Events

    2018 Feb 06

    The Changing Security Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Implications for Tokyo, Beijing, and Washington

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Spring Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    John Park
    Director, Korea Working Group and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS

    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 (...

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    2018 Feb 02

    A roundtable discussion on Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Talk, co-sponsored with the Asia Center, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Korea Institute

    Feb 2 Poster

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    2018 Feb 01

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Korea's Strategic Dilemma between U.S. and China

    12:15pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Belfer Center Director's Luncheon

    Chaibong Hahm
    President, the Asian Institute for Policy Studies, Korea

    Chaibong Hahm is the President of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea. Previously, he was a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, Professor in the School of International Relations and the Department of Political Science as well as the Director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, Director (D-1) of the Division of Social Sciences Research &...

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    2017 Nov 30

    Asia Responds to Trump in Asia

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard University Asia-related Centers Trump and Asia Series Presentation; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute


    Ronak Desai, Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, India and South Asia Program, Harvard...

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    2017 Nov 14

    Transformation of Familialist States in Italy, Japan, Korea, and Spain

    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 at the Korea Institute

    Margarita Estevez-Abe
    Visiting Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

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

    2017 Oct 13

    The Ondol Problem and Politics of Conservation in Colonial Korea

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation, co-sponsored by Korea Institute

    David Fedman
    Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

    Moderator: Ian J. Miller, Associate Professor of History, Harvard University

    2017 Oct 05

    Polarized Embrace: South Korean Media Coverage of Human Rights, 1990-2016

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Talk, co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Jeong-Woo Koo
    Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University

    Chaired by Paul Y. Chang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University


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    2017 Sep 15

    I'd Rather Be Dead: Conflicts of Care at the End of Life

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation
    Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, Korea Institute, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


    Karen L. Thornber
    Professor of Comparative Literature & East Asian Languages and Civilizations, & Director, Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University

    Moderator: Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

    2017 May 22

    The U.S., China, and the Future of the Korean Peninsula

    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center foyer, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation event co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute 

    Join the Ash Center for a discussion on the U.S., China, and the Future of the Korean Peninsula with Dr. Jin Park, a Public Policy Scholar in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center and former member of the Korean National Assembly. Dr. Park will be introduced by HKS graduate ...

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    2017 May 09

    Surviving on the Edge: Korean Brothels in Colonial Taiwan

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Lunch Talk
    Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Korea Institute


    Jungwon Jin, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar

    Chair/Discussant: Elizabeth Remick, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University

    About the Talk 
    Despite its wide practice, the sex trade and sex industry in Taiwan and Korea had never been put under governmental control before Japanese colonial rule. In the early...

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    2017 May 01

    Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations

    Mon - Wed, May 1 to May 3, 4:00am - 6:00am

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium (S010), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Annual Edwin O. Reischauer Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Korea Institute
    reischauer lecture poster
    Odd Arne Westad, S.T. Lee...

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    2017 Apr 19

    Book Talk: “Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866–1945”

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

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

    Asia Center Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Korea Institute, Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard-Yenching Library and East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

    Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Discussants:
    Andrew D. Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History; Victor and William Fung...

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