“The World and Korean Politics: Influence and Contribution” - Call For Papers the World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2013
▶ Dates: August 22(Thu) – 23(Fri), 2013
▶ Venue: Korea University Business School, Seoul, Republic of Korea
▶ Proposal Submission Due: May 20(Mon), 2013
The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society is a biennial conference organized by the Korean Political Science Association (KPSA) to make innovative and insightful discussions on Korean politics.
This year’s Congress will be held from August 22(Thu) to August 23(Fri) at Korea University Campus. The main theme of the Congress is “The World and Korean Politics: Influence and Contribution.” Under this theme, we will question how the world scholarship has influenced on politics in Korea as well as how the Korean scholarship has contributed to the studies of politics in the world. The Congress will bring together distinguished scholars to Seoul for two days to share their insights into the interrelationship between Korean politics and the politics around the world.
We welcome submissions of papers, full-panel, and round-table proposals for the following sub-themes such as:
• Issues in Research Methodology
• Politics in Western Societies and Its Comparison with Asia
• Korean Politics in Asian Societies
• Korean Politics: View from Outside
• Democracy and Governance
• Korean Political Economy
• Political Thoughts in Korea
• North Korean Issues
• Multicultural Issues in Korea
• Globalization and Glocalization
• World Security and Korean Peninsula
• Electoral and Legislative Politics in Korea
This exemplary list of sub-themes is neither exhaustive nor exclusive; we welcome any panel or paper concerning issues of Korean Politics, as long as it covers topics under the broad banner of “The World and Korean Politics: Influence and Contribution.”
▶ Language: papers for presentation can be written either English or in Korean. Please indicate whether you wish to participate in an English panel or a Korean panel.
▶ Accommodation: The KPSA will cover up to three nights of accommodation for all participants from abroad without charges in Holiday Inn Sungbuk & CJ House at Korea University.
▶ Contact: for proposal submission, panel suggestion, accommodation application, and conference registration, please visit our website http://kpsa.or.kr/congress2013/ .
For further queries, please contact Program Director at email@example.com
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2nd-4th September 2013
The Asia Research Initiative, the Department of International Relations and European Studies, and the Department of Public Policy at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) are pleased to announce the conference ‘Political, Social and Economic Polarization in Divided Societies: Korea in a global context.’ The event is hosted by Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and will take place on 2-4 September 2013.
Calls for economic democratization dominated both presidential and general electoral campaigns in South Korea in 2012. Income inequalities, low employment rates among women, uncertain job prospects for the youth, raise questions over the role of the large industrial conglomerates in Korean society, its impact on social and economic relations and more generally their role in the country’s politics. At the same time, the country appears divided along ideological, regional, and generational lines.
The organisers especially welcome papers addressing one or more of the following issues:
- sources of polarization in the Korean economy and society;
- politics and business;
- Korea and the global financial crisis;
- revisiting the state-led development model;
- emerging cleavages in Korean society;
- crisis of the welfare system and new democracies;
- protest, resistance and activism.
The conference aims to discuss such themes within a comparative and interdisciplinary environment. The organizers plan to publish selected papers as a special issue of a journal or as an edited volume.
The event seeks to increase the awareness of the importance of Korea and Korean Studies in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The areas covered in the conference range from the humanities to the social sciences. Pre-organized panel submissions are strongly encouraged.
Submission of Proposals
Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (as an attachment in MS Word, RTF or PDF format). Please include:
2) Institutional affiliation
4) E-mail address
5) A one-page CV
6) Title of Paper (maximum 20 words)
7) Abstract of Paper (maximum 350 words)
The working language of the conference is English.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 20th May 2013. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 31st May.
Full details of the program, registration and accommodation arrangements will be available by 30th June.
For all enquiries contact Dr. Youngmi Kim (Department of Public Policy/ International Relations and European Studies, CEU) or Anna Pasztor at email@example.com.
The event is supported by the Korea Foundation and is organized within the framework of the Global E-school in Eurasia in 2012, a project aimed at developing a multi-university and multi-platform online real-time curriculum in Korean Studies. Central European University is the first European university to host a Global E-School, which brings together – alongside CEU, ELTE in Budapest (Hungary), the University of Vienna (Austria), the University of Paris Diderot, La Rochelle (France), the University of Bologna (Italy), University of Turku, Aalto University (Finland), the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Turkey), the Tajik State University of Commerce in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), the American University of Central Asia, International University of Central Asia in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan) and Petrozavodsk State University (Russia).
The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for three PhD fellowships, as part of a project entitled ‘Garbage Matters: A Comparative History of Waste in East Asia’. The fellowships will be for four full-time years, starting September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
‘Garbage Matters’ will examine household garbage in contemporary East Asia, and explore the historical shifts behind the transformation of practices related to the ‘production’ and disposal of waste since the Second World War. A comparative analysis, applied at two levels – intra-regional (between China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan) and global (East Asia versus Europe) – forms the overarching framework of the project. The point of departure is the premise that garbage is not simply a ‘matter of waste’, but a social phenomenon reflecting modes of production and consumption, and dominant social values in a particular cultural setting.
