Stories Filed Under “South Korea”

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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Gender, Work, and Family in South Korea

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 – Gender, Work, and Family in South Korea

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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K-Wave Hallyu Expo

K-Wave Hallyu Expo Poster (final)

Please join the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) for a Korean Wave or Hallyu (한류) Expo. This event will feature musical performances by Cara Kim and David Tauler as well as discussions of Korean food by local restaurant owner Jonathan Cho and K-beauty by Korean brand TONYMOLY.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Kenney Auditorium
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here!

K-Wave Hallyu Expo

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 – K-Wave Hallyu Expo

USKI Policy Brief: “The Korean Wave in American Politics”

With growing confidence in their grassroots power, Korean Americans are now networking further to strengthen their political influence through enlightening themselves about voting rights, mobilizing the community for major elections, and encouraging the next generation to be more visible and active in Washington’s political arena.

USKI Policy Brief: "The Korean Wave in American Politics,” by Eunjung Lim & Dennis P. Halpin (9/11/15)SAIS Lecturer Eunjung Lim and USKI Visiting Scholar Dennis Halpin review the accomplishments and analyze the rising influence of the Korean American community in US domestic politics.

Download the USKI Policy Brief: “The Korean Wave in American Politics,” by Eunjung Lim and Dennis P. Halpin.

A shorter version of this brief was originally published as on op-ed in the Korea Times on September 8, 2015. Read it here.

Dr. Eunjung Lim is currently a lecturer for Korea Studies at School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include comparative studies on democracy and local politics. She has been researching on Korean Americans’ grassroots movement as well.

Dennis P. Halpin, a former US consul in Busan and Asian affairs advisor to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is a visiting scholar at the US-Korea Institute and an adviser to the Poblete Analysis Group.