Emanuel Pastreich will make his first public speech at this press event, announcing his candidacy and answering questions from the press concerning his intentions and the larger implications of this campaign for the United States, for Northeast Asia and for the world. Questions from the press and concerned citizens are welcome.
Emanuel Pastreich started his career as a professor at University of Illinois in 1998. Since then, he has established himself as an advocate for deep engagement with Asia, for rational approaches to security and diplomacy, for the end to the speculative economy and to the obsession with growth, and for an immediate response to the climate crisis.
As I tried to understand how the global economy could be shut down by a handful of greedy people, I kept recalling a famous line by F. Scott Fitzgerald that I read many years ago but which has always stuck with me. I think if offers us much more insight than anything we are being fed by the media.
“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves.”
“Going Viral: COVID-19 and the response of the International Media”
Monday, March 16, 2020
Global and national institutions have been ripped asunder as the COVID-19 crisis has expanded beyond a simple medical challenge to become an ideological and systemic uncertainty about institutions. The entire agenda of finance-based internationalization that has held sway since the end of the Cold War has been drawn into question as the fragility of the current order is made visible. In this seminar, we will discuss the media’s response globally and how the nature of journalism has evolved as a result of institutional changes. We will also discuss possible new approaches to solving global crises that will move beyond this media-based narcissistic frenzy to pursue science-based global cooperation,
Discussion led by
The Asia Institute
The Asia Institute, Peace Program
36, Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Sarrim building Room no 401.
Lifelong Education Center
How to go there:
From exit 6 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Subway station, walk straight 20 meters.