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Korean Environment Seminar Series

The Korean Federation of Environmental Movements


The Asia Institute



This series of seminars introduces critical issues for the environment in Korea and in East Asia for all concerned citizens.  Korea is increasingly benchmarked by developing nations so that its policies and standards for environmental protection have far broader impact throughout the region. Moreover, environmental regulations have been much relaxed over the last decade with grave impact on air quality and water quality.

Seminars start with a short introduction of the topic followed by an open discussion. Interpretation for English and Korean will be available.


Please RSVP if you wish to attend the seminar series to:


High school and college students can receive a special certificate of completion and recommendation if they attend all the seminars and write up a short paper.


Time:  5-7 PM


Location:  KFEM (Korean Federation of Environmental Movements) Headquarters


Hoehwa Namu Café (next to Food Coop)


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23 Pilun daero Jongro-gu Seoul






May 21 (Saturday)

“Overview of the environmental movement in Korea and the prospects for the future”


June 26  (Sunday) 5-7 PM

“The nuclear question in Korea and in Northeast Asia”

Discussion led by Hyejeong Kim, Commissioner, Nuclear Safety and Security Commission


August 20 (Saturday)

“Coal and micro-particle pollution in Korea and NE Asia”


September 17 (Saturday)

“Recycling in Korea and in Northeast Asia”


October 15 (Saturday)

“Water issues in Korea and Northeast Asia”


November 19 (Saturday)

“The spread of deserts in Northeast Asia”




Kim Boyong 김보영

Korean Federation of Environmental Movements


Emanuel Pastreich


The Asia Institute

010 3444 1598


Asia Institute Seminar

Monday, May 23, 7-9 PM

“Security and trade in Northeast Asia

after the ‘Trump Doctrine’”


Moderated by Emanuel Pastreich

Director, The Asia Institute


@ WCO Anguk (see map below)


Presidential Donald Trump had made a series of statements recently concerning the security architecture of Northeast Asia and trade policy that has caused increased uncertainty in Korea, China and Japan. He drew into question many of the underlying assumptions about the nature of the American role in Northeast Asia.

For a leading Republican candidate for president to make such statements in an election year will be interpreted as an indication of future American policy by people in the region. Whoever may end up president of the United States, the world has changed since Mr. Trump made those statements.

What can Korea, other nations in East Asia, and thoughtful policy makers in the United States do to present a new vision for Asia that recognizes that the world has changed, but does not promote isolationism, increase the proliferation of nuclear weapons, or radically limit the concept of trade?


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