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Solutions to Potential Challenges in a Unified Korean Peninsula: A Simulation

KASM, Sejong,  USKI 2

The U.S-Korea Institute at SAIS, the Sejong Society of Washington, DC , and the Korean American Sharing Movement (KASM) invite you to participate in a unique opportunity to engage with North Korean defector students. The students currently attend universities in South Korea and are visiting Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2015 Washington Leadership Program organized by KASM.

This simulation assumes reunification has already occurred on the Korean Peninsula. Sejong Society and KASM participants will be divided into five groups representing a specific issue within a unified Korean government: Education, Internal Security, Foreign Affairs, Economic Development, and Domestic Politics. Each group will be responsible for identifying various problems and challenges that a unified government might encounter, propose solutions, and present their final ideas to all participants. In the RSVP form below, please indicate your two preferred groups.

This event will allow participants to experience first-hand the unique challenges involved in building a new society through integration and careful planning, and to learn strategies for building consensus.We encourage innovative thinking in developing solutions to potential challenges in a post-reunification scenario.

Friday, July 10th
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Room 500
Bernstein-Offit Building,
Johns Hopkins SAIS  

1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20003

Light dinner will be served 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP here: http://uskoreainstitute.org/events/solutions/

Solutions to Potential Challenges in a Unified Korean Peninsula: A Simulation

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 – Solutions to Potential Challenges in a Unified Korean Peninsula: A Simulation

East Sea/Sea of Japan Workshop

A Workshop on the Naming
of East Sea/Sea of Japan

Thursday, July 9, 2015
9:00AM – 1:00 PM
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Society for East Sea will hold a workshop on the naming issue of East Sea/Sea of Japan. Since the early 1990’s, the name of the sea area between the Korean peninsula and the Japanese archipelago has been a cause of friction and debate. The workshop aims to engage in a constructive discussion on the naming issue.

 Featuring the following speakers/discussants:

CHOO Sungjae, President, The Society for East Sea
PARK Nohyoung, Honorary President, The Society for East Sea
Joseph S
TOLTMAN, Professor, Western Michigan University
Albert PARK, Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Charles NORCHI, Professor, University of Maine
Dennis HALPIN, Former Senior Professional Staff, U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
John SHORT, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
KIM Young-Hoon, Professor, Korea National University of Education
Norman CHERKIS, Five Oceans Consultants
RYU Yeon-Taek, Professor, Chungbuk National University
KIM Young Won, Visiting Professor, Seoul National University
YOO Euy-sang, Ambassador-at-Large for Geographic Naming, South Korea

 

*This event is invitation only.

East Sea/Sea of Japan Workshop

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 – East Sea/Sea of Japan Workshop

Asian Women in Leadership: A conversation with Florence Lowe-Lee and Jaehyang So

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Sejong Society of Washington, D.C. proudly present
a roundtable conversation on Asian women in leadership.

Featuring:
Florence Lowe-Lee, President and Founder of the Global America Business Institute (GABI)
Jaehyang So, Director of Trust Funds and Partnerships at the World Bank

They will share with us their distinguished professional journey as well as any cultural barriers and leadership challenges they faced in their career.  This will be an opportunity to hear frank advice in their respective field in international consulting and international development.

Tuesday, May 21, 2015
6:00-7:30PM
Rome Building, Room 812
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Please RSVP here.

Light dinner will be served from 6:00-6:30 PM.  The session will begin sharply at 6:30 PM.


Ms. Florence Lowe-Lee is Founder and President of the Global America Business Institute (GABI) in Washington, DC. As President of GABI, she oversees the organization’s fellowship programs and education/outreach activities on nuclear and renewable energy issues. Since its establishment in May 2011, GABI has sought to inform policy circles in Washington, DC on various policy-relevant energy topics, with a focus on Korea’s energy situation, international civil nuclear cooperation, renewable energy R&D collaboration, and nuclear fuel cycle issues.

Previously, Ms. Lowe-Lee served as the Treasurer and Director of Finance and Publications at the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) for 19 years. At KEI, she was frequently interviewed by the U.S. and Korean media on current issues concerning U.S.-Korea bilateral relations. Ms. Lowe-Lee also organized and supervised programs involving senior officials from Korea and the United States, as well as visits by Korean government officials and National Assembly members.  She also worked as Deputy Director of Operations for the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee, where she participated in the senior committee decision-making process.

Ms. Lowe-Lee holds a B.A. in Neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College and received an M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

 

Ms. Jaehyang So is the Director, Trust Funds and Partnerships at the World Bank. A Korean national, Ms. So joined the World Bank in 1992 as a Young Professional. She has worked throughout World Bank’s front line and corporate units focusing on privatization of utilities, financial and corporate restructuring of state owned enterprises, and infrastructure operations in East Asia, South Asia, Eastern and Central Asia, and Africa. Prior to her current position, Ms. So was the Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), one of the longest running global partnership programs of the World Bank, where she led the development and implementation of the program’s results management and monitoring systems and significantly leveraged the financial mobilization efforts and resources of the program. Ms. So has also served in selected corporate assignments throughout her career, including Adviser to the Managing Director, supporting the World Bank Group’s strategy, budget, and resource mobilization efforts. Prior to the World Bank, Ms. So was a corporate strategy consultant at Monitor Company, a management consultancy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, advising Fortune 100 level companies.

Asian Women in Leadership: A conversation with Florence Lowe-Lee and Jaehyang So

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 – Asian Women in Leadership: A conversation with Florence Lowe-Lee and Jaehyang So

Understanding Sexual Violence in Conflict: Regional Views of the Comfort Women Legacy

Featuring:

Shu-Hua Kang | Executive Director, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation

Mina Watanabe | Secretary General, Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace

 Bonnie Oh| (Moderating) Distinguished Prof of Korean Studies (Retired),
Georgetown University
 

Thursday, March 12
10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

 Please join the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and Asia Policy Point in commemorating International Women’s Day this month with a discussion by two spokeswomen for the survivors of sexual slavery.  Ms. Mina Watanabe and Ms. Shu-Hua Kang have devoted their careers to the care of and advocacy for victims of sexual violence and trafficking in Asia, and will be in Washington after presenting at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.

Shu-Hua KANG is Executive Director of the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (TWRF). TWRF was established in 1987 by a group of lawyers, scholars, and social workers to fight on the behalf of girls illegally forced into prostitution. In her 9 years at TWRF, she has devoted herself to promoting awareness about institutionalized sexual slavery by the Japanese military during WWII (“comfort women”), as well as to the prevention of gender violence in Taiwan. She is the executive producer of Song of the Reed, a documentary depicting the stories of Taiwanese “comfort women” survivors, as well as the chief editor of the book The Reason to be Strong, which shares the recovery processes of these survivors. She is currently leading a team in preparing for a women’s rights museum in the memory of Taiwanese “comfort women.”  http://www.twrf.org.tw/

 

Mina WATANABE is Secretary General of the Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace (WAM) based in Tokyo, which focuses on violence against women in conflict situations including military sexual slavery during the Second World War (the “comfort women”). Founded in 2005, WAM was a recipient of the Catholic Pax Christi’s International Peace Award in 2007. She has worked in women’s NGOs and parliamentarians’ offices with a focus on women’s rights, and was actively involved in The Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal for the Trial of Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery held in Tokyo in 2000.  http://wampeace.org/en/

 

 Please RSVP here

This event will be webcast HERE.