RESCHEDULED) [September 21, 2018] Information Panel: Summer Study Abroad Program

***This panel has been rescheduled to Spring 2019 when the 2019 Summer Study Abroad Program application opens up!***

Information Panel
2018 Summer Study Abroad Program



The Summer Study Abroad Program participants visited various sites in South Korea and using the border as a lens into exploring four main themes: Korean identities, division, reunification, and economic differences between the Koreas. Students were able to trace the transnational processes of modernization, imperialism, colonization, the Cold War, decolonization, and neoliberalism that have shaped and continue to shape Korean identity and culture. Few of the sites they have visited are: Gyeongbok Palace, National Museum of Korea, DMZ, Ajou Institute for Unification, Hana Foundation, Constitutional Court of Korea, Korea National Defense University, Women’s Human Rights Museum, Google Korea, and Public Affairs Office of U.S. Embassy, and more.
Please join us for the panel to learn more about the summer program for next year and to hear three participant’s presentations.


Friday, September 21, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
1957 E st. NW, Room 212,
Washington DC, 20052


Alexis Simms, Archeology and Anthropology, CCAS
“Living History in Korea”

Nikou Golchin, MBA, School of Business

Sasha Polonko, International Affairs, ESIA
“Feminism in South Korea”


Moderated By Jisoo M. Kim
Jisoo M. Kim is Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures at the George Washington University and Director of the GW Institute for Korean Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Korean History from Columbia University. She is a specialist in gender and legal history of early modern Korea. Her broader research interests include gender and sexuality, crime and justice, literary representations of the law, history of emotions, vernacular, and gender writing. She is the author of The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Chosŏn Korea (University of Washington Press, 2015), which was awarded the 2017 James Palais Prize of the Association for Asian Studies. She is also the co-editor of The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation by JaHyun Kim Haboush (Columbia University Press, 2016). She is currently working on a book project, tentatively titled, Suspicious Death: Forensic Medicine, Dead Bodies, and Criminal Justice in Early Modern Korea.

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