[KS] "Impeachment and After: What Holds for the Future of Korea's Politics?" Panel Discussion at Stanford University, January 26, 2017)

Frank Joseph Shulman fshulman at umd.edu
Sat Jan 14 13:33:52 EST 2017

Impeachment and After: What Holds for the Future of Korea's Politics?

Korea Program Panel Discussion at Stanford University

Jiyeon Kang, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies And Korean
Studies, University of Iowa

Gi-Wook Shin, Professor of Sociology; Director, Shorentstein
Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Kathleen Stephens, William J. Perry Fellow, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific
Research Center, Stanford University; Former Ambassador To South Korea

Yumi Moon, Associate Professor of History, Stanford University

Thursday January 26, 2017

Last December, the Korean National Assembly voted to impeach President
Park Geun-hye, and her case is now under consideration at the
Constitutional Court. If the Court upholds the Assembly vote, she will
be the first Korean President to be impeached. South Korea will also
hold a presidential election within 60 days of the impeachment. While
it is not yet clear whether she will be impeached, the nation has
experienced political turmoil for the last several months. What has
led to the current political situation? What is unique to this case,
compared to previous political scandals? Is Korea witnessing a crisis
of democracy, or simply growing pains in its progress toward more
mature governance? This panel will discuss the candlelight protests
that initiated the push for her impeachment, the implications of the
impeachment process for domestic politics, and the effects of
political leadership crises on foreign relations.

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m. – RSVP required by January 24

Philippines Conference Room

Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Central

Ms. Debbie Warren
Center Event Coordinator
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
650-723-8387 (t)
650-723-6530 (f)
dawarren at stanford.edu


Source: An earlier version of this posting appeared on H-Asia on
Saturday, January 14, 2017 as part of a set of announcements entitled
"Shorenstein APARC Events for the Week of January 16".

Frank Joseph Shulman
Bibliographer, Editor and Consultant for Reference Publications in Asian Studies
9225 Limestone Place
College Park, Maryland 20740-3943 (U.S.A.)
E-mail: fshulman at umd.edu

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