This detailed investigation by Asia Institute’s intern Jung-Hwan Jang of the actual experiences of North Korean defectors in South Korean society gives a balanced view of the shifting nature of the defector’s saga.
“Examining Diversity in the Republic of Korea Through the Educational Lens”
The experiences of North Korean defectors: Do specialized schools aimed at North Korean defectors rather hinder their transition into South Korean society than help them?
Monday, February 27, 2017
@ W Stage Anguk 4th Floor (see MAP)
The Climate Crisis as the ultimate boon for innovation”
Senior Associate (former US diplomat)
The Asia Institute
When Bertrand Russell published his book Does Man have a Future? in 1961 at the height of the Cold War, he speculated as to the prospects for this misfit creature in light of the threat of nuclear war. We have somehow managed to survive, for the most part, for the last fifty years. This time, however, we face not only the peril of nuclear war, but also the apocalypse of climate change.
Oddly, the policy pundits who have so much to say about Syria or North Korea fall silent on the question of what to do about this overwhelming risk. Climate change offers challenges in terms of policy, culture and education far more profound than those posed by the Cold War.
This seminar by climate change expert Daniel Garrett will address honestly the revolutionary changes in practice, policy and education that are required to start to address the current crisis and solicit suggestions and proposals for East Asia, starting with Korea.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Asia Institute
The Arirang Institute
December 21, 2016
608 CENTENNIAL HALL
“What do young people in Korea want?”
The recent protests in Korea against the Park administration have stunned the world and brought new attention to Korea’s position as a vibrant democracy. Notable is the number of young people involved in those protests, including middle school and high school students, who have poured into the streets demanding change. But what sort of change, exactly, do they want? In this seminar we explore the background of these protests and consider their implications for Korea’s future domestic and international policies.
Introductory comments by
Emanuel Pastreich, director of the Asia Institute
Lee Jin-woo, journalist
Researcher at the Asia institute
US representative for the Arirang institute
(Assistant Professor at Mercyhurst University)
608 Centennial Hall,