Publications of The Asia Institute

Publications of the Asia Institute

Asia Institute Brochure
This brochure introduces the goals and programs of the Asia Institute.
                                                                                              

 

Asia Institute Seminars 

2012                                                                                                                              

The Challenges and Opportunities in Korean Education
Asia Institute seminar with Regina Murphy,Senior Lecturer

October 1, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar with Regina Murphy Senior Lecturer

 Asia Institute Seminar with Regina Murphy

 

“The Crisis in Education in Korea and the World”
Asia Institute seminar with  Peter Hershock

September 15, 2012 – Asia Institute seminar with Director, Asian Studies Development Program
East-West Center University of Hawaii, Manoa

Asia Institute Seminar with Peter Hershock

 

“Korean Social Welfare in Comparative Perspective”
Asia Institute seminar with 
Eckhard Schroeter

August 28, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar with Eckhard Schroeter,  Professor of Chair of Public Administration Zeppelin Universität

Asia Institute Seminar with Dr. Eckhard Schroeter

 

The Real Issues on the Korean Peninsula
Asia Institute seminar with Larry Wilkerson

August 28, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar with Larry Wilkerson ,Pamela C. Harriman Professor of Government and Public PolicyCollege of William & Mary

Asia Institute Seminar with Larry Wilkerson

 

 Asia Institute seminar with N. R. Narayana Murthy
August 22, 2012 -  Asia Institute seminar with N R Narayana Murthy Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Technologies Pvt Ltd., India . Mr. Murthy is a legendary Indian business known for building Infosys Technologies from a local company to a global leader in consulting and technology services. This Interview concerns the position of SMEs (small and medium-size enterprise) in Korea and in the world.

Asia Institute Interview with Mr. N R Narayana Murthy

 

“The Outsider in Korean Politics”
Asia Institute seminar with Gregg Brazinsky

August 11, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar with Gregg BrazinskyGregg A. Brazinsky Associate Professor of History and International Affairs George Washington University

Asia Institute Seminar with Gregg Brazinsky

 

“An Indian Perspective on the Korean Peninsula”
Asia Institute seminar with  Jayanti Raghavan

June 2, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar withDr. Vyjayanti  Raghavan, Associate Professor of Centre for Japanese, Korean and Northeast Asian Studies,Jawaharlal Nehru University

Asia Institute Seminar with Dr. Vyjayanti Raghavan: 

 

“Populism in Korea”
Asia Institute seminar with Benjamin Barber

May 15, 2012-Asia Institute seminar with Benjamin Barber, Distinguished Senior Fellow Demos,President and Founder
CivWorld

Asia Institute Seminar with Benjamin Barber

 “Korean Media in Comparative Perspective”
Asia Institute seminar with Robert McChesney

May 9, 2012 -Asia Institute seminar with Robert W McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication ,University of Illinois

Asia Institute Seminar with Robert McChesney

 

Challenges in Korean Education”
Asia Institute seminar with Bertram Bruce

May6,  2012 - Asia Institute seminar with  Bertram Chip Bruce, Professor Library & Information Science University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Asia Institute Seminar with Bertram Chip Bruce

 

Asia Institute seminar with Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
May 29, 2012 - Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and serves as associate professor in the University of Illinois department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a full-time faculty member in the Artificial Intelligence group at the Beckman Institute.Professor Johnson is visiting Korea to meet with experts in academics and industry to discuss his research.

Asia Institute Seminar with Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

 

“Free Trade and the Status of SMEs in the Global Economy”
Asia Institute seminar with  Clyde Prestowitz

 April 21, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar with  Clyde Prestowitz, Founder and President of Economic Strategy Institute ,Former counselor to the Secretary of Commerce

  

Asia Institute Seminar with Clyde Prestowitz 

 

“The Outsider in Korean Politics”
Asia Institute seminar with Francis Fukuyama

Apri l 20, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar with Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) ,Stanford University

Asia  Institute with Francis Fukuyama

 

 “The Problem of the Media in Korea”
Asia Institute seminar with Noam Chomsky on Media

April 9, 2012 - Asia Institute seminar with Noam Chomsky ,Professor of Linguistics MIT . This seminar is about “The Problem of the Media in Korea”

Asia Institute Seminar with Noam Chomsky

 

“The Conditions for Engaging North Korea”
Asia Institute seminar with Jon Huntsman

April 9,  2012 – Asia Institute seminar with Jon Huntsman , American politician, businessman, and diplomat
Former United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China , Former Governor of Utah,Former Republican candidate for the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary

Asia Institute Seminar with Jon Huntsman

 

 “The Challenges of Korean Education in Historical Perspective”

Asia Institute Seminar with Michael Seth, Expert on Korean Education

September 4, 2012 – Asia Institute seminar with Professor Michael Seth of James Madison University about problems in contemporary Korean education and the historical precedents that underlie those problems. The PDF is available here.

Asia Institute seminar with Michael Seth

“Looking at Free Trade and Korea’s Position in a Globalized World ”
Asia Institute Seminar with Mark Kingwell

May 10, 2012 – Interview with Mark Kingwell, professor of philosophy at University of Toronto. This interview covers many of the rather complex issues of trade in our age related more to culture,  epistemology and human experience.

 Mark Kingwell asia institute seminar free trade

“Korea’s role in science and technology”
Asia Institute Seminar with Harold Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute

April 15, 2012 -   The Asia Institute interviewed Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute, Nobel Prize winner and co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, about his views on Korea and its emerging global role in science.
                                                                                                                                                            Asia Institute Seminar with Harold Varmus

“Engaging North Korea”
Asia Institute Seminar with John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus

April 21, 2012 – Seminar with the  John Feffer, author of North Korea/South Korea and director of Foreign Policy in Focus, on the subject of effectively engaging North Korea.

