Korea Institute

  1. Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
    Thomas P. Pinansky, Senior Foreign Attorney (Partner), Barun Law LLC
    Chaired by Paul Y. Chang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
    Co-sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
    October 10, 2013

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  2. Korea Colloquium
    Cheehyung Kim, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Duke University
    Chaired by Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
    September 26, 2013

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  3. Korea Institute Special Event
    Co-sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard "Learning from Performers" Program & Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

    Psy, Artist, Performer
    Discussant: Alexander Zahlten, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
    Moderator: Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History

    May 9, 2013

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  4. Jim Yong Kim
    President, The World Bank Group; Former President, Dartmouth College
    May 3, 2013
    Sponsored by the Tsai Lecture Fund at the Harvard University Asia Center; Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute, Harvard University

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  5. Korea Colloquium
    Sunyoung Park, Assistant Professor of Korean Cultural Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California
    Chaired by David R. McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Harvard University
    April 25, 2013

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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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