Ray Kurzweil and Emanuel Pastreich delivers keynote addresses on technology and society

Director Emanuel Pastreich and Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity is Now and director of engineering at Google before their keynote speeches at RISE (research, innovation, start-up & employment), a conference held on May 21, 2013 at COEX Korea by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

The renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil and Asia Institute director Emanuel Pastreich before their keynot addresses at RISE (Research, innovation, start-up & employment), the international conference on science at technology held by the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.


Benjamin Barber at The Asia Institute

Professor Benjamin Barber, a senior research scholar at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, author of numerous books including best seller Jihad vs. McWorld, talks at a function hosted by The Asia Institute and HOBY at the Press Center near Seoul City Hall about interdependence, education, and his forthcoming book, If Mayors Ruled the World (2013). A press piece has been written by the Asia News Agency (Kor).


Emanuel Pastreich at TBS eFM 101.3 Seoul

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Emanuel Pastreich appears on Inside Out with radio host Walter A. Foreman on TBS eFM 101.3 Seoul aired on 1 December 2012. The event was held to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Inside Out and included a live audience of committed young people. Foreman and Pastreich discuss the past, present and future of Korean studies, the potential of the “Korean Wave” and Pastreich’s recently published book, Scholars of the World Speak out about Korea. Questions from the audience touched on the upcoming election and the essence of Korean culture. The full broadcast is available in two parts: Pastreich Part 1 (23:20), Pastreich Part 2 (27:14). Alternative Podcast is at Inside Out with Emanuel Pastreich.


Emanuel Pastreich book signing at The Soho

Dr. Emanuel Pastreich promotes his 2012 book, “세계의 석학들, 한국의 미래를 말하다”(Scholars of the World Speak Out About Korea’s Future); Seoul: Dasan Books; ISBN 978-89-6370-072, at The Soho near Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.


November 2 Seminar: Approaches to the Resolution of Conflict The Role of the Global Civil Society in Constructing a Peaceful Community

YTN News recently aired coverage of the seminar co-held with GCS International concerning the “31st Anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace”, 2 November 2012, on the topic of the “Approaches to the resolution of conflict: role of global civil society in constructing a peaceful community.” Chaired by Secretary General Cho Cheolje, speakers included Yury N. Sayamov, UNESCO chair and professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University; Lakhvinder Singh, president of the Indo-Korea Policy Forum; Tenzi Sherpa, general secretary and chair of TFT for promotion of Nepal abroad; and The Asia Institute’s Emanuel Pastreich. Click here to watch the video excerpt.

The world faces a remarkable number of conflicts today that call for a global effort to bring about a long-term resolution. The Global Common Society (GCS) and The Asia Institute have undertaken a concerted effort to identify effective strategies for engaging a variety of stakeholders through work with NGOs and educational institutions to lay the foundation for long-term engagement. In commemoration of the 31st Anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace, GCS and The Asia Institute hold a seminar to discuss how the global civil society create the precedent for a global culture that promotes peace.