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Event Archive 2010 - 2011

November 2010

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Center for Korean Research Colloquium:

"The (Dis)ability of Representation: Korean Literature and Film during the Pacific War" 

Moon Im Baek, Associate Professor, Dept. of Korean Language & Literature, Yonsei University

October 2010

Friday, October 22

Brown Bag Lecture:

“North Korea, The Next Generation: Implications of the DPRK Party Delegates’ Conference”

Charles Armstrong, Professor of Modern East Asian and International History, Department of History; Director, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University

Jeong-Ho Roh, Director, Center for Korean Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

School of the Arts, Theatre Program Columbia Stages thesis production: 

"Wine and cheese and a pre-show conversation: Translation and Adaptation of Walkabout Yeolha"

Written by Samshik Pai, Directed by Kon Yi (SOA Directing '11),
Speakers: Walter Byongsok Chon (Yale School of Drama, DFA Candidate) and Kyoung Park (SOA Playwriting '12)

September 2010

Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

Center for Korean Research Colloquium:

“Family and Domesticity Across the Cold War Divide: North Korea in the 1950s" 

“Rethinking Cold War Culture” 

Heonik Kwon, Professor of Anthropology, the London School of Economics

Center for Korean Research Regional Seminar/The Korea Society Conference:

"The Korean War Today"
Steven Hugh Lee, University of British Columbia
Charles Armstrong, Columbia University
Stephen Noerper, The Korea Society
Ambassador Charles Kartman
Heonik Kwon, London School of Economics
The Honorable Jin-Ha Hwang, Korean National Assembly
Gordon Flake, Mansfield Foundation
Alexandre Ilitchev, United Nations
Samuel Kim, Columbia University
The Honorable Young-Mok Kim, Korean Consulate General

May 2010

Sponsored by Pacific Freeze, co-sponsored by Center for Korean Research

"Military Spending in Asia - Reports from Japan, South Korea, and the United States"

Discussion led by PSPD (South Korea), Peace Network (South Korea), Peace Boat (Japan), and the Institute for Policy Studies (US)

April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

“Korean Soldiers in the Japanese Army: Reflections on Inclusionary or Polite Racism During WWII"
Takashi Fujitani, Professor, Dept. of History, University of California, San Diego

Korean Studies Regional Seminar 2010
"Regionalizing and Globalizing Korea: Assessing the First Two Years of the Lee Myung-bak Administration"


"Korean Diplomacy between the US, Japan, and China"
Cheolhee Park, Seoul National University

"The Korean Economy in a Time of Regional Integration and Global Crisis" Doowon Lee, Yonsei University

"South Korea's Globalizations"
Sun-chul Kim, Barnard College

"North Korea in the Post-'Sunshine' Era"
Charles K. Armstrong, Columbia University

March 2010

"Shamans Nostalgias and the IMF - South Korean Popular Religion in Motion"
Laurel Kendall, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University /
Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History

Co-sponsored by Korean Studies Group and Center for Korean Research:

"The Korean War in Children's Literature of North and South Korea"
Dafna Zur, PhD Candidate, Modern Korean Literature
University of British Columbia

January 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Co-sponsored by Center for Korean Research, Columbia University Bhutan Studies Initiative, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures:

“The Korean Wave in Bhutan: A Preliminary Research Report”
Dawa Lhamo, Head of the English language program at the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies, Royal University of Bhutan

December 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 

DMZ Coalition Conference:


Dr. K. C. Kim, Chair of the DMZ Forum Board of Directors; Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Charles K. Armstrong, The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Science, Department of History, and Director, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University

Dr. Saleem H. Ali, Secretary of the DMZ Forum Board of Directors; Professor of Environmental Planning and Asian Studies, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

Center for Korean Research Special Lecture:

“Perspectives on Political and Economic Dynamism in Northeast Asia- Challenges of China and North Korea.”

Ambassador Young-Mok Kim
Consul General of Republic of Korea to New York