October 23, 2017
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“ 한국인만 몰랐던 더 큰 대한민국”
임마누엘 페스트라이쉬 경희대 국제대학 교수
11월 1일 수요일
장소: 경희대 서울캠퍼스 청운관 507호
– 신청 시 성명, 학번, 연락처 필수 기재
경희사이버대학교 교양학부 주최 임마누엘 페스트라이쉬 교수님 특강
< 한국인만 몰랐던 더 큰 대한민국>
교양학부에서는 임마누엘 페스트라이쉬 (한국이름 이만열) 경희대 국제대학 교수님을 모시고 <한국인만 몰랐던 더 큰 대한민국>이라는 주제로 특강을 진행합니다. 임마누엘 교수님은 예일대학교에서 학부를 마치고, 하버드대학교에서 박사학위를 받으셨습니다. 이후 일리노이대학교, 조지워싱턴대학교 등에서 교편을 잡았습니다.
4년 전 『한국인만 모르는 다른 대한민국』이라는 책에서 대한민국의 가능성을 살펴본 임마누엘 교수님이 이번 특강에서는 현재 대한민국의 위기를 진단하고, 나아가 한국인만 몰랐던 대한민국의 잠재력을 일깨워주실 것입니다. 특강 이후에는 교수님의 최신 저서인 『한국인만 몰랐던 더 큰 대한민국』의 사인회가 예정되어 있습니다. 많은 관심과 참여 부탁드립니다.
October 1, 2017
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Passionate discussion of Korea-China relations at Hongling Chinese Culture Salon
On September 27, 2017, the Hongling Culture Salon, a bimonthly gathering which offers an opportunity for Koreans, Chinese and other residents of Seoul to discuss current issues in Chinese language, held a special meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the normalization of normalization of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea.
The Hongling Culture Salon is organized by the Asia Institute, Kyung Hee University Cyber University and the Confucius Institute of Kyung Hee University. The seminar was our thirteenth such event.
I was tapped to lead an honest and at times, moving debate among the 50 individuals who gathered for the salon. We had much to discuss granted the aggressive approach of the Trump administration towards North Korea and China and the tragic impact of the deployment of THAAD in South Korea over the objections of the Chinese government.
Many attending were Chinese who have lived in Korea for many years, or Koreans who have lived in China for many years, in most cases with husbands or wives from the other country. The speakers expressed both tremendous enthusiasm about the potential for real cooperation in just about every field, a deep sadness that political circumstances had done so much damage, and desire to explore new routes forward. Read more of this post
September 29, 2017
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Asia Institute Seminar:
“A Republic of Korea Greater than Koreans imagined”
Is it possible?
Friday, October 27, 2017
Discussion led by
The Asia Institute
KT Olleh Square Innovation/Economy/Renovation Center
(First Floor of KT Building, Gwanghwamun [next to US Embassy])
(광화문 KT 올레스퀘어 창조경제 혁신센터 회의실
The Republic of Korea is faced with overwhelming challenges from the current economic collapse, the breakdown of an equitable society under pressure from an aging population and the unequal distribution of wealth and the constant pressure of climate change.
The problems are almost overwhelming, although few want to discuss them. Yet, might there not be some opportunities beneath the surface in Korean know-how, in the Korean culture and in the remarkable vitality of Korean youth? Join us for a open discussion with Emanuel Pastreich, director of the Asia Institute and author of the recent best-selling book, “A Republic of Korea Greater than Koreans imagined.”
May 21, 2017
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Asia Institute Seminar
Saturday, June 17, 2017
“India’s Strategic Interests in East Asia”
The Asia Institute
Asia Institute Chungmuro Office
24, Chungmuro 11-gil Jung-gu Seoul, Korea
중구충무로 11길 24번지 8층
India has taken a deeper interest in East Asia as it strives to define its new global role. This seminar will consider what India is looking for, who are the different parties competing to define India’s strategy and what are the prospects for the future.
Although India’s engagement with East Asia dates back to thousands of years, much of the developments in the realm of the business and strategic relations developed in the post-1990s to project itself as a regional power when it opened its market and launched its “Look East Policy”. Under this policy, it initiated forging several economic and commercial ties and also enhanced security partnerships with like-minded countries who are concerned with the increasing influence of China in the region. In the early years, the Look East Policy was primarily focused on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). India has since expanded the geographic domain of its policy to include Korea, Japan, China, and Australia.
As the power balance is moving from the western hemisphere to Asia-pacific region wherein the rise of China and the US’s pivot to Asia define the foreign policy debate in many countries, New Delhi has also crafted its foreign policy to stay abreast. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi led government soon after its emphatic victory in 2014 re-crafted the India’s “Look East Policy” to “Act East Policy” wherein it has sought to actively engage the Asian partners both from the economic as well as security perspective. This can be gauged by the fact that Asia has become one of the most focused areas of the present government. The Modi government has forged and revitalized several strategic partnerships and also tried to put impetus in the existing partnerships with countries which had lost its sheen due to India’s own policy paralysis in the last few years. The strategic interest is not only confined to military but it also includes economic interests. India is the second biggest market with its rapidly ballooning middle class wherein most of the Asian tigers including Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and many others have huge strategic interests in the world’s fastest growing economy.
Sunday, May 15 2017
March for Peace
Front of Sejong Culture Center
The Korea Peace Movement and the Asia Institute are holding a March for Peace on Sunday, May 15, starting at 2 PM in front of the Sejong Culture in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.
We live in an age in which conflict and destruction has torn so many countries apart and there is a real threat of world war if we do not make an effort to promote peaceful cooperation and offer up a peaceful model for how we can combine forces to address the tremendous challenges of our age.
Please do join us for this march and show that world that it is not enough to stand by in silence, we must actively wage peace.
“The US and Korean New President”
President of ProGlobal Consulting and Host of AsiaEast
Director of the Asia Institute
Friday, May 12
10 AM to 12 PM
Seminar Room 2
의원회관 제2 세미나실
STEPHEN COSTELLO is a policy analyst with 20 years of experience in Korea and Northeast Asia as political consultant, policy analyst, think tank program director, and tech-sector business consultant. Mr. Costello specializes in policy and politics in Korea and Northeast Asia as well as US policy and policy-making toward the region.
Emanuel Pastreich is the director of the Asia Institute and associate professor at Kyung Hee University in Seoul.
April 24, 2017
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I was there for the entire March for Science in Seoul last Saturday and had a chance to talk to a variety of teachers and students.
You can see me on the far right
The woman pushing the woman in the wheel chair is wearing one of the Asia Institute’s “Stop Climate change” pins.