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KEC Human Security Forum 2023 - YEO Han-Koo

Ort: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson str. 11 14195 Berlin

07.02.2023 | 15:00 - 16:00

Korean Cinema with Hyangjin Lee 2023

Ort: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson str. 11 14195 Berlin

13.02.2023 - 15.02.2023

KEC Special Lecture Series on North Korea - Dr. Hyun-Kyung Kim

Ort: Hybrid-event Online: Webex (please register in advance) Offline: Institute of Korean Studies, Otto-von-Simson str. 11, 14195 Berlin

30.01.2023 | 16:00 - 18:00

KEC Special Lecture Series - Industrial Society Korea undergoing Deindustrialisation - Adj. Prof Ilhan Hong

IKS presents a special lecture series focusing on the political economy in South Korea as part of the module of 21 Century Korea. For the final public lecture of the series, Mr Ilhan Hong from Hanyang University in Korea will talk about the cultural industry and big business influence in Korea by looking at the case of the content industry and CJ E&M.

Ort: Online

30.01.2023 | 12:15 - 13:45

140 Jahre Deutsch-Koreanische Beziehungen

Ort: Hybrid: Online: Webex (Registrierung erforderlich) Offline: Institut für Koreastudien, Otto-v.-Simson-Straße 11, 14195 Berlin

26.01.2023 | 16:00 - 18:00

Establishment and Development of Confucian Academies in East Asia and Universities in Europe

Ort: Institute of Korean Studies, Otto-von-Simson str. 11, 14195 Berlin

10.01.2023 - 11.01.2023

KEC Special Lecture Series on North Korea - Dr. Lyu Hak Su

Ort: Hybrid-event Online: Webex (please register in advance) Offline: Institute of Korean Studies, Otto-von-Simson str. 11, 14195 Berlin

09.01.2023 | 16:00 - 18:00

KEC Special Lecture Series 2022 - Collecting and Preserving Korean Art in Europe

Ort: Offline: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

15.12.2022 | 18:00 - 19:30
12.12.2022 | 16:00 - 18:00

KEC Special Lecture Series - Industrial Society Korea undergoing Deindustrialisation

IKS presents a special lecture series focusing on the political economy in South Korea as part of the module of 21 Century Korea. For the third public lecture of the series, Dr Cheonsik Woo from the Korea Development Institute (KDI) will talk about the Korean economy and society in the age of digital transformation, particularly during/after covid-19. His recent co-edited book Shifting Paradigms - Growth, Finance, Jobs and Inequality in the Digital Economy (2022) was selected as the book of November at Brookings.

Ort: Online

12.12.2022 | 12:15 - 13:45

KEC Special Lecture Series 2022 - Collecting and Preserving Korean Art in Europe

Ort: Offline: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

08.12.2022 | 18:00 - 19:30

KEC Special Lecture Series 2022 - Collecting and Preserving Korean Art in Europe

Ort: Offline: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

06.12.2022 | 18:00 - 19:30

[Joint Workshop] A Study on the Lives of People in Germany and North Korea: A New Approach in the Pandemic Era

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Ort: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson Str. 11 14195 Berlin

06.12.2022 | 10:00 - 12:00

Informationsabend „Studium in Korea“

Ort: Freie Universität Berlin, Fabeckstr. 23-25, Holzlaube (-1.2009)

29.11.2022 | 18:00 - 20:00
28.11.2022 | 16:00 - 18:00

KEC Special Lecture Series 2022 - Collecting and Preserving Korean Art in Europe

Ort: Offline: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

22.11.2022 | 18:00 - 19:30

KEC Special Lecture Series - Industrial Society Korea undergoing Deindustrialisation

IKS presents a special lecture series especially focus on the political economy in South Korea as part of the module of 21 Century Korea. For the second public lecture of the series, Dr Jojo Nem Singh at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will deliver a lecture about greening Industrial policy amidst geopolitical changes by focusing on the resource issue in the case South Korea.