 Asia Institute Seminar with John Feffer

“Korea and in the History of Globalization”
Asia Institute Seminar: Interview with Nayan Chanda

February 03, 2012 – President & Director Pastreich conducted an interview with Nayan Chanda, renowned Indian author and journalist, about Korea’s new global role. Mr. Chanda is one of the leading experts on the topic of globalization. His comments on Korea are of particular value because of his conception of does not assume the West to be the center of the phenomenon.

 Asia Institute Seminar with Nayan Chanda

“China’s Future Role in East Asia”
Asia Institute Seminar with Richard Bush

February 13, 2012 – Dr. Pastreich, in association with the Global Peace Youth Corps, conducted a seminar with Dr. Richard Bush, Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. They spoke about issues related to China’s political role in the future and the importance of South Korea in relation to its neighbors.

 Asia Institute Seminar with Richard Bush

2011                                                                                                                                      

“What can youth do do to change the world?”
Asia Institute Seminar Transcript with Noam Chomsky

December 03, 2011 – The Asia Institute set up a teleconference with Noam Chomsky and a number of college students here in South Korea  on December 3, 2011. The Asia Institute recorded the event and produced a transcript of the entire seminar, which can be downloaded here.

 Asia Institute Seminar with Noam Chomsky

“Korea’s Place in comparative literature”
Asia Institute Seminar: Interview with Haun Saussy

December 29, 2011 – This is the transcript of an Asia Institute seminar with Haun Saussy a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, has been named University Professor of Comparative Literature in the Division of the Humanities and the College at the University of Chicago. One of the few figures with a deep understanding of both the Western classical and Eastern tradition, who has advanced arguments for a new global approach to comparative literature. Professor Saussy is the 17th person ever to hold the title of University Professor at University of Chicago, an honor given to distinguished scholars. In this interview both Dr. Pastreich and his students pose questions to Dr. Saussy about the Western and Chinese traditions of thought, and how the US could benefit from a fusion of the two.

 Asia Institute Seminar with Haun Saussy

 “Wrestling with Convergence”
Asia Institute Seminar Series

Four Part Series on the convergence of technologies and its implications for culture and society with members of the Asia Institute (Hosted by Korea IT Times).

Wrestling with Convergence, Part 1: What Convergence Hath Wrought
Friday, August 19th, 2011

Wrestling with Convergence, Part 2: Convergence in Space
Friday, September 30th, 2011

Wrestling with Convergence, Part 3: Defining the Convergence of Industries
Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Wrestling with Convergence, Part 4: Hopes for Convergence
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Articles

2012                                                                                                                              

By Honda Hirokuni
Moving Beyond Militarization: Northeast needs collective security, not conflict 

July 25, 2012 – Korea and Japan recently drafted GSOMIA (General Security Of Military Information Agreement), an agreement for closer military cooperation. The proposed agreement caused tremendous backlash in Korea. Media reports in Japan suggest that the Korean people are opposed because of anti-Japanese sentiment. But I personally feel that for Japan and Korea to take a military approach to their role in supporting the geopolitical order in Asia, under the supervision of the United States, is in no way a positive development for the stability of East Asia.

Article at the Hankyoreh

By Markku Heiskanen
The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: New Thinking in Northeast Asia?

March 20, 2012 – Markku Heiskanen, in association with James Goodby, has published an article at the Nautilus Institute that calls for a formal end to the Korean War, and therefore an end to the World War II legacy on the peninsula. This call is put forth in the context of 2012 being the time for more active diplomacy on the Korean peninsula. You can read the report online at the Nautilus Institute web site. A copy of the report is also available in PDF form here.

Address at the Asia Institute Seminar on the occasion of the Seoul Nuclear Summit

By Emanuel Pastreich

 

“Wise Words of Confucius on Shifts in Institutions”

Circles and Squares

October 22, 2012

 

“From Pacific Pivot to Green Revolution”

Foreign Policy in Focus

October 4, 2012

“From Pacific Pivot to Green Revolution” 

 


“Is the world really becoming smaller?”

February 06, 2012 – Dr. Pastreich takes a look at the negative side of technology in this paper, exploring the divides and other drawbacks that have been created by technology. As technology makes movement and communication easier, it also causes more strain and more divides between those who have access to such wonders of movement and communication, and those who do not.

Is the world really becoming smaller?

“Raise Expectations of Korean Language Competency in International Students”

January 25, 2012 – Director Pastreich published an article dealing with the politics of language on campuses around Korea. He advocated for the expectations to change regarding foreign use of Korean on campus for international students. He said that Koreans are too forgiving of Korean language ignorance and it brings negative consequences. The article can also be viewed online here.

Raise Expectations of Korean Language Competency in International Students

“Korea’s tradition of propriety: Godsend for network age”

January 25, 2012 – Director Pastreich published an article in the Korea Herald congratulating Korea’s tradition of propriety for creating a higher-quality discourse in the Korean-language Internet. He spoke about the distinct lack of manners that the Internet seems to engender in many languages, and the increased manners in which Korean-language internet users seem to conduct themselves. The article can be read online at Korea Herald’s web site here.

“Red Alert: Korean Language Instruction in the United States”

January 05, 2012 – Director Pastreich published an article in the Korea IT Times magazine advocating for an increased push for Korean language instruction outside of Korea to non-Korean speakers. He says that while Korean language instruction is adequate for expatriate Koreans, it is often targeted only at them at the expense of curious non-Korean speakers. The article can be found online here at the Korea IT Times web site.

