Special and Co-sponsored Events

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 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 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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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.

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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2019 Sep 25

“What if North Korea Attacked? Japanese, South Korean, and U.S. Public Opinion on the Nuclear Umbrella"

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Littauer Center, L-324 Fainsod Room, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
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Stephen Herzog, Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow with the Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Stephen Herzog is a Ph.D. candidate in...

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2020 Nov 18

East Asia Responds to U.S. Election Results

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Online Event (Zoom)

Sponsored by the WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Harvard University Asia Center, and the Korea Institute.

Toshihiro Nakayama
Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University; Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Shin-wha Lee
Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University

Wu Xinbo
Dean, Institute of International Studies; Director, Center...

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