[KS] AAS meeting for Korea Foundation programs

Andre Schmid Andre.schmid at utoronto.ca
Fri Mar 25 10:44:37 EDT 2011

For those attending the upcoming AAS meeting and interested in an  
update of Korea Foundation support programs, a special information  
session is being held by the KF on the Friday evening of the  
conference. Please note that this special session is a late addition  
and is NOT noted in the AAS conference manual.

Thank you.

Andre Schmid
University of Toronto

Subject: [KS] “Briefing on Korea Foundation Support Programs” at  
2011 AAS

Briefing on Korea Foundation Support Programs

2011 AAS, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Korea Foundation is pleased to announce a briefing session for its  
Korean Studies support programs, along with an introduction of new  
initiatives for university institutions in North America.

The Korea Foundation operates a variety of programs to encourage the  
development of Korean Studies abroad through the establishment of  
professorships, employment of teaching staff, dispatch of Korean  
Studies visiting professors, and support for Korea-related activities.

In addition to institutional support programs, individual scholars are  
offered an opportunity to secure fellowship assistance for field  
research, Korean language training, graduate studies, and post- 
doctoral studies.

In this way, the Korea Foundation seeks to build an epistemic  
community through an integration of our existing support programs in  
North America with its new initiatives: KF Global e-School, KF Global  
Seminar, and KF Assembly.

The KF Global e-School program aims to expand the Korea-related  
curriculum at universities, in addition to basic courses on Korea’s  
history, culture, and language, by providing video lectures presented  
by senior-level professors of prominent universities, related to such  
areas as economic development, political science, international  
relations, and contemporary society. The online lectures will be  
supplemented with offline activities, including workshop and seminar  

The KF Global Seminar is intended to provide added insight into and  
debate of fundamental global issues by facilitating the exchange of  
innovative ideas and creative approaches, in an effort to promote the  
well-being and security of the global community.

In 2011, to commemorate the Foundation’s 20th anniversary, we will  
host a special KF Assembly gathering in Korea from July 6-9, 2011,  
which includes the participation of Korea Foundation-supported  
professors as well as the Directors of Korean Studies Centers and  
honored guests.

The briefing session will be held in conjunction with the 2011 Annual  
Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (Honolulu, Hawaii). We  
encourage you to attend the briefing session for additional  
information, along with welcoming any suggestions or thoughts that you  
might have about these programs.

▪ Date: April 1, 2011 (Friday) 4:30-5:30 p.m.

▪ Venue: Ala Moana Hotel, Carnation Room (2nd floor)

▪ Program: Information briefing and Q&A session

Following the briefing session, you are cordially invited to the Korea  
Foundation Reception (jointly hosted by the Korea Foundation & the  
Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa), which  
will be held on the same floor of the Ala Moana Hotel, as follows. We  
look forward to seeing you at our briefing and reception.

▪ Date: April 1, 2011 (Friday) 6:00-9:00 p.m.

▪ Venue: Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom II
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