2011                                                                                                                              
“A study in the growth of international biomedical research collaboration in Korea”

December 12, 2011 – Emanuel Pastreich, Ian Simon, and Alp Malazgirt published a study in the International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development that details the growth of collaborative efforts in biomedical research collaboration in Korea. With expert interviews and perspectives from many different countries in East Asia, the authors paint a more clear picture of the state of collaboration between countries. The article can be found on ingentaconnect’s web site and can be downloaded for US$18.00 plus tax.

“Next president of KAIST should be a woman”

December 05, 2011 – Director Pastreich published an article in the Korea Herald arguing that the next president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology should be a woman. He advocated for this change by saying Cialis that Korea is a trendsetter for the nation in the sciences. This was illustrated when Professor Robert Laughlin of Stanford was appointed president of KAIST from 2004-2006 and set a trend of appointing foreign faculty members to prominent posts in universities throughout the nation. Director Pastreich hoped for an increased role of women in the sciences with such an appointment. The article can be found on the Korea Herald’s web site.

“Korean Technology Beyond Motherboards and Displays”  

November 10, 2011 – Director Pastreich published an article in the December 2011 issue of the Korea IT Times, focusing on the definition of the word technology and its specific implications in Korea’s case. The article was also published online, and can be found here.

“Key Factors for the Future Success of Scientific Research Institutes”

September 09, 2011 – Director Pastreich had an article published in the Korea IT Times about the need for research institutes in Korea to develop a clearer vision of the relationship between a research institute and society, the building of global consortia, the integration of artists’ colonies, and other factors. The article was published in the September issue of the Korea IT Times and can also be found online here.

Key Factors for the Future Success of Scientific Research Institutes

“After Kimchi and Winter Sonata: The Intellectual Korean Wave”

August 16, 2011 – Director Pastreich published this article  in the Korea IT Times in which he speaks about the next steps that Korea must take in order to capitalize on the Korean wave phenomenon. The article can only be found online here.

“Take Naver Global Today!”

July 18, 2011 – Director Pastreich published an article in the Korea IT Times that speaks about the need to internationalize the number one Korean search engine, Naver.com. The article was published in the July issue of the Korea IT Times and can also be found online here.

“Korea as Number One in the Robot Revolution”
March 21, 2011

Director Pastreich published an article in the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report speaking about Korea’s capabilities in developing robotics. The article was published in the March edition of the magazine, and can also be found online here.

 Korea as Number One in the Robot Revolution

2010                                                                                                                             

“To Take the Lead Globally Korea must build the Ferrari of Hand-held Devices”
September 27, 2010

Director Pastreich published an article in the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report that calls for Korea to build extreme luxury handheld devices in order to take the next step on the global stage. The article was published on September 27 in the online version of the magazine, and also published in the December print edition.

 Korea Must Build Ferrari of Hand-held Devices

“Making Korea the Undisputed Leader in Construction Globally”
May 10, 2010 – Director Pastreich advocated for the Korean construction sector to take the lead in introducing new concepts of community and urban planning into the global marketplace in order to make a better name for itself in an article published in the MK Business News newspaper. The article appears online in English here.

“The Eco-Currency: A Proposal”
March 01, 2010

Director Pastreich published an article in the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report calling for a further integration of the environment and the economy, making it financially irresponsible to be environmentally irresponsible. The article can be found here.

2009                                                                                                                                  

“The 3E Café in Daejeon, Korea”
October 01, 2009

Director Pastreich had an article published in the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report regarding the 3E Cafe held in Daejeon on August 19, 2009. Three students from the 3E Cafe in Tsukuba, Japan, visited Daejeon for three days for this conference. Richard Register, President of Ecocity Builders (Oakland, California, USA), the man who invented the term “ecocity” delivered a talk and participated in a discuss of the 3E Cafe held at Daedeok Innopolis the evening of August 20. The article can be found here.

“Wenchuan as an Ecocity”
July 03, 2008 - Director Pastreich, in association with John Feffer, published an article suggesting that the city of Wenchuan could be rebuilt as an eco-city after the earthquake. The article was carried in Foreign Policy in Focus.

 “The Language of Climate Change”
April 23, 2009 – Director Pastreich published an article at Foreign Policy in Focus that calls for the ideas regarding climate change to be translated into the language of local business the world over, and for think tank organizations to reach out to multinational readers by putting up web sites in multiple languages. The article can be found online at the Foreign Policy in Focus web site.

“The Frankenstein Alliance”
March 09, 2007 – Director Pastreih published an article at Foreign Policy in Focus speaking about the alliance that the US has in Asia and analyzing its relative strengths and weaknesses. The article can be found here at the FPIF web site.

 

“Daejeon: Environmental Capital of Asia”

January 10, 2008 – Director Pastreich, along with Jung-Hoon Han, published an article in the English-language version of OhmyNews speaking about the prominent role that Daejeon would play in inspiring other cities in Asia to become more environmentally-friendly. The article can be found here.

2003-2005                                                                                                                       

 “The Balancer: Roh Moo-hyun’s Vision of Korean Politics and the Future of Northeast Asia”

August 01, 2005 – Director Pastreich had an article published in The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, analyzing the future of Northeast Asia in light of then-President Roh Moo-hyun’s politics. The article can be found here.

“Sovereignty, Wealth, Culture, and Technology: Mainland China and Taiwan Grapple with the Parameters of “Nation State” in the 21st Century”

July 01, 2003 – Director Pastreich, during his tenure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published a paper that introduces the historical background of the present confrontations and negotiations between Taiwan and mainland China and turns to a consideration of the debate on sovereignty between the two political entities and how that debate relates to the past events, the present legitimacy of both entities, and the new challenges of globalization. The paper can be downloaded here a at the ACIDS web site of  University of Illinois.

