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The Korea Institute, Harvard University announces the 2021 Student Grant and Fellowship Awards

May 21, 2021

These Korea Institute undergraduate and graduate student awards are generously supported by the Min Young-Chul Memorial Fund, Sunshik Min Endowment for the Advancement of Korean Literature Fund, Modern Korean Economy and Society (Sanhak) Endowment Fund, SBS Endowment Fund, SBS Foundation Research Fund and anonymous donors at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.

For summer 2021, all student study and research opportunities supported by the Korea Institute were conducted remotely due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions, except as noted.
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Bridget Martin

Announcing the 2021-22 SBS Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellow in the Social Sciences at the Korea Institute, Harvard, Bridget Martin

May 14, 2021

Bridget Martin is a geographer researching the evolution of the role of land in the US-South Korea security alliance from 1945 into the present moment. She has published research articles in journals such as Political Geography and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and is currently working on her book manuscript, Land Power: Real Estate and the US Military in South Korea. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts in Politics from The New...

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Announcing the 2021-22 Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute, Harvard, Dr. Bo kyung Blenda Im

May 3, 2021

The Korea Institute is pleased to announce the Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellow for academic year 2021-22: Dr. Bo kyung Blenda Im.

Bo kyung Blenda Im is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in popular culture and religion in Korea and the Korean diaspora. She deploys a combination of ethnographic, historical, and music-analytical methods to unsettle Western colonial epistemologies – particularly neo-Orientalist constructions of “Asia” – that condition the terms of inclusion and exclusion in the modern world. Her...

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Statement on Anti-Asian Discrimination, Racism, and Violence

April 8, 2021

The Korea Institute, alongside Harvard’s Asia-related departments, institutes, and centers, stands in solidarity with the Asian and AAPI communities in condemning violence and harassment wherever they are taking place. Sadly, these recent incidents are part of a long history of scapegoating and discrimination against foreign and immigrant communities. As such, we denounce them along with other racial injustices wherever and whenever they occur.

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Winners of the AY 2020-21 Korean Language Program Achievement Awards!

March 8, 2021

The Korean Language Program is delighted to announce the AY2020-2021 Korean Language Achievement Awards to recognize devotion and excellence in learning the Korean language and culture to the advanced level at Harvard University, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. With this recognition, a prize and certificate recognizing the achievement is awarded to the most outstanding students. In so doing, we hope to inspire more students in the field of Korean studies to understand the value of acquiring Korean language and cultural expertise.... Read more about Winners of the AY 2020-21 Korean Language Program Achievement Awards!

Statement on Academic Integrity (Updated on March 18, 2021)

February 19, 2021

The Executive Committee of the Korea Institute endorses a formal statement written by Professors Carter Eckert and Andrew Gordon in response to the recent publication by Harvard Law School Professor J. Mark Ramseyer. In doing so, we wish to amplify two crucial points at the heart of our mission at Korea Institute: to understand the historical context of events of significance to the region and population, and to establish this understanding through the scholarship of the highest quality and integrity.

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