years of strict closure, North Korea appears poised for big changes in 2024.