Karl Friedhoff

Fellow, Public Opinion and Asia Policy

Areas of expertise: Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, Asia


Karl Friedhoff is a fellow in public opinion and Asia policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He was previously a Korea Foundation-Mansfield Foundation US-Korea Nexus Scholar and a member of the Mansfield Foundation’s Trilateral Working Group. Friedhoff was previously based in Seoul where he was a program officer in the Public Opinion Studies Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and he has been a frequent guest on both TV and radio to discuss US foreign policy in Asia, South Korea’s politics, and international relations in East Asia. Friedhoff earned his BA in political science at Wittenberg University and an MA in international commerce at Seoul National University.


In the News

Past Event Multimedia

  • Gentrification: The Good, the Bad, and the Hipsters

    Ghian Foreman, Executive Director, Greater Southwest Development Corporation; Karl Friedhoff, Fellow, Public Opinion and Asia Policy; Marisa Novara, Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council; Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer, Skender

  • Is This the Asian Century?

    Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar and Director of Japan Studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI); Karl Friedhoff, Fellow, Public Opinion and Asia Policy; Deborah Lehr, Senior Fellow, Paulson Institute; CEO, Basilinna

    • Regions: Asia.  
  • What the Data Tells Us About China

    Karl Friedhoff, Fellow, Public Opinion and Asia Policy; Craig Kafura, Assistant Director, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy; Damien Ma, Fellow and Associate Director, Think Tank, The Paulson Institute; Victor Yuan, Chairman, Dataway Horizon and 2016 Dr. Scholl Foundation Visiting Fellow on US-China Relations

    • Regions: Asia.