Working closely with Prof. Cwiertka and other senior academics, the PhD students will focus on Japan (sub-project A), South Korea (B) and Taiwan (C), respectively. They will map contemporary waste management policies and practices and identify distinctive features in their historical development in each society under scrutiny.
For more information please see the following link:
Post-doctoral Fellow in Sino-Korean Cultural Interactions (Ref.:201300221) @ University of Hong Kong
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Sino-Korean Cultural Interactions in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Korean Studies), from September 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment in Korean Studies disciplines. The successful candidate should also possess native or near-native fluency in both Korean and English with research interests in Sino-Korea cultural interactions, broadly defined. Applicants with knowledge of the digital humanities would be viewed especially favorably. The candidate will have opportunity to offer one course per year in the School’s growing interdisciplinary Korean Studies Programme. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.smlc.hku.hk/.
Applicants should send a completed application form, a letter of application, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of a current research project, and three reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes April 15, 2013.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
Dr. Su Yun Kim
Assistant Professor in Korean Studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Hong Kong
Louis Frieberg Post-doctoral Fellowships in East Asian Studies (2013-14) @ The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2013-2014. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Fellowships are granted for one year or one term with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the Doctoral Degree; the fellow must hold a valid Doctoral Degree no later than September 2013.
The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,250 and a housing allowance of $150. Payments are made once in three months in Israeli Shekels and are linked to the “representative rate of exchange.” Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class) for a direct flight from their home town to Israel and back.
The fellows are expected to teach one or two courses in the Hebrew University (for additional payment, according to the Hebrew University regulations). The ability to teach a course in Hebrew is welcome, but is not a prerequisite for attaining the fellowship. The fellows are also expected to actively participate in the life and activities of the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies. The fellows will present their research at the department seminar of the East Asian Studies Department, and possibly at other relevant forums. Any work outside the Hebrew University would be allowed only after specific approval by the Frieberg Center.
Applicants should submit three hard copies and an electronic copy of their application to the address below, no later than June 1st, 2013.
The application must include:
2. Research plan
3. A a sample of applicant’s publications (if relevant)
4. Two letters of recommendation. The applicant should indicate the names and positions of the recommenders, but the letters of recommendation should be sent by the recommenders direct to the email address below.
Please send materials to:
The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies
Rm 6300, The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus Jerusalem 91905
The Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Senior Fellow, Korea Studies in the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS). The primary responsibility of the Senior Fellow will be to conduct original research on Korea-related policy issues and conceive and lead an expanded program on Korea-related policy issues.
The Senior Fellow’s expertise and research should include a broad range of issues in United States (U.S.) –Korea relations. They should include, but not be limited to, more than one of the following: Korea’s role in the world and its expanding global, political, and economic presence; the strategic development of the U.S.-Korea alliance; Korea and Northeast Asia; North Korea, inter-Korean relations and the U.S.; and domestic Korean political, economic, and social policy challenges. The Senior Fellow will publish research in policy-related monographs and book projects as well as smaller projects; conduct public and private meetings and discussions; and interact with the media in order to help foster understanding, in both policy communities and the public at large, of the U.S.-Korea relationship and its regional and global importance. In collaboration with the CNAPS Director, the individual will also be expected to lead an integrated, expanded program of in-depth policy research and public education that provides a comprehensive view of the economic, social, and security issues facing decision-makers in Seoul and Washington, D.C.
A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree, especially a Ph.D., in political science, history, political economy, or a related discipline, is preferred. The successful candidate will have either a minimum of 10 years of considerable government experience working on issues related to Korea, or a proven record of book publication and publication in professional or academic journals and newspapers. The individual must have a proven ability to conduct original policy research and analysis and disseminate it to consumers with the objective of impact on public policy. The individual must be able to competently lead and undertake both research projects and issue-focused meetings, conferences, and other events with little supervision. Fluency in English is required, along with outstanding written and oral communication skills. Professional experience in Korea and preferably a period of residence, as well as Korean language skills, are highly preferred.
The Senior Fellow must be motivated yet flexible, diplomatic, creative, trustworthy, a good team player, and must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Strong candidates should have extensive contacts among the higher levels of the government, academic, and business communities in Korea. Must be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government and diplomatic officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management.
Applications are due by April 26, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a full resume; a list of publications; and a one-page description of research interests and their relevance to policy. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings. No phone calls please.
Brookings is an equal opportunity employer. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.
The BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES announces the competition for the Anglo-Korean Society post-graduate bursary for the academic session 2013-2014.
Up to two bursaries worth £1000 each are available to students of any nationality who are studying for a post-graduate degree at a British university.
Taught post-graduate students (Master’s level) or research post-graduate students (doctoral level) may apply.
The application date is Monday 8 April, 2013.
An explanation of the bursary and the application materials are available at:
Completed application and relevant materials should be sent by 8 April 2013 to:
Dr. James Lewis
BAKS Bursary Committee
Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE