Young Researchers Symposium


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Don OberdorferWe are deeply saddened at the passing of our Chairman Emeritus and good friend Don Oberdorfer.

Our deepest sympathies to Laura and the Oberdorfer family.

In the words of our Director, Jae Ku:

“Don’s understanding of Korea was unparalleled. He not only understood but had internalized Korea’s geostrategic predicament and the Korean people’s sentiments. His deep knowledge of Korea came from his own eyewitness accounts of modern Korean development. Simply put, Don was Korea’s best friend.”

We will miss Don dearly, but his legacy and wisdom will live on.

Washington Post: Don Oberdorfer, longtime diplomatic correspondent for The Post, dies at 84

Young Researchers Symposium


The U.S.-Korea Institute and the Council on Asian Affairs present its 2015

Young Researchers Symposium

Please join us for three student presentations centered around issues in Northeast Asia, followed by Q&A and light refreshments.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

With a keynote address from
Eunjung Lim,  Lecturer, Korea Studies
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

and presentations by
Brian Chao, University of Pennsylvania; Wikistrat Inc.
“This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: Territorial Disputes and the Meanings of China”

Jonathan Corrado, Georgetown University; DailyNK
“North Korea: Pathways to Market Liberalization”

Caitlin Flessate, Korea Economic Institute
“Emerging into Sunlight: Changing Gender Concepts for Korean Women from 1880s – 1930s”

Please RSVP herehttp://uskoreainstitute.org/events/symposium/