Asia Institute Seminar with Professor Benjamin Barber on March 25, 2013

Professor Benjamin Barber

The Asia Institute presents with HOBY Korea this unprecedented opportunity to speak directly to the world-famous scholar Professor Benjamin Barber and join him for an intimate lunch on Monday, March 25, 2013. The event is aimed specifically at those engaged in the education of high school students as this event is leading up to the Asia Institute’s GCF Youth Green Fund Symposium for high school students (July 12-14, 2013). Please contact me:


if you can attend.




Emanuel Pastreich



HOBY Korea & The Asia Institute

Haechun B/D #903, Yuksam-dong 831, Kangnam-gu, S. Korea

Tel: 82-2-569-9600 Fax. 82-2-569-7557

TOCC High Schools in the Republic of KoreaPrinciples/Heads of International Departments
SUBJECT Invitation to lecture by Professor Benjamin Barber at Korea Press CenterMonday, March 25, 2013 10:30 AM 12 PM followed by lunch
DATE SENT 2013. 03. 06
“I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don’t. I divide the world into learners and non-learners.”

-Benjamin Barber


We would like to offer you the exceptional opportunity to participate in a remarkable event: a lecture by one of America’s leading intellectuals, Professor Benjamin Barber, a man who has a keen interest in education and society and who has been invited for a special meeting with Mayor Park of Seoul to discuss Seoul’s efforts to globalize.

Benjamin Barber, author of seventeen books including the global best seller Jihad Vs. McWorld, is currently Senior Research Scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, City University of New York, and President of the Interdependence Movement. He will deliver a lecture on “The Future of Our Children’s Education.” Professor Barber’s talk will be followed by a short presentation by Professor Emanuel Pastreich (Kyung Hee University) about the Asia Institute’s upcoming “GCF Youth Green Fund Symposium” for high school students to be held in July 12-14, 2013.


Please honor our event with your presence.

Time and Location: Monday, March 25, 2013 at Korea Press Center (9th Floor)

10:30 AM – Lecture: “Internationalization and the Future of Education” – Prof. Benjamin Barber (City University of New York)

11:10 – 11:30 AM  – Q&A / Free Discussion

11:30 – 11:50 AM – GCF Youth Green Fund Symposium – Prof. Emanuel Pastreich

(Kyunghee University)

12:00 – 13:00 PM – Lunch


Spaces Available: 50

Application Deadline: Space-available basis

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Prof. Benjamin Barber’s Biography

Prof. Emanuel Pastreich’s Biography

Participation Application



Hyun Chul Hwang









Benjamin Barber


Benjamin R. Barber is a Senior Research Scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, City University of New York, President and Founder of the Interdependence Movement, and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University. An internationally renowned political theorist, Dr. Barber brings an abiding concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, globalization, culture and education in America and abroad.

Benjamin Barber’s 17 books include the classic Strong Democracy (1984) reissued in 2004 in a twentieth anniversary edition; the international best-seller Jihad vs. McWorld (1995 with a Post 9/11 Edition in 2001, translated into thirty languages) and Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in March, 2007 (ten foreign editions). His upcoming book, If Mayors Ruled the World, will be published by Yale University Press in 2013.

Emanuel Pastreich

Emanuel Pastreich serves as a professor at Kyunghee University as well as the director of the Asia Institute. The Asia Institute dedicated to the implications of technology for international relations.


Before coming to Korea in 2007, he worked at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington as Advisor to Public Affairs Minister and managed numerous cultural projects related to Japanese an American government He started teaching at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as professor of Japanese literature from 1997 to 2005. Pastreich studied Chinese at Yale University (1987) and received an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of Tokyo (1992), where he did all coursework in Japanese. After receiving a Ph.D. from the Harvard University (1997)




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