Korea Institute

  1. Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    James F. Person, Coordinator, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Chaired by John Park, Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
    March 24, 2016

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  2. Leadership Forum
    Kyunghee Choi, President, Ewha Womans University
    Chaired by Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
    November 2, 2015

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  3. Wagner Memorial Lecture
    John B. Duncan, Professor, Departments of Asian Languages & Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles
    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University
    October 22, 2015

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  4. Ambassador Stephen Bosworth (1997 – 2001)
    Ambassador Kathleen Stephens (2008 – 2011)
    Ambassador Sung Kim (2011 – 2014)
    Moderator: Katharine Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and Senior Fellow, Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Professor of Political Science and Edith Stix Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies, Wellesley College

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs 10th Anniversary Special Event
    Co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    With support from the Kim Koo Foundation
    October 1, 2015

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  5. Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    Hyangjin Lee, Professor, College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University; Kim Koo Visiting Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
    Chaired by Si Nae Park, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
    April 30, 2015

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Korea Institute

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Mission
The Korea Institute is devoted solely to the support and development of Korean Studies at Harvard, as the hub for Harvard faculty, students, scholars in the field, and visitors to join together as a community for the study of Korea.

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Mission
The Korea Institute is devoted solely to the support and development of Korean Studies at Harvard, as the hub for Harvard faculty, students, scholars in the field, and visitors to join together as a community for the study of Korea.

History of the Institute
The Korea Institute was established in 1981 under the aegis of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, and in 1993 it became an autonomous institution directly responsible to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is the only organization devoted solely to the support and development of Korean Studies at Harvard.

The late Professor Edward W. Wagner was the Institute’s first director and guided the Institute in its early years. It was during Professor Wagner’s tenure that the Korea Colloquium was inaugurated and the first summer travel grants for students were awarded. During 1993 – 2004 the Institute experienced a major expansion under the directorship of Professor Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History. During the eleven years under Professor Eckert’s leadership, many new programs were put into place, including additional student grants and fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, and graduate student support. In 2004, Professor David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, became the third director of the Institute. Since then, the Institute has expanded its programmatic activities on campus and in Korea, particularly in the areas of undergraduate study, research and work in Korea. The Early Korea Project and other multi-year grant funded initiatives were established, and Korea Institute publications were started. Professor Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History, became the Institute's fourth director in 2011, the Korea Institute's 30th Anniversary Year, to lead a new decade of exciting growth in Harvard Korean Studies at Harvard.

The Korea Institute is an integral and dynamic part of the intellectual life at Harvard. In addition to the Korea Colloquium, throughout the year the Institute also supports academic lectures, workshops, and conferences led by Institute faculty. The Institute has a number of visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows and associates through an affiliated scholars program. Other activities include faculty research projects, Korean film screenings, art exhibits and occasional cultural events related to the teaching and research interests of Harvard’s Korea-focused faculty.

The Institute has also established a wide-ranging network of relationships with other centers and departments throughout the University and with colleagues and institutions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

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