Global Koreans: Perspectives on Korea’s Role on the Global Stage

image: globeJan­u­ary 13, 2014, marks the 111th anniver­sary of the begin­ning of Kore­an migra­tion to Hawaii. The influx of Kore­ans to the Unit­ed States and the oth­er parts of the plan­et con­tin­ues to this day. Today, the Kore­an dias­po­ra amounts to 7.3 mil­lion peo­ple in 140 coun­tries worldwide—or as many as 10 mil­lion if you count the sec­ond and third gen­er­a­tions.

In obser­vance of this anniver­sary, the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies and the Kore­an-Amer­i­can Club are pre­sent­ing a sem­i­nar focus­ing on rela­tions between Kore­ans and Amer­i­cans. The pro­gram will be held in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies Audi­to­ri­um at 1:00 p.m. on Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 13.

The pro­gram will include pre­sen­ta­tions by three senior Kore­an jour­nal­ists and a local his­to­ri­an of the Kore­an immi­grant expe­ri­ence in Hawaii:

  • Insun Kang, Edi­tor, Inter­na­tion­al News Desk, Chosun Ilbo: “Glob­al Kore­an’: Beyond Bor­der and Blood” (to be deliv­ered in Ms. Kang’s absence by Do Woon Lee)
  • Chan­ho Kang, Polit­i­cal News Edi­tor, Joon­gang Dai­ly’s Sun­day Edi­tion: “The Future of Korea and Expan­sion of Per­mis­si­ble Mul­ti­ple Cit­i­zen­ships for Kore­an Expa­tri­ates”
  • Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi, his­to­ri­an: “Kore­an Amer­i­can Foot­steps in Hawaii”
  • Yong Kirl Han, Chief of Coor­di­na­tion, Segye Times: “James A. Van Fleet: Beyond the Alliance.”

For links to more infor­ma­tion about the speak­ers and syn­opses of their pre­sen­ta­tions, fol­low this link.

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies events are free and open to the pub­lic. A lim­it­ed num­ber of box lunch­es will be avail­able free on a first-come, first-served basis begin­ning at 12:30 p.m.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing infor­ma­tion about access for the hand­i­capped, tele­phone the Cen­ter at (808) 956‑7041.

This event is made pos­si­ble in part by a con­tri­bu­tion from Dong­bu Insur­ance Com­pa­ny.