Special Events, Workshops and Conferences

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
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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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2018 Oct 22

Destination: World/Powered by Pechakucha

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018; co-sponsored by Harvard’s Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard China Fund, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs 

10/22 PechaKucha Poster

Kicking off Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018, student tales from beyond the comfort zone. Harvard College undergraduates share their inspirational stories about global engagement, intellectual exploration and personal discovery made possible through experiences abroad.

2018 Sep 27

Protest Dialectics: State Repression and South Korea's Democracy Movement, 1970-1979

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

The Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard-Yenching Library Book Talk; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
HYL Book Talk - Prof. Paul Chang

Paul Chang
Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Afternoon Tea with the Author: Harvard-Yenching Library Book Talk is a series of...

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2018 Oct 04

Democracy When You Least Expect It: Strong State Democratization in Authoritarian Asia

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200 N

Democracy in Hard Places Seminar; co-sponsored by Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Harvard Korea Institute

Joseph Wong
Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs, a Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

Professor Joseph Wong was appointed Associate Vice-President and Vice-...

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2018 Sep 18

North Korea as a Nuclear Weapons State

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Presentation; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute


Vipin Narang
Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Discussant: Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs (2003-06); and Commissioner, Japan Atomic Energy Commission (2014-17)

Moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
 

This seminar series is supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).

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

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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2018 Sep 25

The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Panel Discussion Organized by Professor Arunabh Ghosh; co-sponsored with Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Harvard Korea Institute, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University Asia Center, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, and Mittal South Asia Institute
...

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2018 Jun 21

"Korea in Great Transition? Diplomacy for Denuclearization and Peace-building"

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Belfer Center Library, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building, Room L369, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

Young-kwan Yoon, Former ROK Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University

This Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series public event will highlight the insights of a foreign policy professional with a unique combination of experiences as a senior practitioner and a leading scholar.

Bio:
Dr. Yung-kwan Yoon served as Minister of Foreign...

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