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Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference 2017

The Future is Now: Mapping Social Change in Contemporary South Korea

Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference 2017

November 17 & 18, 2017 | 10:30am - 5:25pm | Weiser Hall, Room 1010

In recognition of the Nam Center's 10th anniversary, the 7th Perspectives conference will showcase a series of innovative, border-crossing and pragmatic conversations about the past, present and future of South Korean society across the domains of education, politics, economy, culture, regional relationships, and law.

This conference is free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the U-M Law School, Ross School of Business, School of Education, and the Departments of Communication Studies, Political Science, Screen Arts and Cultures, Economics, and Sociology, as well as by the International Institute/School of Education World History Initiative.

Keynote Address: Mapping Social Change from the Court: Constitutional Globalization in Korea

강일원 KANG Ilwon, Korean Constitutional Court Justice

Keynote Panel: The Two Koreas and Northeast Asia: The Future Is Now

崔之元 CUI Zhiyuan, Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Meredith Woo, President, Sweet Briar College

유승민 YOO Seong-min, Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

Conference Panels

Korean Economy at a Crossroads: Geopolitical Risks and Policy Shift

E. Han Kim, Professor, Finance and Business Management, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
정구현 JUNG Ku-Hyun, President, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs and Visiting Professor at KAIST School of Business
이석채 LEE Suk-Chae
, Former Minister of Information and Telecommunication

Korean-ness and Being: In Search of Hallyu's Transnational Identity

Kyung Hyun Kim, Professor, East Asian Languages and Literature & Visual Studies, University of California,  Irvine
주철환 JOO Chulhwan, CEO, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Peter Kang, President of Production, Lionsgate
Flowsion Shekar, CEO & Founder, Koreaboo & Founder, KCON

Lessons from Korean Education: Inside Reforms and Global Implications

Hyunjoon Park, Korea Foundation Professor, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Seth Andrew

Spaces of Citizenship

Jennifer Chun, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto
Ju Hui Judy Han, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
김명준 KIM Myoungjoon, Director, MediACT, Korea

For inquiries regarding this conference, please contact the organizers at: