Events

    2017 Feb 02

    Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    2/2 Poster
    Hae Yeon Choo
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

    Hae Yeon Choo is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University...

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    2016 Dec 09

    Receptions, Transformations and Innovations: Transcultural Discourses in Korean Art

    (All day)

    Location: 

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

    Korean Art History Workshop 2016, co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies

    Organized by Sun Joo Kim...

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    2016 Dec 06

    Will South Korea Survive Shamans, Scandals, and Poisonous Politics?

    12:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs, co-sponsored by the Harvard College Korean International Student Association

    Katharine H.S. Moon
    Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; nonresident senior fellow and inaugural SK-Korea...

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    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 17

    A Novel Solution or Mimicry? A Korean Model of Financial Liberalization

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Myung-koo Kang
    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Baruch College, City University of New York

    Professor Myung-koo Kang teaches political economy and Asian affairs at Baruch College, City University of...

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    2016 Nov 07

    숙천제아도 Illustration of My Places of Work (Sukch’ŏn chea to 宿踐諸衙圖): A Visual Journey of One Man's Career

    Mon Nov 7 (All day) to Tue Jan 3 (All day)

    Location: 

    First Floor Lounge, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    *Monday, November 7, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University



    Special Exhibit
    “Illustration of My Places of Work (Sukch’ŏn...

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    2016 Nov 03

    Making 'We the People' in Korea: Foreigners, Histories, Identities

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs, co-sponsored by the Department of Government, Harvard Law School East Asian Legal Studies Program, and Harvard-Yenching Institute


    Sung Ho Kim, Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University; Kim Koo Visiting Professor,...

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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 Oct 06

    Diverging Family Behaviors and Their Implications for Inequality in South Korea

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs



    Hyunjoon Park
    Korea Foundation Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

    Hyunjoon Park is Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Sociology and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He...

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    2016 Sep 29

    Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium

    Jaeeun Kim
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

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

    Abstract
    Jaeeun Kim will speak about her book, ...

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    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 Nov 02

    Challenges and Opportunities faced by Korean Universities: With References from the Past, Present and Future of Ewha Womans University

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Leadership Forum

    Kyunghee Choi, President, Ewha Womans University

    President Kyunghee Choi became the 15th President of Ewha Womans University in August 2014. Ewha is the most comprehensive women’s university in the world with 25,000 students, 12...

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