December | 2016 | The Asia Institute

December | 2016 | The Asia Institute

This detailed investigation by Asia Institute’s intern Jung-Hwan Jang of the actual experiences of North Korean defectors in South Korean society gives a balanced view of the shifting nature of the defector’s saga.

Examining Diversity in the Republic of Korea Through the Educational Lens

The experiences of North Korean defectors: Do specialized schools aimed at North Korean defectors rather hinder their transition into South Korean society than help them?

PDF version

The Diversity in R.O.K. Education Project_Jang_Junghwan

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:00-6:15 PM

@ W Stage Anguk  4th Floor (see MAP)

 Seminar Room

“Apocalypse Yesterday:

Daniel Garrett

Senior Associate (former US diplomat)

Asia Institute

Emanuel Pastreich


The Asia Institute

When Bertrand Russell published his book Does Man have a Future? in 1961 at the height of the Cold War, he speculated as to the prospects for this misfit creature in light of the threat of nuclear war. We have somehow managed to survive, for the most part, for the last fifty years. This time, however, we face not only the peril of nuclear war, but also the apocalypse of climate change.

Oddly, the policy pundits who have so much to say about Syria or North Korea fall silent on the question of what to do about this overwhelming risk. Climate change offers challenges in terms of policy, culture and education far more profound than those posed by the Cold War.

This seminar by climate change expert Daniel Garrett will address honestly the revolutionary changes in practice, policy and education that are required to start to address the current crisis and solicit suggestions and proposals for East Asia, starting with Korea.

The Asia Institute


The Arirang Institute


December 21, 2016

6 PM



The recent protests in Korea against the Park administration have stunned the world and brought new attention to Korea’s position as a vibrant democracy. Notable is the number of young people involved in those protests, including middle school and high school students, who have poured into the streets demanding change. But what sort of change, exactly, do they want? In this seminar we explore the background of these protests and consider their implications for Korea’s future domestic and international policies.

Introductory comments by

Emanuel Pastreich, director of the Asia Institute


Lee Jin-woo, journalist


Yaerin Ku

Researcher at the Asia institute

Michael Lammbrau

US representative for the Arirang institute

(Assistant Professor at Mercyhurst University)

608 Centennial Hall, 

Sookmyung Women’s University

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.