Events

    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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    2017 Mar 28

    Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies

    Tue - Wed, Mar 28 to Mar 29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S-Japan Relations Special Series on the Changing Face of Japan Presentation, co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Erin Chung, Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, Johns Hopkins University; Director, East Asian Studies Program, and co-director, Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) Program, Johns Hopkins University

    Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA...

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    2017 Mar 21

    Japan, South Korea and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella

    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 Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Terence Roehrig, Professor of National Security Affairs and Director, Asia-Pacific Studies Group, U.S. Naval War College

    2016 Dec 05

    What Next? Trump and Asia

    12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard University Asia-related Centers Special Event

    Lynn Kuok, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School; Nonresident Fellow at Brookings Institution 
    Sung-Yoon Lee, Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor in Korean Studies and...

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    2016 Nov 01

    Gender Inequality and Fertility in Japan and South Korea

    12:30pm

    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 Korea Institute

    Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
    Eunsil Oh, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, Harvard University

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

    2016 Apr 29

    East Asia: Where Are Things Headed?

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

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

    Akio Takahara, Professor, Faculty of Law and Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

    Victor Cha, D.S. Song-KF Endowed Chair in Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University, and Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

    Zheng Wang, Associate...

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    2016 Apr 18

    Forum Discussion on Korean Unification Preparation

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Kennedy Room, The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    ROK Presidential Committee on Unification Preparation (PCUP) Forum Discussion,co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and Korea Institute

    The ROK Presidential Committee on Unification Preparation (PCUP) was founded by Park Geun-Hye, President, Republic of Korea, and Chair of PCUP. PCUP is a bipartisan body to engage experts from diverse sectors to foster a broad societal consensus on preparation for the unification of South and North Korea. Led by Ambassador Chung Chong-Wook, Vice Chair of PCUP, this is the...

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    2016 Apr 12

    Gangsters, Gambling, and the Korean Community in Japan: Questioning the Economic History of the Pachinko Industry

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

    Jaehyang Han, Associate Professor, Hokkaido University; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar

    Chair/Discussant: Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

    Abstract:
    In Japan, even though gambling is illegal, pachinko—a form of gambling—has become ubiquitous in daily life, with spending on pachinko even surpassing the automobile market at the peak of pachinko’s popularity....

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    2016 Mar 24

    Megacities Asia

    5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Auditorium, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

    In collaboration with the upcoming “Megacities Asia” exhibition on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from April 3 to July 17, 2016, this event will bring together artists and academics to examine contemporary Asian megacities including Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Discussions will focus on the built environment in these cities, how we think about concepts of modern versus vernacular, formal versus informal, and the impact  of rapid urbanization on inhabitants of cities from Mumbai to Shanghai....

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    2015 Nov 20

    "Cultured Streets" and "Civilized Cities": Japanese Colonial Expansion and Urban Development in Tokyo, Taipei, and Seoul

    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 the Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations and Korea Institute 

    Tristan Grunow, Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. History, University of Oregon 2014)

    Moderator: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

    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 Oct 20

    Japan’s Response to Nuclear North Korea and Rising China

    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 and International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science...

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