Reports

2011                                                                                                                                          

“Strategies for Promoting Successful International Collaboration in Convergence Technologies: A Consideration of the Korean Bio-Medical Field”

Asia Institute & Seoul National University’s Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology  Report on International Collaboration

September 01, 2011

The Asia Institute completed a report on strategies for international collaboration in technology convergence in cooperation with Seoul National University’s Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology that focused on new developments in the bio-medical field. This report was the culmination of Director Pastreich’s work  with University of Illinois, Yale University, MIT, RIKEN (Japan) and other institutes concerning effective strategies for international collaboration in convergence technology research. The study was guided by Emanuel Pastreich, Eugene Pak, Ph.D., of SNU, AICT, and Vince Rubino of SEE GENE Incorporated. Michael Gehret, Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies and Richard Herman, Chancellor Emeritus of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, participated in the study.

SNU AICT Report on International Collaboration

“Need for Convergence Technology Tools for Assessment of Toxicological Implications of Ionizing Radiation”

May 01, 2011

This is an Asia Institute report written by Vince Rubino detailing the effects of ionizing radiation in the environment in light of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. It was written in order to give an accurate picture of what the officials and residents of areas of Japan affected by nuclear radiation would be dealing with exactly. It includes an in-depth explanation of the three types of ionizing radiation, its effects on biological tissues, and calling for new tools to more easily determine if exposure has occurred.

Need for Convergence Technology Tools for Assessment of
Toxicological Implications of Ionizing Radiation

2010                                                                                                                                  

“A Survey of the Nuclear Safety Infrastructure in Southeast Asia and Prospects for the Future”
The Asia Institute and the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety

May 01, 2010

This is a report prepared by the Asia Institute for the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety detailing their assessment of the current nuclear safety infrastructure in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, and Laos. The paper makes the case that the regulatory bodies of the major Southeast Asian nations are increasing budgets and training experts in preparation for a new nuclear world, and therefore an accurate assessmen of the current state of that preparation is necessary.

                   A Survey of the Nuclear Safety Infrastructure in Southeast Asia
and Prospects for the Future

2009                                                                                                                                       

“Approaches to International Collaboration in Korean Biotechnology”
Asia Institute together & Korea Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
August, 2009

This report presents the results of detailed interviews and surveys of materials concerning effective strategies for international collaboration in biotechnology. The recommendations in the final chapter are particularly valuable. The full report is available here:

Approaches to International Collaboration in Korean Biotechnology

“Strategies for Cooperation between Ecocities”

August 26, 2009

This report was presented at the Asian Ecocity Summit held in Daejeon, South Korea, from August 24-26, 2009. The report detailed a plan for cooperation between cities desiring to become sustainable, energy-independet, and environmentally-friendly in the ways that they grew over the next few decades. The original document was presented in Arabic, English, Korean, and Mongolian, and all four versions of the document are available  for download in a zip file.

Strategies for Cooperation between Ecocities

Assorted materials

2012                                                                                                                                            

Address at Asia Institute Seminar on the Occasion of the Seoul Nuclear Summit

March 22, 2012 – The Asia Institute held a seminar on the occasion of the Seoul Nuclear Summit. Director Pastreich gave some opening remarks to set the tone of the event. He spoke about Albert Einstein’s attitude towards the issue of nuclear technology and preserving global peace. A transcript of those remarks is available here.

Asia Institute Seminar on the occasion of the Seoul Nuclear Summit

 

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中文

2010 3 26

态货币   

Green Grants

2008年3月3日

“中国汶川地震灾后重建中的国际合作”

中国新闻

斷想:網路時代的大學

华读书报

2001年2月21日

大学教育中的危机

2012年7月

Circles and Squares

 “何谓中国,何谓美国?

Green Grants

2004.03.09

“生态货币”

Green Grants

2010.03.26

“中国汶川地震灾后重建中的国际合作”

中国新闻

2008.03.03

한국어 

도시건설에 풍수를 입히자매일경제신문

글로벌포커스

2012년 9월 17일

과학·인문학 따로 노는 한국교육

매일경제신문

2012 7 30

“외국학생의 한국어 능력 떨어지는 까닭”

서울신문

2012년 5월 16일

한옥, 세계 최고상품 있다

매일경제신문

2012년 5월 2일

 한국 여성과 과학기술의 발전

국민일보

2012 4 30

선비 한국의 상징으로 키우자

한국경제신문

2012년4월21일

한국역사에 살아있는 민주주의 전통

국민일보

2012 4 2

 

서울에 천년간 빛날 건축물을

매일경제신문

2012년 4월 2일

 

한국의 루이비통` 기다리며

한국경제신문

201203 09

네트워크 시대 열어갈 한국 禮學

국민일보   

2012 03 05

 

한국 유기농의 무한한 價値

문화일보

2012년 2월 29일

 

한국경제신문

20122 08

한국 농촌 세계화 `전통` 담아야

 

상상력을 許하라!”

