[KS] AAS Briefing: Korea Foundation Support Programs

Michael Pettid mjpettid2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 25 15:29:11 EDT 2011

Dear Colleagues,

I have been asked to post this announcement from the Korean Foundation concerning a briefing session at the AAS conference in Honolulu.

Michael Pettid

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 sessions.

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


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