[KS] korean studies at the university of california in jeopardy

Nathaniel Braun nathanbraun at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 07:25:19 EDT 2008


If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.  I am currently
living and working out of the San Francisco bay area, prominently including
Berkeley.  And I am available for activism and direct face-to-face meetings
with decision makers.  I am passionate about this issue also and believe I
could make a good case before the right people.

Nathan


On 4/24/08, Matthew Shapiro <karimunjawa at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> I have little to say about the financial issues
> discussed in the previous emails. I would like to
> address some of the comments made by Rob Oppenheim,
> who commented on Korean studies with a focus on
> technology. Granted, funding for technology transfer
> incubators, etc. is much different than standard
> departmental funding in Korean studies, the need to
> focus on Korea's technological advancements is
> paramount. This is a not-so-new but relatively
> understudied dimension to Korea's political economy.
> Sharing Korea-related funding with business projects
> may not be appropriate, but such projects themselves
> represent Korea's current development trajectory and
> must be studied carefully. (In the last 10-15 years,
> Korea and Taiwan have replaced France and the UK as
> the 4th and 5th most-patenting countries in the world,
> based on USPTO patent grants. No other countries have
> experienced such changes in this same period, and
> there is no indication that it will change in the near
> future.)
>
> Best regards,
>
> Matt Shapiro
> USC now, Illinois Institute of Technology in the fall
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