Special and Co-sponsored Events

2019 Oct 10

Transwar Continuities of Colonial Intimacy: Korean-Japanese Relationships in Korean Cinema in the 1960s

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Common Room (1st floor), 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard-Yenching Institute Lunch Talk Series; co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Korea Institute

Su Yun Kim, Assistant Professor, Korean Studies Program, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2019-20

Su Yun Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Korean Studies Program at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of the University of Hong Kong, specializing in modern Korean literature and culture. She received a Ph.D. in Literature from the University...

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2019 Oct 10

Destination: World Powered by PechaKucha

4:15pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

Harvard Worldwide Week event co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, Center for African Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard China Fund, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Office of FAS International Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs,...

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2019 Sep 24

Japan and the Future of the Korean Peninsula

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 0128

Weatherhead Center Program on U.S-Japan Relations Presentation, co-sponsored by the Harvard Korea Institute's SBS Foundation Research Fund

Narushige Michishita, Vice President; Director of Security and International Studies Program; Director of Strategic Studies Program; Director of Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program; Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

Moderated by Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government...

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2019 Apr 22

Writing Asian America: A Reading and Conversation with Three Poets

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

S030, Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Asian American Studies Seminar Series; Sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and co-sponsored by the Korea Institute and Asian American Studies Working Group
4/22 Poetry Panel

Tamiko Beyer
The author of the poetry collections ...

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2019 Apr 05

Babies, Work, or Both? Highly-Educated Women's Employment and Fertility in Japan and South Korea

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar Series, Harvard University Asia Center; co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Korea Institute
4/5 Poster

Mary Brinton
Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese...

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2019 Mar 26

Preserving Asia's Colonial and Modern Architectural Heritage

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable; co-sponsored with the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Korea Institute and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute

Chao-Ching Fu
Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Hyon-sob Kim
Professor, Department of Architecture, Korea University, South Korea

Chen Liu
Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China; HYI Visiting Scholar 2018-19

Thant Myint-U
Writer, Historian,...

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2019 Mar 12

Revisiting the Wilsonian Moment in Asia, 1919

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

Joint Special Event; co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, the Min Young-Chul Memorial Fund at the Korea Institute, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
...

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2019 Feb 28

Hanoi Summit: The Start of Real Negotiations?

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

T-520 Nye A (Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School)

Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series; co-sponsored by SBS Foundation Research Fund at the Korea Institute

With the Hanoi Summit now confirmed, the Belfer Center will be convening a Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series event to assess summit outcomes.

Katharine H.S. Moon, Professor of Political Science and the Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies, Wellesley College; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy, The Brookings Institution
John Park, Director, Korea Project and Adjunct Lecturer in...

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2019 Feb 26

Endlings

Tue Feb 26 (All day) to Sun Mar 17 (All day)

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 01238

A.R.T. Subscription Season - World Premiere Play; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
ART

On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos—sea women—spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. They have no heirs to their millennia-old way of life. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a...

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2019 Jan 29

Three Deities Faith and Distribution of Scriptures in the Late Chosŏn: Based on the Collection of Holy Spirit Writing

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Common Room (#136), 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Jihyun Kim
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Seoul National University

Jihyun Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea. She received her B.A. (1999) from the Dept. of Religious Studies, Seoul National University and disciplined in Master Course at the same institution. She obtained her M.A. (2005) and Litt. D. (2010) from Kyoto University, majored in Chinese...

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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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