2014 Truman Conference Schedule

Posted by AAC on Tue, Aug 26 2014 14:20:00

The 12th Harry S Truman Forum
Perspectives and Dialogue on Korea and the U.S.

Friday, August 29, 2014
Location: Mark Twain Ballroom in Memorial Union (N201/202 Memorial Union)
University of Missouri (MU) Campus in Columbia, Missouri

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8:15 - 8:45am

8:45 - 9:00am
Event Master of Ceremony by Sang S. Kim, Director of Asian Affairs Center, University of Missouri
  • Welcome Remarks by R. Bowen Loftin, Chancellor, University of Missouri

  • Opening Remarks by Sang-Yeol Kim, Vice Chairman, OCI Company Ltd., Korea & President of MU Korean Alumni Association

9:00 - 9:20am
Keynote address by Kwang-moo Park, President, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute: ¨Dynamics of Culture and Tourism Policy and Korea-U.S. Relations〃

9:20am - 10:35am
Session 1: Future of Democracy in Korea

  • Jaechul Lee, Assistant Professor, Dongkuk University, Seoul, Korea: "Assessment of Democratic Progress in Korea: People's Attitudes Towards Democracy"

  • Harrison Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Missouri: "DPRK in Our Connected World: Reform, Engagement, Freedom"

Discussants: (comments followed by open discussion and Q&A):
  • Kwangwoo Park, Professor, College of Business, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

  • C. Jerry Nelson, Professor Emeritus, CAFNR, University of Missouri

  • Hanseung Cho, Professor, Political Science, Dankook University

  • David Webber, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of Missouri

10:35 - 10:45am
Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00pm
Session 2: Now and Then: The Rise of Korean Culture on the World Stage

  • So Young Yoon, Director of Convergence Research Division, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute: "An Assessment of Korean Waves (aka Hallyu) in the Global Era"

  • Maija Rhee Devine, Author, The Voices of Heaven, a novel, and Long Walks on Short Days, a book of poetry: "An Unfinished Story"

Discussants: (comments followed by open discussion and Q&A)
  • Kihan Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Seoul National University

  • Michael J. Devine, Former Director, Harry S Truman Library & Museum

  • Ji-Yun Yu, Research Fellow, Tourism Policy Division, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute

  • Seungkwon You, Director of Global Leadership Program; Coordinator, Korean Studies Program, University of Missouri

12:00 - 12:10pm
Closing Remarks by Michael J. Devine, Former Director, Harry S Truman Library & Museum