Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Understanding the Koreas

Understanding the Koreas

Date : Sat., April 09, 2005 to Sun., April 10, 2005 Category : Butcher History Institute

Understanding the Koreas Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner


Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

04/09/2005 - 11:00 AM to 11:10 AM
Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Lucien Ellington

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Professor of Education and Co-Director, Asia Program, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Korea and the Millennium: A Nation You Need to Know

04/09/2005 - 11:10 AM to 12:20 PM
Edward J. Shultz

Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Early Korean History

04/09/2005 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Milan Hejtmanek

Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Modern Korean History

04/09/2005 - 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
G. Cameron Hurst, III

Senior Fellow -

Director, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Economic and Political Developments on the Korean Peninsula After 1953

04/09/2005 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Soon Won Park

Assistant Professor of History, Howard University

Keynote Address: Resolving the Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

04/09/2005 - 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Donald Oberdorfer

Journalist in Residence, Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Korean Religions

04/09/2005 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Donald Baker

Director, Centre for Korean Research

Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

Changes in Korean Society Since 1953

04/09/2005 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Mikyoung Kim

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of International Studies, Portland State University

Panel Discussion: The Koreas and U.S. Foreign Policy

04/09/2005 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Roy U.T. Kim

Senior Fellow -

Prof. of Political Economy, Drexel University

Donald Clark

Professor of History, Trinity University

Kongdan Oh

Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses

Harvey Sicherman

Former President -



Gregg Conference Center

270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
PA Bryn Mawr 19010

Registration links

Register Deadline

What Participants Receive:

Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute.  Forty participants will be selected to receive:

  • free room and board
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute
  • stipends of $200 in exchange for curriculum units based on the History Institute, plus a representative selection of student work
  • partial travel scholarships available for participants outside the East Coast
  • subscription to E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin


To Apply: 

Please send a resume and a short statement describing your current teaching or professional assignments, your reasons for wanting to attend, and how your students or school district will benefit from your participation.  IMPORTANT NOTE: At the time of application, you are asked to make a commitment either to prepare a curriculum unit based on the weekend or to do in-service activities based on the weekend.