국민일보

2012년02월06일

 

“코리안 드림’ 뒷받침할 傳統문화”

문화일보

2012년 01월 20일

 

“연구소에 예술가 활동공간 생기면 풍부한 상상력얻을수있어”

전자신문

2012년 1월 5일

적색경보미국  한국어교육

국민일보

2012년 01월 02일

카이스트의 여성 총장을 기대한다

대덕넷 (Hello DD)

2011년12월12일

 

千年의 잠에서 깨어나는 한국인의 기술

문화일보

2011 11 30

“知的 한류’시대”

文化日報

2011년 10월 11일

“제2의 싸이월드 되지 않으려면”

매일경제신문

2011년 10월 22일

“외국인 눈에 비친 이상한 秋夕”

문화일보

2011년 09월 07일(水)

“한국사람의 생활방식이 전세계에 미치는 나비효과”

경희대학교 대학주보

2011년05월 23일

“외국인도 한국 생활 즐기게”

중앙일보

2011년04월03일

한국경제신문

“녹색한류` 만드는 길”

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Asia Institute News and Events 2012

Dr. Emanuel Pastreich Discusses the Importance of ‘Courtesy’ at the 2012 Forum on the Cultural Genes of Korea

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

 

 

 

 

 

(Seoul) Dr. Emanuel Pastreich, the Director of the Asia Institute, highlighted the concept of ‘courtesy(예의)’ in Korean history and its significance in modern Korean society during his presentation ‘Sun-bi and Courtesy: the Chivalry Spirit of Korea’ at the Forum on the Cultural Genes of Korea last Wednesday, October 10th which took place at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS). Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Chosun Media and organized by the Korean Studies Advancement Center and HUFS, the forum was part of the Discovery and Expansion of Korea’s Cultural Genes Program which aims to success and proliferation of the traditional value of Korea.

The participants searched for historical tradition and cultural colors within modern Korean culture under the topic of ‘Noticeable Cultural Genes of Korea in 2012.’ The first session covered four of Korean cultural genes which included ‘dynamic(역동)’, ‘endurance(끈기)’, ‘courtesy(예의)’, ‘humor(해학)’. The second session dealt the topics of ‘taste(맛)’ and ‘excitement(흥)’ followed by the third session on ‘harmony(어울림)’, ‘affection(정)’, ‘naturalness(자연스러움)’ and ‘community(공동체: 우리)’.

The event was the launching of the series of Forum on Cultural Genes of Korea which will be held annually.

Pastreich Lecture on the future of Korean cities at JSB

August 30, 2012

Pastreich was invited to give a talk at JSB Incorporated, one of the most innovative companies in Seoul working on environmental design on August 30, 2012. Pastreich spoke at length with the CEO Choi Jaejung, a remarkable figure who is known for his love of art and the environment (both he and his wife are artists) and his open style of administration. Link

Pastreich talk on “Networked science” at the Asia Research Network’s summer seminar in Japan

August 26, 2012

Pastreich presented a paper on Michael Nielsen’s new book: “Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science” at the second annual summer seminar for young Asian researchers of the Asia Research Network. Pastreich has worked with the Asia Research Network informally for the last two years.

The Asia Research Network grew out of the collaboration between Professor Hara Masahiko at Riken (and Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Professor Haewon Lee of Hanyang University on nano materials. Link

Pastreich Talk at KBS about the power of Korean Media

July 24, 2012

Director Pastreich gave a talk at KBS’s education center in Suwon on the topic of the Korean Wave and the future of KBS on July 24, 2012. The talk was intended for new employees of KBS and there were perhaps 150 young people, fresh out of college, who represent the future of Korean media.

The talk stressed the importance of Korean youth to take advantage of their remarkable cultural influence in the world to create a better future for us all. I gave examples of the impact that Korea can have in either a positive or negative manner, and drew attention to the great depth of the Korean cultural tradition, far beyond current K Pop, to inspire people around Asia and around the world to reach for something greater than consumerism and self-gratification.

“A Paradigm Shift for Science and Technology: Prospects for Administrative Regimes”

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Korean National Assembly

Pastreich delivered the keynote address at a seminar at  the National Assembly of Korea entitled “A Paradigm Shift for Science and Technology: Prospects for Administrative Regimes” (과학기술패러다임의 변화와 행정 체제). The event was sponsored by the Korean Congressional Research Service, the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations KFWSTA and Korea Advanced Institute of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology. Link

 

 

Asia Institute Seminar “The Great Green Wall: Desertification, the Economy and Security in Northeast Asia”

June 28, 2012 -
Asia Institute Seminar

“The Great Green Wall: Desertification, the Economy and Security in Northeast Asia”

Thursday, June 28, 2012
6:30-7:30 PM
Speakers:
Ambassador Byong Hyon Kwon (former Korean Ambassador to China; President of Future Forest
Dr. Kwak Sang Soo (senior research Korea Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology)
Moderator:
Emanuel Pastreich, Director of Asia Institute
Desertification is emerging as a central security issue for the world, and specifically for Northeast Asia in the current age. Climate change resulting from a diverse set of human activities is changing the ecosystem of Northern China, leading to the spread of deserts with profound implications for the region and the world. As the yellow sands from Mongolia and Northern China reach all the way to the United States, we must rethink the threat posed to the world by the misuse of land and dangerous misconceptions about the economy.

This seminar highlights the achievements of Future Forest and the project known as the “Great Green Wall,” an innovative approach to stopping the spread of the Kubuchi desert in Northern China through a combination of tree planting, land fixation technology and education in sustainable land management for local people that has proven the skeptics wrong. The “Great Green Wall” is an example of innovation in governance, education, agriculture and technology worthy of emulation and benchmarking.

Asia Institute Seminar: “Storytelling, Social Networks & Social Change” with Annabel Park

May 03, 2012 -
Asia Institute Seminar
“Storytelling, Social Networks & Social Change”
May 3, 2012
Annabel Park, Blogger and Activist and Founder of the Coffee Party led a lively discussion moderated by Professor Chip Pitts of Kyung Hee University and Stanford Law School in which she engaged both Koreans and internationals about the importance of creating powerful narratives as a means of bringing about meaningful social change.

