Stories Filed Under “South Korea”

One Korea Forum

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 – One Korea Forum

One Korea Forum

One Korea Forum

The Power of Freedom in Addressing the Divided Korean Family

Empowering the Voice of North Korean Defectors

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Johns Hopkins SAIS, Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

To RSVP or learn more about this event, please visit: http://uskoreainstitute.org/events/OneKoreaForum

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Trends in South Korea’s Domestic Politics and Democracy

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 – Trends in South Korea’s Domestic Politics and Democracy

Unfinished Apologies: Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves of Wartime Asia

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and Asia Policy Point present

Unfinished Apologies:

Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves of Wartime Asia

March 1, 2016
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Kenney Auditorium
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

  • Caroline Norma, lecturer in the Master of Translating and Interpreting degree in RMIT’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Melbourne, Australia
  • Discussant: Katharine H.S. Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies

Panel 2: The Comfort Women of Japan’s Occupied Asia 

  • Griselda Molemans, Dutch researcher and investigative journalist, founder of the Task Force for Dutch Indies War Reparations (Dutch acronym: TFIR; Task Force Indisch Rechtsherstel)
  • Hilde Janssen, Dutch Journalist and author Schaamte en Onschuld[Shame and Innocent] and Troostmeisjes/Comfort Women
  • Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair, Vassar College
  • Evelina Galang, Professor of English, University of Miami
  • Caroline Norma, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  • Moderator: Yukiko Hanawa, Department of East Asian Studies, New York University

Keynote: Women in warfare, how far have we come?

  • Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Book signing with authors:

 Please RSVP here: 

http://uskoreainstitute.org/events/unfinishedapologies/

The event will be webcast here.

Remembering Amb. Stephen Bosworth

Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, 1939-2016. (Photo: Kaveh Sardari/USKI)

Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, 1939-2016. (Photo: Kaveh Sardari/USKI)

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.”

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Unfinished Apologies: Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves of Wartime Asia

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 – Unfinished Apologies: Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves of Wartime Asia

Gender, Work, and Family in South Korea

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS presents

Gender, Work, and Family in South Korea

February 17, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rome Auditorium
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

 

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