Director Pastreich published an article in the Korea Herald (December 15, 2011) arguing that the next president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology should be a woman. He advocated for this change by saying that Korea is a trendsetter for the nation in the sciences. This was illustrated when Professor Robert Laughlin of Stanford was appointed president of KAIST from 2004-2006 and set a trend of appointing foreign faculty members to prominent posts in universities throughout the nation. Director Pastreich hoped for an increased role of women in the sciences with such an appointment.
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