Colloquium: Women and Leadership in South Korea

photo: Kum-Sil KangThe Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies spring 2015 Col­lo­qui­um Series will present a dis­cus­sion of women and lead­er­ship fea­tur­ing for­mer Repub­lic of Korea min­is­ter of jus­tice Kum-Sil Kang on Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 24.

Kang, now senior advi­sor of One Law Part­ners, served with dis­tinc­tion in the Kore­an judi­cia­ry for thir­teen years, includ­ing serv­ing as a judge of the Seoul High Court. In 2003, she became the fifty-fifth min­is­ter of jus­tice of the Repub­lic of Korea and served until 2004. In her present posi­tion, she has been active in her firm’s con­tin­u­ing efforts to expand prac­tice in the People’s Repub­lic of Chi­na, as well as con­tribut­ing to the growth of eco­nom­ic ties between the Repub­lic of Korea and the People’s Repub­lic of China. 

Kang rep­re­sents the Jeju branch of her law firm and serves as a mem­ber of the selec­tion com­mit­tee for the Peace Prize award­ed by the Jeju 4.3 Peace Foun­da­tion. She also serves as direc­tor of The Asia Foun­da­tion Kore­an Office and as a spe­cial advis­er to Qiqi­har City, Hei­longjiang, Chi­na. She is a grad­u­ate of the Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege of Law.

In her col­lo­qui­um pre­sen­ta­tion, Kang will speak about her per­son­al expe­ri­ence and the impor­tance of women in lead­er­ship posi­tions in South Korea. Her talk will take place in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies audi­to­ri­um from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies col­lo­quia are free and open to the pub­lic. The Cen­ter is locat­ed at 1881 East-West Road on the UH Mānoa cam­pus. Paid park­ing ($6.00) is avail­able in the park­ing lot mau­ka of the CKS build­ing and else­where on cam­pus. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing arrange­ments for access for the hand­i­capped, tele­phone the Cen­ter at (808) 956‑7041.