Events

    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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    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 22

    Dealing with Empires: A Comparison of Mongol Era Koryŏ and 20th Century Colonial Period Intellectuals

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Wagner Memorial Lecture

    John B. Duncan, Professor, Departments of Asian Languages & Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles

    John B. Duncan has been at UCLA since 1989 where he has been teaching Korean history and has been serving as director of UCLA’s...

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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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    2015 Sep 05

    Nepal – In Memoriam

    Sat - Thu, Sep 5 to Oct 29, 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Fisher Family Commons, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Exhibit and Fundraiser for Nepal

    Photographs by Grzegorz Ekiert
    Ongoing exhibit through October 29. Closing reception and fundraiser, Thursday, October 29, 5:00 p.m.

    This exhibit is designed to raise funds for the Harvard University’s South Asia Institute Nepal...

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    2015 Aug 24

    Urban Futures in Asia: Aspiration, Speculation, Contention

    (All day)

    Location: 

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

    Sponsors: 
    Korea Institute, Harvard University
    Asia Center, Harvard University
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
    Harvard-Yenching Institute
    Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG)

    Participants...

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    2015 May 08

    What Decision Should Korea Make in 2017? Korean Politics & the Next Presidential Election

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    NYE A & B, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School Presentation; Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute

    Hyong-O Kim, Republic of Korea’s Former Speaker of the National Assembly

    Hyong-O Kim served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea between 2008 and 2010. He served five consecutive terms as a member of the National Assembly between 1992 and 2012 during which he served as the Floor Leader of the Grand National Party (2006 – 2007), Secretary General...

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    2015 Apr 30

    A Genealogy of Anti-Communist Film in South Korea: Representing and Imagining Cold War

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Hyangjin Lee, Professor, College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University; Kim Koo Visiting Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    Hyangjin Lee is a...

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