Monthly Archives: March 2012

Asia Institute Seminar: Professor Marc Shell of Harvard University: “The Past, Present and Future of Money” (April 27, 6:30 PM)

Asia Institute Seminar


Professor Marc Shell

Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature

Harvard University


“The Past, Present and Future of Money”

Date:  Friday, April 27, 2012

Time:            6:30-7:30

Place: The Asia Institute

GCS International Building


Emanuel Pastreich
The Asia Institute

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Barak Obama’s talk at Hanguk University of Foreign Studies (March 26, 2012)

Here is the talk that President Obama delivered at the Hanguk University of Foreign Studies on Monday. Much speculation in Korea as to why he picked this university, as opposed to Korea University. Well you could say that many of the rank and file of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are from Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, as opposed to the political appointees from Korea University. But honestly, we do not know.

The speech is quite interesting because of the specificity about Korean culture and society that it brings up. A serious effort to engage in Korea. Read more of this post

Joong Ang Monthly Asia Institute Interview with Richard Bush (In Korean 월간중앙) April 2012

In this interview with Richard Bush, director of the Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies at Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., we discuss recent developments in China and the important role of Korea in Northeast Asia and around the world.

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Report on the Asia Institute Seminar on Nuclear power in North Korea (March 22, 2012)

Stephane Mot published this article about the lively discussion at the Asia Institute seminar on North Korea’s nuclear program held on Thursday.


Dr. Kim Myungja
President Green 21
(former minister of the environment; author of “The
Nuclear Dilemma”)
Dr. Sok Chul Kim
Senior Researcher
Korea Institute for Nuclear Safety
Ms. Sharon Squassoni
Proliferation Prevention Program
Mr. Scott Snyder
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies
Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy
Council on Foreign Relations

North Korea and Nukes: Back to the Stone Age?

As expected, North Korea set the agenda ahead of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit (see focus on Seoul Village), this time by announcing for April a ‘satellite’ launch in the general direction of (Japan, thank Kim The Third for small mercies) the East China Sea. Read more of this post

Emanuel’s opening remarks at Asia Institute Seminar on Nuclear Power in North Korea

Emanuel Pastreich (Broadcast of Lectures in English on EBS TV)

Here are two lectures of mine in English that were broadcast by EBS. The first lecture is on the novels of Park Jiwon and the second is about issues in Education in Korea and around the world.


EBS Lectures “The Novels of Park Jiwon” and “Life is a Matter of Direction, Not Speed” 

Interview with Emanuel on the idea of the “Seonbi” (scholar) (in Korean

This article in the Segye Ilbo Newspaper discusses my ideas about the importance of the humanities and the Korean tradition of the scholar “Seonbi”

March 19, 2012

Emanuel Pastreich interview in Segye Ilbo Newspaper


“Worse than the Great Depression” Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Seminar

This seminar at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation argues that the current situation is far worse than the great depression for America in terms of loss of manufacturing. The argument should be taken seriously.

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Asia Institute Seminar on Nuclear Power in North Korea


Asia Institute Seminar

On the occasion of Seoul Nuclear Summit


“Revisiting Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Security in North Korea”


Date:   Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Asia Institute Seminar with Nayan Chanda (February 3, 2012)



Asia Institute Seminar


Nayan Chanda

Author and Journalist

(Editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization)

Emanuel Pastreich


The Asia Institute

(Professor, Kyung Hee University)

“Korea and Globalization”

February 3, 2012

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