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.
April 3, 2017
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“청년들이 바라보는 헬조선 및 5.9선거”
2017년 4월 17일
이만열 EMANUEL PASTREICH
전상구 & 박경홍
경희대학교 국제대학 대학생
최근 청년들이 헬조선 이란 현상을 심각하게 우려 하고 있지만 많은 경우 직접 자기 의견을 말하고 해결 방법에 대한 제안을 할 기회도 없습니다. 그리고 자기 주장을 잘 할 방법도 모르는 경우 가 많습니다. 이번 세미나에는 청년의 목소리를 직접 듣고 자유로은 대화 할 수 있는 공간이 제공됩니다.
World Citizen’s Organization
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