The Asia Institute Seminar “The Past, Present and Future of Money” with Professor Marc Shell

April 27, 2012 - Professor Marc Shell’s Asia Institute seminar on Friday, April 27 on “The Past, Present and Future of Money drew a fascinating group of thoughtful individuals to GCS International for the Asia Institute Seminar. The talk itself was a rather involved consideration of the history of language and currency, and their interplay over the last three millennia. Details

Asia Institute Seminar about Contemporary Korea

April 15, 2012 - The Asia Institute held a small working seminar on contemporary issues in Korea with Charles Cho, Secretary General of Global Common Society, Annabel Park, film director, John Eperjesi, professor of English at Kyung Hee University, Jack Barton journalist and author, Lara Tosh, Director at Korea 4 Expats, and Emanuel Pastreich, director of the Asia Institute on April 15, 2012. The seminar focused on issues in education and included a detailed comparison of Singapore and Seoul.

Asia Institute Seminar: “Revisiting Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Security in North Korea”

March 28, 2012 - Stephane Mot published an article about the lively discussion at the Asia Institute seminar on North Korea’s nuclear program held on Thursday. He equates North Korea launching a missile to throwing a “dolsot” curling stone into the hottest point of contention between Korea and Japan. He went on to discuss other aspects of the issue of North Korea launching a satellite in his blog post.

Asia Institute on Korea’s Potential

February 18, 2012 - On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the Asia Institute hosted a seminar titled “Three Global Perspectives on Korea’s Potential in Research and Business” at the Paik Hae Young Gallery in Itaweon at 3pm. It was a discussion of Korea’s institutional strengths, and continuing challenges, led by three individuals with extensive experience working in Korea’s efforts to internationalize in both research and business. The focus of the seminar fell on which aspects of Korean practice and policy have been the most effective in propelling Korea to a new global role. Vince Rubino, Joel Momberger, and Heisook Lee briefly described their own perspectives and took questions from the audience, and Emanuel Pastreich moderated.

The Asia Institute Welcomes Ambassador Vishnu Parkash of India to Seoul

February 13, 2012 - The Asia Institute and the Indo-Korean Business and Policy Forum held a banquet in honor of India’s new ambassador to Korea, Mr. Vishnu Parkash on Monday, February 13, 2012. The event featured talks by President Pastreich and the president of the Dr. Lakhvinder Singh. Many dignitaries, including Mr. Jeong Sun Tae, Minister of Government Legislation, and Mr. Moon Kook-Hyun, president of the New Korea Party, attended the event held at the Lotte hotel in downtown Seoul.
India is playing an increasingly important role in Northeast Asia, with profound implications for all the nations of the region. The talks focused on the positive implications of such developments and the potential for new solutions of old problems offered by the changes.
Lately, the Indo-Korean Business and Policy Forum has been very active in organizations, conferences, and seminars to promote India-Korea ties. With more than 800 articles published by its members, it also boasts having created the largest body of knowledge of India-Korea academic literature. Its monthly magazine, the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report, reaches more than 200,000 readers every month. The Forum has also helped numerous Indian and Korean scholars to complete their research programs and doctorates by providing high-quality reference materials.

Korean Organic Farming

January 27, 2012 - The Asia Institute released a report on the state of Korean organic farming, putting forward the idea of current organic farming methods as a forgotten treasure and a preservation of thousands of years of tradition. The report can be downloaded in the publications section of this site.

Pastreich to Deliver Talk on Future of the Research Institute January 27

January 17, 2012 - Director Pastreich will present a paper entitled “The Future of the Research Institute” on Friday, January 27 at 4:20pm at the Nano-Bio Convergence New Technology Research Center of Kyung Hee University. Please attend if you have the time.This pdf details directions and other information about the event in Korean.

Presentation at 21st Century Women Leaders Forum on Importance of Women for Future of Korea

January 11, 2012 - Director Pastreich presented his essay titled “The Importance of Women for the Future of Korea” at the 21st Century Women Leaders Forum hosted by Korea’s Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Assocation on January 11, 2012. He was invited by the chairman, Dr. Myungja Kim, who has served as the Minister of the Environment for Korea. Photos and the full text of the essay can be found at Director Pastreich’s personal blog,Circles and Squares.

Noam Chomsky Seminar Covered by Jung Ang Monthly

January 05, 2012 - The December issue of Jung Ang Monthly Magazine (월간중앙) featured an extended article on the Asia Institute’s recent webinar with Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT. The article is 15 pages long. An English translation will be coming soon.

How Artists can Add to a Research Institute

January 05, 2012 - Director Pastreich published a Korean-language article detailing his ideas on how a research institute could incorporate artists into its campus in order to foster creativity and innovation. The article excerpt can be downloaded here.


Asia Institute News and Events 2010

UNESCO-WTA Workshop “Triple Helix Model of Innovation: Government-Academia-Business Cooperation”

November 03, 2010 - Pastreich was a commentator in an international conference on the importance of innovation systems involving government, industry and academics in Asia. Focus fell on the transfer of knowledge from developed nations to developing nations.

Pastreich discusses the marriage of art and technology at the Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute

October 29, 2010 - Pastreich delivered a talk at ETRI (Electronic Telecommunications Research Institute)–one of the most famous research institutes in Korea–about the need to increase the exchange between artists and those involved in technology. Pastreich was joined by Ms. Miyoung Jeon, owner of the SSol Gallery and Mr. Hyeongweon Jeon, owner of the Igong Gallery. Ssol Gallery and Igong Gallery are two prominent galleries in Daejeon and had not previously had any interaction with ETRI. The two gallery owners from Daejeon spoke about the arts scene here and made several very concrete suggestions for possible collaboration.

Discussion on Technology Convergence at KRISS

October 25, 2010 - Pastreich visited KRISS (Korea Research Institute for Standards and Science to discuss possible cooperation concerning technology convergence. The hope is that a forum for the discussion of technology convergence can be established.

Asia Institute Seminar at the Korea Institute “The Future of the Research Institute”

October 23, 2010 - This Asia Institute seminar focused its attention on the future of the research institute and the implications of technological change for its development.

