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.