Director Emanuel Pastreich and Mayor Wansoon Park of Seoul gathered together on February 26 for a broad discussion of Korea’s potential and specifically the remarkable role that Seoul is playing as a center for innovation. The group of sixty or so civil servants from Seoul City Hall engaged in a lively discussion about how Seoul can serve as a leader in creating a new civilization for this age.

The occasion was the “Road of Books” reading group led by Mayor Park which had selected Emanuel’s new book “Another Republic of Korea” for this month’s discussion.

Emanuel presented a “Made In Seoul Declaration” in which he put forth a vision of Seoul as the leading city in the world that would empower its citizens to create their own environment.

 

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Pastreich and Park talking with employees of  Seoul City Hall.

Pastreich and Park talking with employees of Seoul City Hall.

Park and Pastreich talk about "Another Republic of Korea"

Park and Pastreich talk about “Another Republic of Korea”

 

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The Asia Institute Team:  Layne Hartsell Kim Hyung Yul Jeremy Seligson

The Asia Institute Team:
Layne Hartsell
Kim Hyung Yul
Jeremy Seligson

"Made in Seoul"  Declaration

“Made in Seoul”
Declaration