Special Events, Workshops and Conferences

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

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 Dec 06

Modern and Contemporary Korean Art: Continuity and Transformation

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

2019 Harvard University Korean Art History Workshop

Schedule TBA

Organized by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University, and Sunglim Kim, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, Dartmouth College

The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Edward Willett Wagner Memorial Fund.

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 St., 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 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 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 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 Ave., 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 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

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 World War II and the historic visits of President Barak Obama to Hiroshima and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor. As Ambassador, Kennedy supported economic empowerment of women and worked to increase student exchanges between the United States and Japan. She strengthened cultural ties between countries through the International Poetry Exchange Project (IPEP), a program she co-founded that brought together high school students from New York City, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines with the goal of promoting cross-cultural dialogues through the exchange of poetry.

Kennedy is an attorney and the author/editor of eleven books on such subjects as law, civics, and poetry. From 2002 to 2013, Kennedy played a leading role in New York City school reform efforts, heading the Office of Strategic Partnerships and serving as Vice Chairwoman of the Fund for Public Schools. She currently serves as Honorary President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and is Co-Chair of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Harvard Institute of Politics. She is also a Director of the Boeing Company and a Trustee of the US-Japan Foundation and the Asia Society.

Ticketed event. Admission is by ticket only. Ticketing to the event in the Tsai Auditorium is closed.

Event can be viewed via live simulcast in the Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building

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

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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