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The 21st Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities

 Korea and Cultural Diplomacy

Politics and Meaning in Arts, Industry, and Civil Society

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Harry Harding Auditorium, 1957 E Street, NW, Room 213

Washington, DC 20052

[Program[Poster] [English-Korean Bilingual Press Release] [GW Media Advisory] 


Summary Program

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8:30–9:00             Coffee and Pastry
9:00–9:20 Opening Remarks: Jay C. Kim, introduced by Chang Ho Ahn

Congratulatory Remarks: Ahn Ho-young, introduced by Byung Goo Choi

Congratulatory Remarks: Ben Vinson III, introduced by Young-Key Kim-Renaud

Session I Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Chair
9:20–9:50 Kathleen Stephens, “Cultural Diplomacy and U.S.-Korea Relations”
9:50–10:20 Kyung Hyun Kim, “Historicizing Korean Popular Culture: Click, Scroll, Dribble, Shoot, and Shake!”   
10:20–10:30 Break
Session II  Gregg Brazinsky, Chair 
10:30–11:00 Katharine (Kathy) H.S. Moon, “Culture on the Korean Peninsula: Clash or Reconciliation?”
11:00–11:30 Yoon-shik Park, “Korea's Need for a New Economic Paradigm”
Session III Richard Grinker, Chair
11:30–11:50 Commentary: Dana Tai Soon Burgess
11:50–12:10 Commentary:  Ji-Young Lee
12:10–12:40 General Discussion
12:45–2:30 Lunch 


[In conjunction with the 21st Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Koran Humanities, a special program entitled, "Global Hallyu Forum," is presented by the Korean Cultural Center on the eve of the Colloquium, on Friday, November 8, 2013, in Jack Morton Auditorium on the GWU campus. Details at]