Indo-Korea Business and Policy Forum Chairman Singh meets Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik

October 20, 2010 - Indo-Korea Business and Policy Forum Chairman Singh meets with the new Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik to discuss economic relations

Director Pastreich talk at KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) on the future of the research institute

October 18, 2010 - Pastreich gave a presentation about the evolution of the research institute and the need for comprehensive, global consortiums in future research.

Pastreich Appointed as Advisor to Gwangju Metropolitan City

October 15, 2010 - Pastreich was appointed as a member of the “Internationalization Committee for Gwangju Metropolitan City.” His responsibilities include international exchanges and FDI.

Director Pastreich appointed as Advisor for Planning and External Relations to Daejeon City

October 15, 2010 - Pastreich appointed to a committee within the city of Daejeon responsible for long-term planning.

Founding of the Korea Industry Convergence Association (KINCOA)

October 10, 2010 - Pastreich was named as a founding member of the Korea Industry Convergence Association (KINCOA) and made a member of the advisory committee with responsibility for international exchanges for Korean companies, research institutes and government. It was the first time in history that an international has been appointed the founding member of a Korean industrial association.

 

Director Pastreich visit to Water Analysis & Research Center of K-Water

October 10, 2010 - Pastreich visited K-Water, Korea’s water corporation, to discuss collaboration with the “Integrated Water Management Systems” Initiative of CMAS and the Asia Institute. CMAS (Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies) is part of the World Institute administrated by the Asia Pacific Rim Research Universities. Dr. Jim Falk of University of Melbourne serves as director.

Director Pastreich Appointed Advisor to Daejeon Metropolitan City

October 08, 2010 - Pastreich appointed as advisor to the city of Daejeon for planning and external relations. The work concerns the expansion of ties between the research cluster and peer institutions around the world

Launch of the Daejeon Global Forum

August 01, 2010 - The Daejeon Global Forum, an effort to bring together experts from all fields of Daejeon society to discuss the city’s new global role, was launched with the support of the Asia Institute.

Successful agreement of Asia Institute with IC2 Institute, KISTI and Daejeon Metropolitan City

July 25, 2010 - The IC² Institute of the University of Texas, Austin has joined forces with KISTI (Korea Institute for Science and Technology Information) and the City of Daejeon to launch a new program in commercialization of local technology. The program will be run together with the assistance of the Asia Institute.

Director Pastreich interviewed by KBS

July 15, 2010 - Director Pastreich speaks about his work at Woosong University and with the city of Daejeon in an interview with KBS TV.

Director Pastreich publishes article calling for linking convergence technologies with the reduction of fuel consumption

July 15, 2010 - Director Pastreich wrote an article for the Korean journal ET News arguing that Korea’s expertise in ICT is a golden opportunity to reduce the consumption of fuel by reducing the need to travel for business significantly.

Asia Institute, Korea Institute for Nuclear Safety and the Indian Embassy to host International Seminar on Nuclear Power in Asia

June 25, 2010 - International Seminar on Nuclear Power Hosted by the Asia Institute, the Korea Institute for Nuclear Safety and the Embassy of India.

Global Green Growth and the International Association of Science Parks

May 23, 2010 - The 27th World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) will be held in the Daedeok research cluster in Daejeon, Korea—one of Asia’s leading centers for innovation. IASP will focus on the multidimensional problem of responding to climate change and reimagining the economies, the communities and the manufacturing infrastructures of the world in the face of this unprecedented challenge. Under the rubric of “Global Green Growth” IASP XXVII Daedeok will bring together the full range of IASP members, complemented by a select group of experts in green technologies conversant on climate change to engage in a broad discussion of how science parks can serve as the vanguard in proposing viable solutions to climate change. IASP 27 will take up the mandate of Copenhagen 15 (the United Nations Climate Change Conference) for a drastic reduction in emissions and the establishment of a broad range of sustainable development initiatives.

 

Director Pastreich publishes article on the future of construction

May 10, 2010 - Director Pastreich wrote a paper in which he argued that the Korean construction could be globally successful if it made environmental issues, and creativity, an essential part of the package that it is trying to sell. “Making Korea the Undisputed Leader in Construction Globally”

Release of Report on Nuclear Power in Southeast Asia by the Asia Institute and the Korea Nuclear Safety Institute

May 05, 2010 - The Asia Institute submitted its report “A Survey of the Nuclear Safety Infrastructure in Southeast Asia and Prospects for the Future” to the Korea Nuclear Safety Institute (KINS), the product of a six month intensive study involving SolBridge International School of Business faculty Sergey Butakov, Michel Delorme and Emanuel Pastreich, with the assistance of Matthew Calabria and SolBridge International School of Business students Hu Die, Pamarthy Likith Srinivasa, Ngoc Bui, Yanti, Margaret Lopulisa and Mook Phipatseritham.

Director Pastreich Talks about implications for Logistics of Nuclear Power in SE Asia

April 23, 2010 - Director Pastreich spoke at a meeting of the Korean Association for Logistics and Distribution about the implications of the increase use of nuclear power in Southeast Asia for logistics. He stressed issues of safety and safeguards, particularly in the case of Vietnam.

Director Pastreich meets with Business Delegation from Seattle

April 22, 2010 - Daejeon’s Sister City Seattle sent a delegation of business representatives to Daejeon to discuss closer relations in business and research. Pastreich gave a presentation about Daejeon’s Green Growth Forum in which he suggested possible win-win strategies for cooperation at the local level.

