Events

    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 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, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Korea Colloquium
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    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...

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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

    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, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Paik Nak-chung
    Professor Emeritus of English, Seoul National University

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

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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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    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, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Korea Colloquium
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    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...

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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, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

     

    Harvard Asia Center 20th Anniversary logo

    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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