Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 – One Korea Forum
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 – Trends in South Korea’s Domestic Politics and Democracy
The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and Asia Policy Point present
March 1, 2016
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Asia Policy Point invite you to attend a discussion on the unexamined and unresolved history of Imperial Japan’s system of sex slavery in wartime Asia. The panels will provide an overview of how the system came to be and how it was managed, discuss new research on the non-Korean Comfort Women, and bring the legacy of the Comfort Women system into contemporary understandings of conflict resolution and violence against women in warfare settings.
Panel 1: Framing the Comfort Women History – Japanese Comfort Women and their Antecedents
Panel 2: The Comfort Women of Japan’s Occupied Asia
Keynote: Women in warfare, how far have we come?
Book signing with authors:
The event will be webcast here.
Ambassador Stephen Warren Bosworth died of pancreatic cancer in his home in Boston on Monday, January 4, 2016.
Stephen Bosworth was a career American diplomat and was chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and held an appointment as a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was also served as the Payne Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University in 2014.
Ambassador Bosworth served as Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University from 2001-2013. His administration at Fletcher is credited with increasing the size of the Fletcher faculty and student body while securing the financial soundness of the school during a period of economic uncertainty. He oversaw the creation of new degree programs that have significantly expanded the scope of The Fletcher School’s teaching, research, and global outreach. During his tenure as Dean at the Fletcher School, Ambassador Bosworth also served President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy from 2009 to 2011.
“Stephen Bosworth was among the best diplomats of his generation. A consummate professional and a student of history, he managed American foreign policy skillfully at critical junctures and left an indelible imprint on America’s policy toward Asia,” said Vali Nasr, dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS, “He was a transformational dean at the Fletcher School at Tufts University where he oversaw development of new programs. Insightful, kind and considerate, he was a great influence on friends and colleagues and generations of students who studied international affairs.”
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 – Unfinished Apologies: Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves of Wartime Asia
The US-Korea Institute at SAIS presents
February 17, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1619 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The US-Korea Institute the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies invites you to attend a discussion on gender, work and family in South Korea. The panel will provide an overview of gender research on South Korea as well as presentations of in-depth case studies on transnational parenting focused on elite education and gendered politics in the South Korean labor movement.
With presentations from:
Miliann Kang, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director,
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Sociology and Asian/Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Gender Inequality and Feminist Research in South Korea
Juyeon Park, Ph.D. student, Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Who Draws the Big Picture? Gendered Intensive Parenting for Korean Students at US Elite Colleges
Youngju Seo, Ph.D. student, Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Politics of Gender and Labor in the South Korean Labor Movement from 1970 to the Present
Video recording available here: