About Endicott

About Endicott College

Endicott College of International Studies was established in 2016 as part of the “University for Creative Korea” University Specialization Project (CK-1). Endicott College seeks to develop the next generation of global citizens…students who are actively involved in creating innovative solutions to key issues in a rapidly changing world.

About Woosong University

Woosong University (WSU) is a specialized university, located in Daejeon, South Korea providing specialized curricula based on practical foreign language and high-tech IT education for every major field of study. Since the establishment of the university in 1995, Woosong has signed more than 100 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with many universities and schools in more than 30 countries. Among the programs that they develop are student and faculty exchange programs, joint research, joint degree, etc. Currently, in the field of innovation, Woosong University is becoming a leading university in Korea. In May 2011, Woosong University was awarded the 2011 Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology’s “A Leading University in Education” award and the 2nd consecutive “Council of University Education” award. The conditions for the “A leading University in Education” award consist of the evaluation on the level of the educational process, management, and support system. Woosong University received an above average assessment due to their international programs and 4 semester process, making Woosong the first university to distinctively model a yearlong educational program.


Endicott College of International Studies is named after the current President of Woosong University, Dr. John E. Endicott. Formerly nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Endicott is an accomplished writer and educator. Dr. Endicott's areas of specialization include all aspects of Japanese and Korean studies, Asian security studies, with special emphasis on the Korean Peninsula, American defense policy, and professional military education. His published books include Japan's Nuclear Option (Author), The Politics of East Asia (Co-author), American Defense Policy (Co-Editor and Contributor), and Regional Security Issues (Co-author). A book on American foreign policy written by Endicott and two colleagues, U.S. Foreign Policy: History, Process, and Policy, was published in 2005. He received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in cooperation with Harvard University. In October 2010, Endicott was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctorate Honoris Causa) from the University of Toulouse, founded in 1229 in Toulouse, France, in recognition of his efforts to build a regime of international peace and cooperation in Northeast Asia.

Published works

Japan's Nuclear Option (Frederick A. Praeger, 1975)
American Defense Policy with Roy W. Stafford (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977)
The Politics of East Asia with William R. Heaton (Westview Press, 1978)
Regional Security Issues with Patrick J. Garrity and Richard B. Goetze (National Defense University, 1991)
U.S. Foreign Policy: History, Process, and Policy with Daniel S. Papp and Loch K. Johnson (Pearson Longman, 2005)