11th East Asian Social Policy Conference

image: conference bannerThe Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies and the Myron B. Thomp­son School of Social Work will host the 11th East Asian Social Pol­i­cy Con­fer­ence Thurs­day and Fri­day, July 24–25, 2014, at the Cen­ter from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The theme of the con­fer­ence is “Man­ag­ing Chang­ing Wel­fare Needs in a Grow­ing Trans­bor­der East Asia: Social Pol­i­cy Respons­es.”

The EASP inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence will pro­vide a forum for dis­cus­sion of a range of issues relat­ing to chal­lenges in East Asia, iden­ti­fy future research agen­da, and dis­cuss the role of social pol­i­cy. Areas to be cov­ered in the pro­gram include the wel­fare state and wel­fare regimes and gov­er­nance; migra­tion and diver­si­ty; fam­i­ly and care; health and Well-being; hous­ing; edu­ca­tion; age­ing soci­ety and the elder­ly; labor Mar­kets and inequal­i­ty; urban­iza­tion and chang­ing wel­fare needs; social pro­tec­tion and income main­te­nance; and eco­nom­ic and envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty.

Keynote speak­ers include Prof. Guan Xin­ping, Nankai Uni­ver­si­ty; Mr. Sang-Bum Kim, first deputy may­or of Seoul Met­ro­pol­i­tan City; Prof. Masakazu Shi­ra­sawa, Ober­lin Uni­ver­si­ty; Prof. Neil Gilbert, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley; and Prof. Tae-Ung Baik, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Manoa, a mem­ber of the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies fac­ul­ty.

The con­fer­ence orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee includ­ed Cen­ter fac­ul­ty mem­ber Prof. Bum Jung Kim, Prof. Jing Guo, and Prof. Kris­ten Lin­ton of the School of Social Work. The com­plete pro­gram and oth­er infor­ma­tion are avail­able at http://11th.welfareasia.org/. Ques­tions about the con­fer­ence can be addressed to easp2014hawaii@gmail.com.