Events

    2018 Oct 11

    Kim Chi-ha and the Politics of Death in South Korean Democratization

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium
    10/11
    Youngju Ryu
    Associate Professor of Modern Korean Literature, University of Michigan

    Youngju Ryu is Associate Professor of Korean Literature at the University of Michigan. Her first book, Writers of the Winter Republic: Literature and Resistance in Park Chung...

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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

    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 Science (JSPS), Waseda University, and the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. His working papers have addressed measurement of power and capabilities in cyberspace; Japan’s industrial policy and cybersecurity; and territorial conflict and disputes. During the 2018-19 academic year, Dr. Bartlett will conduct research on Japan's cyber security promotion efforts in Southeast Asia.

    Chaired by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Kim Koo Foundation.

    2018 Oct 04

    The Korean Peninsula in Flux: South Korea’s ‘Candlelight Revolution’ and Its Impact

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    10/4 KKF
    Paik Nak-chung
    Professor Emeritus of English, Seoul National University

    Paik Nak-chung, literary critic, editor, and Professor Emeritus of English at Seoul National University, has authored...

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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, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200 N

    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

    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

    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

    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 Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
     

    This seminar series is supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).

    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

    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 Minister of Foreign...

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    2018 Apr 30

    Score One for the Dancing Girl, and Other Selections from the Kimun ch'onghwa: A Story Collection from Nineteenth-Century Korea

    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard-Yenching Library Book Talk; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
    April 30 HYI Book Talk

    Si Nae Park
    Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    Professor Park will talk about her recent publication with Professor...

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    2018 Apr 28

    Peace on the Korean Peninsula: The Health and Humanitarian Approaches

    8:15am to 6:45pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

    2018 Student Conference DPRK; co-sponsored by the Council of Korean Americans, the Young-Chul Min Memorial Fund at the Korea Institute, Harvard University Asia Center, and the Korea Economic Institute

    Harvard Medical School Korean Student Society, the North Korea Study Group, a student organization at Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Chan North Korea Public Health Student Club and Harvard Chan Student Club for International Health Care Systems are organizing an all-day conference titled "Peace on the Korean Peninsula: The Health and Humanitarian...

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    2018 Apr 19

    Songs for the ‘Great Leaders’: Ideology and Political Agitation in the Music of North Korea

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium
    KC Keith Howard Event Poster
    Keith Howard
    Professor Emeritus, SOAS, University of London, and Fellow, National Humanities Center, North Carolina

    Professor Keith Howard is the Kent R. Mullikin Fellow at the National Humanities...

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    2018 Apr 13

    Harvard Asia Center 20th Anniversary

    9:30am to 6:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard Asia Center 20th Anniversary; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute and other Asia-related centers

     

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    This spring marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Asia Center. To celebrate, the Center will be hosting a day of talks and panels...

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    2018 Apr 12

    "Rethinking World Literature through the Relations between Russian and East Asian Literatures"

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium; co-sponsored by Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
    4/12 KC Poster
    Heekyoung Cho
    Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington

    Heekyoung Cho is Associate Professor in the...

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    2018 Apr 05

    “Korea and a Japan Divided”

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs; Co-sponsored by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
    4/5 KKF Poster

    Alexis Dudden
    Professor of History, University of...

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    2018 Apr 04

    “Korea and the U.S. Alliance System: Past and the Future”

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs; Co-sponsored by the Korea Working Group at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Asia Center
    Victor Cha 4/4 Event
    Victor Cha
    Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; D.S. Song-KF Professor of... Read more about “Korea and the U.S. Alliance System: Past and the Future”
    2018 Mar 27

    Asia's Growing Generation Gap: Causes and Consequences

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable Forum, co-sponsored with the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Korea Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

    Haejoang Cho, Emerita Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University
    Ishida Hiroshi, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Teresa Kuan, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Shen Yifei, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, China

    Moderated by...

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