Ort: Online Please register in advance!

21.11.2022 | 12:15 - 13:45

Berlin Forum on Korea 2022

Ort: Institute of Korean Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11, 14195 Berlin

10.11.2022 - 11.11.2022

FUIKS-Korea Europe Center Special Lecture Series - 21st Century Korea: Industrial Society Korea undergoing Deindustrialisation

FUIKS Korea Europe Center presents a special lecture series especially focus on the political economy in South Korea as part of the module of 21 Century Korea. For the first public lecture of the series, Dr Sukjin Yoon from the Incheon Institute will elaborate the industrial transformation in Korea by introducing the case of Incheon, South Korea. Lecturer: Dr. Sukjin Yoon ( Research Fellow, The Incheon Institute (Republic of Korea) and Visiting Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester (UK)) Sukjin Yoon is a political economist specialising in industrial policy and regional development. He holds a Ph.D. in development policy and management from the University of Manchester. After obtaining his doctorate, he has worked as a policy researcher for more than seven years and advised a number of government agencies and private organisations in South Korea. His research interests include, but are not limited to, industrial clusters, special economic zones, foreign direct investment, and social and environmental upgrading.

Ort: Hybrid-event Online: Webex Please register by using the following link: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/j.php?RGID=rac08355623b139dc4d575dd8f6fd0a2d Offline: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin Online: TBA

31.10.2022 | 12:00 s.t. - 14:00

[Buchpräsentation] Die Dritte Reflexion - Lehren der deutschen Wiedervereinigung für Korea

Das Korea-Europe Center und das koreanische Kulturzentrum Berlin begrüßen Prof. Dr. Woo-ik Yu, ehemaliger Wiedervereinigungsminister der Republik Korea und Honorarprofessor an der Seoul National University. Im Rahmen des Human Security and Development Forums präsentiert er am 18. Oktober 2022 von 17 bis 19 Uhr (CEST) sein Buch am Institut für Koreastudien an der Freien Universität Berlin. Zusammenfassung: Was kann Korea aus den Erfahrungen der deutschen Wiedervereinigung lernen? Dieser Frage geht der Verfasser in seinen Reflexionen nach. Basierend auf einem einjährigen Forschungsaufenthalt in Berlin, zahlreichen Interviews, Reisen und Beobachtungen im geeinten Deutschland vermitteln seine Studien positive Einsichten wie auch bedrückende Perspektiven der deutschen Situation nach 30 Jahren Wiedervereinigung. Diese Erfahrungen werden sodann vor dem Hintergrund der geteilten koreanischen Halbinsel reflektiert. Die dortige Situation ist grundlegend anders: historisch, politisch, geostrategisch! Die intimen Kenntnisse des Wissenschaftlers und Politikers, besonders die des früheren Wiedervereinigungsministers, vermitteln tiefe Einblicke in die Komplexität der koreanischen Situation. Den vielfältigen Friedensinitiativen Südkoreas steht die starre Diktatur der Familiendynastie Kim in Nordkorea unversöhnlich gegenüber. China, Russland, Japan und die USA nutzen z. T. zynisch die tiefen Differenzen zwischen Atommacht und Armenhaus Nordkorea und dem reichen Süden für ihre eigenen geopolitischen Interessen. Droht das Pulverfass Korea zu explodieren? Konkrete Lösungsvorschläge für eine friedliche Wiedervereinigung Koreas beschließen den Text. Mehr zu Prof. Dr. Woo-ik Yu Prof. Dr. Woo-ik Yu ist ein koreanischer Geograph und Politiker. 1980-2009 Professor an der Seoul National University 2004-2010 Generalsekretär der International Geographica\Union (IGU) 2008 - 2013 Stabschef Präsidialbüro, Botschafter in China, Wiedervereinigungsminister 2014- 2018 Distinguished Professor an der Korea Military Academy 2019 Forschungsaufenthalt in Deutschland seit 2015 Honorarprofessor an der Seoul National University

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

18.10.2022 | 17:00 s.t. - 19:00

Abschlussfeier der Koreastudien

Das Institut für Koreastudien freut sich, zu Ehren der erfolgreichen Absolventen des letzten Jahres eine Feier zu organisieren. Bachelor sowie Master-Absolventen werden zusammen mit Studenten und dem Institut ihren Erfolg am 14.10.2022 am Institut für Koreastudien feiern.

