[KS] Engage Korea 2015 - Detailed conference information, topics and titles now available

Robert Winstanley-Chesters R.Winstanley-Chesters at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Nov 11 10:51:34 EST 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Engage Korea 2015 cordially invites students, junior scholars and professionals to attend our upcoming conference, which will focus on ways to improve the lives of the North Korean people. Please feel free to forward this email to others who may be interested in attending. Further Information can be found on our website at: www.engagekorea.org<http://www.engagekorea.org/>, and registrations are being accepted through Eventbrite at: http://bit.do/EngageKorea2015.

Engage Korea 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
9:00 - 18:00
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge

Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, UK
Itinerary and Timetable is as follows:
Plenary  1  09:40 - 11:00 - Health
Stina Bae (moderator), PhD student, Copenhagen Business School
Kee Park, Chair, Korean American Medical Association (KAMA) & World Korean Medical Organization Global Outreach Program
Topic: Doctors and the Engagement of North Korea
Sun-Hwa Lee, DULA International
Topic: Reflections on the North Korean Youth Para-Ensemble


Plenary 2  11:20 - 12:40 - Education/Culture
Sarah Son (moderator), Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Colin McCulloch, Professor of Management and Economics, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
Topic: Sowing the Seeds

Jana Hajzlerová, PhD Student, Charles University Prague and Chair/Director of Czech-Korean Society
Topic: Friends Lost and Found: North Korea Policies in the Czech (Slovak) Republic
Morten Traavik, Norwegian Director and Artist, Traavik.info
Topic: East of the Hype and West of the Propaganda

Plenary 3 13:40 - 15:00 - Tumen River Triangle: Development and Local Communities
In partnership with the North Asian Borders project, University of Cambridge

Hyun-Gwi Park (moderator), Research Associate, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
June Hee Kwon, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, East Asian Studies, New York University
Topic: The Marker of Borderland: Korean Chinese Anxieties and Memories about the Tumen River in Yanbian, China
Anastasia Konyakhina, Research Associate, Department of Social and Political Studies, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of Peoples of the Far East at the Russian Academy of Sciences
Topic: The Development of Khasanskii Raion: Potential, Problems and Perspectives
Robert Winstanley-Chesters, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge (Beyond the Korean War)
Topic: Narrative Topographies and North Korea’s Northern Rivers

Student-Led Discussion Groups  15:20 - 16:10
Please choose ONE discussion group
Group One
Mark Buttweiler (Leader), PhD Student, University of California, San Diego
Topic: Agriculture Productivity and Market Prices
Selcuk Koseoglu, Bachelor Student, Koc University, Istanbul and San Francisco State University
Topic: A Humanitarian Approach to Greater North Korean Integration
Group Two
Sung Kim (Leader), Masters Student, University of California, San Diego
Topic: North Korea and its negotiating edge during the first nuclear
Justin Kim-Hummel, Masters Student, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC
Topic: Lets Make a Deal
Group Three
Jan Blinka (Leader), PhD Student, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Topic: Security Relations between North Korea, South Korea and United States after the end of the Cold War: Reciprocity or Bullying?
Jongmin Park, Masters Student, Royal College of Art, London
Topic: Can architecture be neutral in a conflict zone?

Plenary 4  16:20-16:50 Discussion Group Feedback
Théo Clément (moderator), PhD Student, Sciences Po Lyon, France
Mark Buttweiler
Sung Kim
Jan Blinka

Film Screening  16:50—17:50
Yes! We Love this Country: An Art Journey to North Korea
Dir: Vivi Stenburg, NRK, 2012

Priority registration deadline: November 30, 2015
Registration fees include lunch. To register, please visit: http://bit.do/EngageKorea2015

To ensure constructive and honest discussions, Engage Korea 2015 is off-the-record, but media enquiries may be directed to:
 Sherri L. Ter Molen
Public Relations Manager, Engage Korea

commresearch at me.com<mailto:commreserach at me.com>

Enquiries regarding conference logistics should be directed to:

Robert Winstanley-Chesters

Engage Korea 2015 Conference Director

R.Winstanley-Chesters at leeds.ac.uk<mailto:R.Winstanley-Chesters at leeds.ac.uk>
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