Events

    2018 Feb 22

    Mars and Manna: Defense Industry and the Economic Transformation of Korea under Park Chung Hee

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    KKF February 22 Poster
    Peter Banseok Kwon
    Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Korea Institute; Adjunct Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

    Peter Banseok Kwon is the...

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    2018 Feb 01

    From Refugees to Citizens? Migration & Resettlement of North Korean Defectors Beyond the Korean Peninsula

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    KKF Poster_Feb 1

    Sheena Chestnut Greitens
    Academy Scholars, Harvard Academy for International & Area Studies; Assistant Professor, University of Missouri

    Sheena Chestnut Greitens is...

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    2017 Nov 09

    Threat of Falling High Status and Corporate Bribery: Evidence from the Revealed Accounting Records of Two South Korean Presidents

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    Nov. 9 KKF Poster

    Jordan Siegel
    Associate Professor of Strategy, University of Michigan

    Yujin Jeong
    Assistant Professor of International Business, American University...

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    2017 Oct 26

    What was Different from Former Uprisings?: Candlelight Demonstration in 2016 and 2017

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    Tae Gyun Park's Event Poster

    Tae Gyun Park
    Kim Koo Visiting Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2017-18, Harvard University; Professor of Modern Korean History, Graduate School of...

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    2017 Feb 02

    Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    2/2 Poster
    Hae Yeon Choo
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

    Hae Yeon Choo is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University...

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    2016 Dec 06

    Will South Korea Survive Shamans, Scandals, and Poisonous Politics?

    12:30pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs, co-sponsored by the Harvard College Korean International Student Association

    Katharine H.S. Moon
    Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; nonresident senior fellow and inaugural SK-Korea...

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    2016 Nov 17

    A Novel Solution or Mimicry? A Korean Model of Financial Liberalization

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Myung-koo Kang
    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Baruch College, City University of New York

    Professor Myung-koo Kang teaches political economy and Asian affairs at Baruch College, City University of...

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    2016 Nov 03

    Making 'We the People' in Korea: Foreigners, Histories, Identities

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs, co-sponsored by the Department of Government, Harvard Law School East Asian Legal Studies Program, and Harvard-Yenching Institute


    Sung Ho Kim, Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University; Kim Koo Visiting Professor,...

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    2016 Oct 06

    Diverging Family Behaviors and Their Implications for Inequality in South Korea

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs



    Hyunjoon Park
    Korea Foundation Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

    Hyunjoon Park is Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Sociology and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He...

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    2015 Nov 10

    South Korea's New Demography: Implications for Democracy and Diplomacy in East Asia

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Special Series on International Relations of East Asia presentation

    Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Katharine Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and Senior Fellow, Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Professor of Political Science and Edith Stix Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies, Wellesley College

    Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer...

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    2015 Oct 28

    Korea's Role in Asia: Regional Cooperation & National Unification

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 2nd Floor North, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation presentation; Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute

    Jin Park, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson international Center for Scholars; Chair Professor, Graduate School of International and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

    Dr. Jin Park is currently a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson international Center for Scholars and Chair Professor at the Graduate School of International and Area Studies of Hankuk University of...

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    2015 May 08

    What Decision Should Korea Make in 2017? Korean Politics & the Next Presidential Election

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    NYE A & B, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School Presentation; Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute

    Hyong-O Kim, Republic of Korea’s Former Speaker of the National Assembly

    Hyong-O Kim served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea between 2008 and 2010. He served five consecutive terms as a member of the National Assembly between 1992 and 2012 during which he served as the Floor Leader of the Grand National Party (2006 – 2007), Secretary General...

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    2015 Apr 30

    A Genealogy of Anti-Communist Film in South Korea: Representing and Imagining Cold War

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Hyangjin Lee, Professor, College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University; Kim Koo Visiting Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    Hyangjin Lee is a...

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    2015 Feb 05

    Social Hierarchy and Civil Society in South Korea: Class, Gender, Ethnicity/Nation

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Seungsook Moon, Professor of Sociology, Vassar College; Sang-kee Kim Visiting Professor of the Social Sciences, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Department of Sociology,...

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    2014 Nov 20

    "A Death Warrant for Our Nation": Syngman Rhee and South Korean Opposition to the Armistice, 1951-1954

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Allan R. Millett
    Ambrose Professor of History and Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies, The University of New Orleans; Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Military History, The Ohio State University...

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    2014 Feb 27

    Transformation and Sustainability of East Asian Development Model: The Cases of Korea, China, and Japan

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Hyungkee Kim
    Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Trade, Kyungpook National University; Visiting Scholar, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Professor Kim’s research interests include methodology of...

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    2013 Nov 21

    Engaging North Korea with Soft Power: Knowledge Sharing with Pyongyang

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Kyung-Ae Park, Korea Foundation Chair, Institute of Asian Research; Director, Centre for Korean Research, The University of British Columbia

    Professor Kyung-Ae Park holds the Korea Foundation Chair at the...

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