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

14.10.2022 | 15:00 s.t. - 17:00

Vorstudienkurs für Studienanfänger der Koreastudien

Liebe Studienanfänger der Koreastudien!   Vom 06.-14.10.2022 findet ein Vorstudienkurs statt, der für alle Kernfächler (also Mono-Bachelor Koreastudien) und Koreanisch-Anfänger (im Kombi-Bachelor) obligatorisch ist. Der Vorstudienkurs wird offline, im Seminargebäude "Holzlaube" (Fabeckstr. 23-25) der Freien Universität Berlin durchgeführt.   Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie bereits für den Vorstudienkurs die Lehrbücher ‚Sogang Korean 1A‘ und später für das erste Fachsemester ‚Sogang Korean 1B‘ benötigen.   Der Vorstudienkurs beginnt am 06.10. um 9 Uhr im Hörsaal -1.2009.   Den Plan finden Sie unten unter Downloads.

06.10.2022 - 14.10.2022

KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center Human Security and Development Forum 2022:Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula and the question of unification: the Yoon Sok-yeol Government - Policy towards the DPRK

In order to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of German unification, the Minister of Unification of Korea, invited by invitation of the German government, visits the Institute of Korean Studies. Minister Kwon Young-se will give a lecture followed by a Q&A session on the topic of  the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and the current government's unification and North Korea policy.

Ort: Offline: Holzlaube Raum 2.2058, Fabeckstrße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

04.10.2022 | 13:30 s.t. - 14:15

Korea Competence Week for Graduate Students and PhD Candidates

The Korea-Europe Center at the Institute of Korean Studies/Freie Universität Berlin is pleased to announce the 2022 Workshop Series <Korea Competence Week> for graduate students and PhD candidates intending to enhance the academic and political competence of those involved in Korea-related research and politics.

05.09.2022 - 09.09.2022

2022 Korea Global Forum for Peace The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Inter-Korean Cooperation and Security Systems in the Korean Peninsula (Session 8-3)

The geopolitical restructuring triggered by the Ukraine War has created a shockwave that has unsettled not only inter-Korean cooperation but also the overall security of the Korean Peninsula. Ukraine's Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), which was originally considered to be a successful denuclearization program, was viewed as an unreasonable alternative. The reason for this is because Ukraine succeeded in denuclearization but it failed to guarantee security. As Russia became the target of economic sanctions, the effectiveness of economic sanctions on North Korea decreased. While the economic sanctions imposed on North Korea did not lead to denuclearization, they did succeed in isolating the North Korean economy and limiting its actions. However, as the target of economic sanctions expanded, the restrictions were weakened. The weakening of the Helsinki process, along with Finland's accession to NATO membership, also undermined the structure of the Six-Party Talks, which were created to ensure security for the Korean Peninsula. It is time to consider the situation and acknowledge that the security system is being dismantled.  Panel Members and Topics:  Moderator: Prof. Lee Eun Jeung (Dean of Department of History and Culture, Freie Universitaet Berlin)  Presenter #1: Prof. August Pradetto (Professor of International Relations, em., Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg / University of the Armed Forces, German)  Topic:  Impact all the way to the Korean Peninsula Presenter #2: Prof. Brendan Howe (Dean and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University) Topic:  Impact of the Invasion of Ukraine for Korean Geopolynomic Positioning Presenter #3: Dr. Kang Hojye (Research Professor, Institut für Koreastudien, Freie Universitaet Berlin) Topic:  The Alternative way for Denuclearization of North Korea Discussant: Dr. Tereza Novotna (Korea-Europe Center Fellow, Free University Berlin) Discussant: Prof. Kim Byoung Joo (Visiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management)

