[SEMINAR] HISTORY, MEMORY AND THE PROMISE OF PEACE IN NORTHEAST ASIA (Wednesday, November 23)

HOPE MAY
PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AND ATTORNEY AT LAW
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

“THE IMPORTANCE OF KOREA’S PEACE HISTORY”

 


 

 

[SEMINAR] The future of North Korea and its implications for Northeast Asia (Wednesday, October 26)

Discussion led by Wang Son-Taek (YTN Reporter & Asia Institute Senior Associate)

This seminar considers the actual state of North Korea in 2016, trying to get behind the myths and fantasies that have distorted our understanding of that country. The discussion will cover the history of North Korea, its current economic, political and cultural construction and its prospects for the future.

 


 

 

[SEMINAR] KOREAN AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON JOURNALISM IN SEOUL (Thursday, September 29)

Speakers:
Wang Son-Taek YTN
Don Kirk Fortune Magazine
Steven Borowiec Los Angeles Times

This seminar considers the evolving nature of journalism in Seoul today and its impact on global media. A group of Korean and international reporters will share their perspectives on how journalism is evolving in Seoul today, the impact of technology and globalization and the prospects for the future.

 


 

 

[SEMINAR] VISIONS FOR EAST ASIA’S FUTURE (SUNDAY, JULY 24TH, 2016)

SPEAKERS:

BENJAMIN BUTLER (11:08)
FOUNDER OF THE EMERGING FUTURE INSTITUTE
“EMERGING PARADIGM SHIFTS: A CONFLUENCE OF GLOBAL REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO EAST ASIA”

PHILIP FRANSES (48:12)
SENIOR HOLISTIC SCIENCE LECTURER AT SCHUMACHER COLLEGE
“A NEW SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION: IMPORTANCE OF A DIALOGUE WITH EAST ASIA”

EMANUEL PASTREICH(1:31:07)
DIRECTOR OF THE ASIA INSTITUTE
“SUSTAINABLE CULTURE AND ECONOMICS DISCOVERED IN TRADITIONAL EAST ASIAN POLICIES”

MODERATOR AND DISCUSSANT:

DAVID A. MASON
PROFESSOR AT CHUNG-ANG UNIVERSITY

THIS SEMINAR CONSIDERS THE FUTURE OF EAST ASIA AS A SERIOUS TOPIC IN ITSELF, MOVING AWAY FROM COMMERCIALIZED PLATITUDES ABOUT A PERFECT CONSUMER SOCIETY. THE EXPERTS ASSEMBLED WILL PRESENT THEIR INSIGHTS INTO THE CRITICAL ISSUES THAT EAST ASIA WILL FACE AND DRAW ATTENTION TO POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AT A SPIRITUAL LEVEL THAT MAY OFFER UNEXPECTED POTENTIAL.

THE SEMINAR WILL ALLOW FOR AN OPEN DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE ABOUT KOREA AND EAST ASIA IN AN AGE OF UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE.

 


 

 

Prof. Patreich’s interview with Dr. Jin Kai: Emergence of the virtual reality era (Jun 1, 2016)

Dr. Jin Kai
Research fellow
the Institute of Sinology, Yonsei University
Associate
the Asia Institute

 


 

 

The Asia Institute Talk Concert “Climate Change And The Future Of East Asia” (October 30, 2014)

“Climate Change And The Future Of East Asia: First Steps Towards A New Civilization”

John Feffer
Director
Foreign Policy in Focus
Asia Institute Senior Associate

Emanuel Pastreich
Director
The Asia Institute
Associate Professor
Kyung Hee University

Xinyue Zhao
Member of The Asia Institute
Graduate Student
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Jimin Kim
Member of The Asia Institute Internships
Gangnam International School, Seoul, Korea

 


 

 

Richard Register @ The Asia Institute


Richard Register, President of Ecocity Builders, speaks to the 3E Café (environment, energy & economy) involving students from Tsukuba University, Solbridge International School of Business, August 19, 2009.

 


 

 

Kamran Eshraghian @ The Asia Institute

Third Asia Institute Forum, Kamran Eshraghian, Ph.D. Visiting Scholar, Chungbuk University

 


 

 

The Asia Institute Internships Members: Interview with Mr. An Chul-Soo (2014 Sep)

 


 

 

Globalization and The Role of SNS (June 6, 2014)

The Asia Institute Internships Opening Ceremony
June 6, 2014 at Kyunghee University
“Globalization and The Role of SNS in the 21st Century Education”
Gabriel Pettyjohn
Researcher at The Asia Institute

 


 

 

Emanuel Pastreich profile spot on Yonhap News, 2013/4/7

The Asia Institute on YTN News
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 Asia Institute’s Emanuel Pastreich on Korean studies at KBS World

Emanuel Pastreich is a professor of East Asian literature at Humanitas College, Kyung Hee University, Korea. Widely known as the acclaimed author of “Life is a Matter of Direction, not Speed” and the director of the research-based think tank The Asia Institute, Pastreich plays a key role in promoting Korean studies both at home and abroad. During our conversation, we talk to Dr. Pastreich about his professional work, factors that catapulted contemporary Korean literature into the international spotlight.

 


Introduction to The Asia Institute’s work on the environment

 


 

Introduction to The Asia Institute

 

 


 

Mark Hasegawa Johnson Interview (June 25, 2012)

A leading figure in speech recognition technology with a focus on Asia, Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson visited Seoul for a series of meetings arranged by The Asia Institute. Professor Hasegawa-Johnson works at the Beckmann Institute at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 


 

THE ASIA INSTITUTE SEMINAR ON NUCLEAR POWER IN NORTH KOREA (March 22, 2012)

Scott Snyder
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies
Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy
Council on Foreign Relations

Sharon Squassoni
Director
Proliferation Prevention Program
CSIS

John Endicott
President
Woosong University

Kim Myungja
President Green 21
(former minister of the environment; author of “The Nuclear Dilemma”)

Sok Chul Kim
Senior Researcher
Korea Institute for Nuclear Safety

Moderator:
Emanuel Pastreich
Director
The Asia Institute
(professor, Humanitas College, Kyung Hee University)


 

 

The Asia Institute Seminar  “The Past, Present and Future of Money” (April 27, 2012) 

Marc Shell
Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University Professor Marc Shell delivered a compelling talk on  “The Past, Present and Future of Money”  on April 27, 2012 in which he described the cultural, political, ideological and aesthetic aspects of money in historical perspective.

 


 

“Dream of My Grandmother”  (October 29, 2011)

Emanuel Pastreich relates how a dream of his grandmother during his early study in Korea cemented his relationship with that country.

 


 

“Korea Should Embrace its Cultural Roots” (June 15, 2012)

Emanuel Pastreich argues in this talk to the Korean Federation of Industry that Korea can best move forward by embracing the best of its traditions.” (in Korean)

 


 

The Asia Institute Seminar on Business and Research opportunities in Korea (February 18, 2012)


Vince Rubino
Senior Associate
The Asia Institute
(Senior Quality Assurance Advisor, SEEGENE INC.)

Joel Momberger
Senior Associate
The Asia Institute
(Director of Korea Tech Innovation Program IC2 Institute, University of Texas, Austin)

Heisook Lee
Director
Korea Advanced Institute of Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (KAI WISET)

Moderator
Emanuel Pastreich
Director
The Asia Institute
(Professor at Humanitas College, Kyung Hee University)

 


 

“What youth can do to change the world”(part 1)
“What youth can do to change the world” (part 2)
“What youth can do to change the world” (part 3)
Noam Chomsky
The Asia Institute Seminar
December 3, 2011