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2022 OIE International Photo Contest- Special Korea Institute Photo Prize

February 3, 2023

2022 OIE International Photo Contest- Special Korea Institute Prize

On Friday, February 3, 2023 in the Lamont Forum Room in Lamont Library, the winners of the 17th Annual International Photo Contest were chosen. This award ceremony and reception was hosted by the Office of International Education (OIE). The photographs are from Harvard College students who have studied, worked, interned or done research abroad in the past year.

1. The Korea Institute Special Prize was awarded to: Soo Lee, Class of 2023, from Leverett House, an A.B. candidate in...

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Nicholas Harkness Awarded Honorable Mention for the Francis Hsu Book Prize from the Society for East Asian Anthropology

November 17, 2022


Glossolalia and the Problem of Language


Nicholas Harkness
Published by the University of Chicago Press

Glossolalia and the Problem of Language, by Professor Nicholas Harkness, Modern Korean Economy and Society Professor of Anthropology, was awarded...

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Lina Cho '23, Comparative Literature, Reflects on Park Dae Sung's Life and Work: "Wild Ginseng, Farm Ginseng"

November 15, 2022

At Harvard, it’s easy to lose track of the rest of the world. When your entire existence here is regimented into eight semesters, 128 credits, and a minimum GPA of 3.0, you sometimes forget that this isn’t the only – or even the best – way to do things. And it wasn’t until last week, when I heard the Korean artist Park Dae Sung speak on campus, that I personally got a wake-up call.

Since September 19, the Korea Institute at Harvard University has been displaying the ‘Park Dae Sung: Ink and Soul’ exhibition on the Councourse floor of the Center for...

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HSS Funding Fair

Undergraduate Summer Opportunities and Funding Fair

November 7, 2022

Summer Opportunities and Funding Fair

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: Harvard Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
59 Shepard St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Event Overview

The Summer Opportunities & Funding Fair is Harvard’s largest summer experience event. Connect with Harvard departments and organizations representing a wide variety of opportunities.

Come see the Korea Institute Table to see the KI undergraduate summer offerings in Korea.

For...

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KI Undergraduate Summer Programs Info Session Poster

Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Opportunities in Korea Information Session on Friday, November 4, 2022

October 6, 2022

Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Opportunities in Seoul, Korea Information Session

Please join us in-person, Friday, November 4, 2022 4PM (Eastern Time)
Room S250, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

We'll be talking about the following opportunities:

  • Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program
  • Summer Internships
  • Summer Research Travel Grants
  • KI Summer Language Study Grant to Ewha [Ewha International Summer...
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International Experience Fair

Engaging the World: Harvard College International Opportunities Fair, Friday October 7, 2022 1-4pm

September 26, 2022

Please join us for the Engaging the World: International Opportunities Fair on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 1-4pm in the Cabot Science Library, Science Center

Taking place during Harvard's Worldwide Week, the Harvard College International Opportunities Fair is an annual undergraduate student fair showcasing activities and funding available to undergraduates throughout the year. Connect with the international centers and offices, academic departments, and selected student groups that will send you abroad to study, research, intern or volunteer. Please stop by the Korea...

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Aqib Zakaria

Aqib Zakaria, ’24, Government, Korea Institute Scholarship to Attend Seoul National University- International Summer Program (SNU-ISP) Tuition Waiver, Summer 2022

September 12, 2022

This summer, I spent a month in South Korea at Seoul National University’s International Summer Program (SNU ISP). That short month was transformative for me, as it gave me deeper insight on my future career in East Asia, allowed me to make a connection of friends and colleagues all over the world, and confront my preconceptions of the country.

I enrolled in two courses at SNU ISP—one on the East Asian financial system and another on the application of international law. Through these courses I was able to engage with Korean professors who have served for decades in the Korean...

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Esther Kim

Esther Kim ’23, Government/ EAS, KI Undergraduate Thesis Research Grant (Remote), Summer 2022

September 12, 2022

Thanks to funding from centers such as Harvard’s Korea Institute, I was able to conduct fieldwork for my senior thesis this summer. The Korea Institute supplemented the costs of spending time in research, creating contacts, transcribing Korean interviews into English notes, and making site visits once in the country.

Before embarking on this research, I had formalized the question, “How does liberal religious advocacy influence South Korea’s human rights foreign policy on North Korea towards civil and political rights (CPR) v. economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR)...

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Joshua Park

Joshua Park, '24, History/East Asian Studies, KI Undergraduate Research Assistantship, Summer 2022

September 12, 2022

Faculty Project: Database of North Korean Cyber Operations
Faculty Director: Prof. John Park, Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School

This summer, I was a Research Assistant for Professor John Park at the Harvard Kennedy School-affiliated Belfer Center. Over ten weeks, I conducted a research project called ‘Database of North Korean Cyber Operations’. Effectively what this meant was that I would be examining North Korea’s activities, attacks, espionage acts in cyberspace. The end goal was to develop my own knowledge, assist Professor Park and his...

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