Battelle Delegation Visits the Asia Institute

April 15, 2010 - A high-level delegation from Battelle, a leading international technology development company, visited the Asia Institute to discuss cooperation related to the internationalization of Korea’s technology sector. The meeting was attended by Landis Kannberg, Chief Technology Officer Battelle Korea, Charles Lucius, Vice President Sustainable Energy Battelle,Kathya Mahadevan, Senior Research Scientist, Energy Systems and Carbon Management, Battelle. Joel Momberger, Director of IC2 Institute Korea, University of Texas, Austin Alp Malazgirt, Professor, SolBridge International School of Business.

Director Pastreich discusses prospects for East Asia Integration

April 09, 2010 - Director Pastreich was invited to Busan to talk about the prospects for advanced economic integration in Northeast Asia. Pastreich stressed the complexities Of the Northeast Asian situation, but made a positive predictions for the near to mid-term.

Director Pastreich visits Nautilus Institute, MIT and CSIS to discuss Nuclear Power in Asia

February 16, 2010 - Discussed the present efforts of the Nautilus Institute to move forward with a program for non-proliferation in Northeast Asia and the possibility of KINS playing a role in that program. The program is not focused on nuclear power directly, but offers much opportunity for cooperation. In specific, a conference on a Korea-Japan Nuclear free zone is planned for Daedeok this year.

Director Pastreich visits Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam as part of nuclear power project

February 01, 2010 - Director Pastreich travelled to Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam in February, 2010. In Jakarta, he met with representatives of BATAN & BAPUTAN, the regulatory bodies for nuclear safety and nuclear energy to discuss Indonesia’s current energy policies. In Singapore, he was a guest at Nanyang Technical University, conferring with Asia Institute senior associate Professor Foo Check Teck and meeting Dr. Kim Hock KOH, Director Centre for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science of the Ministry of the Environment. Pastreichh also met with representatives of the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety I Hanoi and spoke with Vice Minister Tien of the Ministry of Science and Technology part of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Power research project with the Korea Institute for Nuclear Safety.

Asia Institute Launches Research Project with Korea Institute for Geosciences and Materials

February 01, 2010 - The Asia Institute launched a six month project to work together with Dr. Ahn Jihwan, senior researcher at the Korea Institute for Geosciences and Materials (KIGAM) to study the potential for commercializing a new carbon capture technology.

Director Pastreich visits Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam as part of nuclear power project

February 01, 2010 - Director Pastreich travelled to Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam in February, 2010. In Jakarta, he met with representatives of BATAN & BAPUTAN, the regulatory bodies for nuclear safety and nuclear energy to discuss Indonesia¡¯s current energy policies. In Singapore, he was a guest at Nanyang Technical University, conferring with Asia Institute senior associate Professor Foo Check Teck and meeting Dr. Kim Hock KOH, Director Centre for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science of the Ministry of the Environment. Pastreichh also met with representatives of the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety I Hanoi and spoke with Vice Minister Tien of the Ministry of Science and Technology part of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Power research project with the Korea Institute for Nuclear Safety.

Pastreich calls for the establishment of a G 20 Permanent Office in the New Sejong City

January 25, 2010 - Director Pastreich wrote an editorial in the Maeil Gyeongjae Sinmun (MK Newspaper) advocating that Korea can play a leading role in the G 20 era and should do so by establishing a permanent headquarters for the G 20 in the new Sejong City. Pastreich argued that Sejong could serve in part the role of an international city of diplomacy similar to the role played by Geneva, but with a focus on Asia.

Asia Pastreich calls for the establishment of a G 20 Permanent Office in the New Sejong City

January 25, 2010 - Director Pastreich wrote an editorial in the Maeil Gyeongjae Sinmun (MK Newspaper) advocating that Korea can play a leading role in the G 20 era and should do so by establishing a permanent headquarters for the G 20 in the new Sejong City. Pastreich argued that Sejong could serve in part the role of an international city of diplomacy similar to the role played by Geneva, but with a focus on Asia.

Asia Institute Participates in India-Korea Forum Hosted by Indian Embassy, Daedeok Innopolis and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy

January 18, 2010 - The Asia Institute helped to organize an international forum to explore the economic and technological implications of the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA ) between the Republic of Korea and India. Director Pastreich hosted the half-day event featuring policy makers, technical experts and businessmen and gave an address at the banquet dinner. The Forum was held just days before Korean President Lee Myung-Bak visited India as a state guest to sign a wide range of agreements for cooperation in business, research and government.

Director Pastreich Appointed as Columnist for the Maeil Business Newspaper (Maeil Gyeongjae Sinmun)

January 15, 2010 - Asia Institute’s Director Emanuel Pastreich has been appointed as a columnist for the Maeil Business Newspaper (Maeil Gyeongjae Sinmun), Korea’s leading newspaper for finance and business. He will write a monthly column on contemporary economic and political issues, especially those involving the United States and Korea.

The Asia Institute engaged to draft Daedeok Declaration for International Association of Science Parks International Convention

January 14, 2010 - Daedeok Innopolis has engaged the Asia Institute to draft the Daedeok Declaration, a far-ranging proposal for cooperation between science and technology parks (STP) around the world for cooperation in environmental policy and the commercialization of environmental technologies. The Daedeok Declaration will be the centerpiece of the International Association of Science Parks Annual Convention to be held in Daedeok Innopolis in May, 2010. The declaration will call for a new level of international collaboration in the commercialization of environmental technologies as part of the “Global Green Growth,” or G³, movement advocated by Daedeok Innopolis.

Second Biotechnology Report Submitted to KRIBB

January 10, 2010 - Director Pastreich, Dr. Ian Simon, the Director of the Biotechnology Initiative, and Dr. Alp Malazgirt of SolBridge International School of Business submitted the second report to the Korea Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB). This report focuses on successful international efforts in biotechnology involving Korea and makes concrete suggestions for future efforts.