Events

    2019 Apr 05

    Babies, Work, or Both? Highly-Educated Women's Employment and Fertility in Japan and South Korea

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar Series, Harvard University Asia Center; co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Korea Institute
    4/5 Poster

    Mary Brinton
    Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese...

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    2019 Mar 26

    Preserving Asia's Colonial and Modern Architectural Heritage

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable; co-sponsored with the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Korea Institute and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute

    Chao-Ching Fu
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

    Hyon-sob Kim
    Professor, Department of Architecture, Korea University, South Korea

    Chen Liu
    Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China; HYI Visiting Scholar 2018-19

    Thant Myint-U
    Writer, Historian,...

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    2019 Mar 12

    Revisiting the Wilsonian Moment in Asia, 1919

    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Joint Special Event; co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, the Min Young-Chul Memorial Fund at the Korea Institute, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
    ...

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    2019 Feb 28

    Hanoi Summit: The Start of Real Negotiations?

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    T-520 Nye A (Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School)

    Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series; co-sponsored by SBS Foundation Research Fund at the Korea Institute

    With the Hanoi Summit now confirmed, the Belfer Center will be convening a Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series event to assess summit outcomes.

    Katharine H.S. Moon, Professor of Political Science and the Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies, Wellesley College; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy, The Brookings Institution
    John Park, Director, Korea Project and Adjunct Lecturer in...

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    2019 Feb 26

    Endlings

    Tue Feb 26 (All day) to Sun Mar 17 (All day)

    Location: 

    Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 01238

    A.R.T. Subscription Season - World Premiere Play; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
    ART

    On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos—sea women—spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. They have no heirs to their millennia-old way of life. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a...

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    2019 Jan 29

    Three Deities Faith and Distribution of Scriptures in the Late Chosŏn: Based on the Collection of Holy Spirit Writing

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room (#136), 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Jihyun Kim
    Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Seoul National University

    Jihyun Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea. She received her B.A. (1999) from the Dept. of Religious Studies, Seoul National University and disciplined in Master Course at the same institution. She obtained her M.A. (2005) and Litt. D. (2010) from Kyoto University, majored in Chinese...

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    2018 Dec 05

    Engaging North Korea: What are the Current Signposts Telling Us?

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Asia Beyond the Headlines series; co-sponsored by the Harvard Korea Institute's SBS Foundation Research Fund, Harvard Asia Center, and Korea Working Group at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center
    NK poster
    Ambassador Joseph Yun
    Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace...

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    2018 Nov 27

    The Honorable Caroline Kennedy - Reflections on My Time as Ambassador

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium (S010), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    14th Tsai Lecture; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Korea Institute, the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Tsai Lecture Fund, Harvard University Asia Center

    The Honorable Caroline Kennedy
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

    Caroline Kennedy was the first woman to serve as United States Ambassador to Japan. Her tenure from November 2013 to January 2017 was marked by the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of...

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    2018 Oct 22

    Destination: World/Powered by Pechakucha

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018; co-sponsored by Harvard’s Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard China Fund, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs 

    ...

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    2018 Oct 17

    How Can One Say the Unprecedented in Pre-Modern East Asia: Su Dongpo and Ink Bamboo

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Reischauer Lecture Series; co-sponsored by Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University Asia Center, Korea Institute, Mittal South Asia Institute, and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
    Reischauer Lectures

    Stephen Owen
    James Bryant Conant...

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    2018 Oct 09

    Political Origins of Cybersecurity Capacity: Lessons from Japan and East Asia

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Presentation; co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Harvard Korea Institute

    Ben Bartlett
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Dr. Bartlett holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Earlham College, an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a recipient of fellowships and grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of...

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    2018 Oct 04

    Democracy When You Least Expect It: Strong State Democratization in Authoritarian Asia

    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer, Suite 200 N, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Democracy in Hard Places Seminar; co-sponsored by Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Harvard Korea Institute

    Joseph Wong
    Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs, a Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

    Professor Joseph Wong was appointed Associate Vice-President and Vice-...

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    2018 Sep 28

    Harvard Track II Dialogue on Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA); Co-sponsored by SBS Foundation Research Fund at the Korea Institute, Harvard Belfer Center's Korea Working Group, Seoul Forum for International Affairs
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    AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

    With the next inter-Korean summit and Xi Jinping-Kim Jong Un meeting scheduled for September, we...

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    2018 Sep 27

    Protest Dialectics: State Repression and South Korea's Democracy Movement, 1970-1979

    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    The Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Library Book Talk; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
    HYL Book Talk - Prof. Paul Chang

    Paul Chang
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

    Afternoon Tea with the Author: Harvard-Yenching Library Book Talk is a series of...

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    2018 Sep 25

    The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Panel Discussion Organized by Professor Arunabh Ghosh; co-sponsored with Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Harvard Korea Institute, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University Asia Center, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, and Mittal South Asia Institute
    ...

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    2018 Sep 18

    North Korea as a Nuclear Weapons State

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Presentation; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Vipin Narang
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Discussant: Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe
    Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs (2003-06); and Commissioner, Japan Atomic Energy Commission (2014-17)

    Moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of...

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    2018 Jun 21

    Korea in Great Transition? Diplomacy for Denuclearization and Peace-building

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Center Library, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building, Room L369, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Young-kwan Yoon, Former ROK Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University

    This Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series public event will highlight the insights of a foreign policy professional with a unique combination of experiences as a senior practitioner and a leading scholar.

    Bio:
    Dr. Yung-kwan Yoon served as...

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