Ort: Online: Youtube

01.09.2022 | 06:30 s.t. - 08:00

Korea-Europe Summer School 2022 in Kongju

The summer school is an academic program with field trip supported by the KDI-School , the Institute of Unification Education and the Research Institute of Buddhist Cultural Heritage . The objective of the Summer School is to provide students with an expert-lead, on site training in Korean history, culture, politics, and North-South Korean relations, this year in cooperation with History D – Asia Peace and History Institute (Dr. Lee Sincheol), Seoul. The program provides a great opportunity to expand knowledge on the diverse fields of Korean Studies.  

16.08.2022 - 24.08.2022

2022 Summer Special Lecture Series - Encountering Korean History in Kongju

The Institute of Korean Studies at Freie Universität Berlin invites you to attend its Summer Special Lecture Series 2022 – “Encountering Korean History in Kongju and near area”.  Kongju was the capital city of Paekche (Baekje) from 475-538 and even afterwards it played a central role in the region, until Taejŏn (Daejeon) arose as a new regional center. Historically, it has experienced diverse phases not only as a local center of politics but also in terms of culture and education. Some of its historical sites have been selected as UNESCO World Heritage site. Held in the form of online presentations by leading experts, these lectures form part of this year’s KDIS-FU Korea-Europe Program: Summer School in Korea, but are equally open to all those who have an interest in Korean History.

Ort: Online: Webex

11.07.2022 - 14.07.2022

KEC International Graduate student Conference 2022

The Institute of Korean Studies welcomes 14 graduate students from 7 universities in 6 countries (Berlin, Bochum, Leiden, Prague, Paris, Seoul and Venice - BVS and PBBP) majoring in Korean Studies to present their individual research during the Joint International Conference 2022 (BVS and PBBP). 

Ort: Offline: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-v.-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin Germany

08.07.2022 - 09.07.2022

Special Talk - War and Women. The long and sad History.

The Institute of Korean Studies, in cooperation with the Margherita von Brentano Center and Graduate School of East Asian Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, invites you to a special talk by Prof. Lee Na Young on "War and Women - the long and sad History". Presenter: Prof. Lee Na Young Na-Young Lee is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Chung-Ang University in South Korea and Chair of the Board of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. Her research interests include post/colonialism, gendered nationalism, sexuality, and trans/national women’s movements. She has published many books and articles in Korean, in English and in Japanese, covering the subjects of Japanese military ‘comfort women,’ U.S. military bases, prostitution, women’s oral history, and migration. Her international publication include “Un/forgettable Histories of US Camptown Prostitution in South Korea: Women’s Experiences of Sexual labor and Government Policies” (2017); “Korean Men’s Pornography Use, Their Interest in Extreme Pornography, and Dyadic Sexual Relationships” (co-author) (2015); “The Korean Women’s Movement of Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’: Navigating between Nationalism and Feminism” (2014); “Negotiating the Boundaries of Nation, Christianity, and Gender: The Korean Women’s Movement against Military Prostitution” (2011); and “The Construction of Military Prostitution in South Korea during the U.S. Military Rule, 1945-1948” (2007).

Ort: Offline-event: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-v.-Simson-Straße 11 14195 Berlin

05.07.2022 | 17:00 s.t. - 18:00

KDIS-FUIKS Korea-Europe Center - SLS 2022 - How to Understand North Korea

Presenter: Jae-eyon Chung (Director of Programs at an English school, TalkHow) The KDIS-FUIKS Korea-Europe Center invites you to the 2022 online Special Lecture Series: How to understand North Korea. Jae-eyon Chung is an English teacher and a travel blogger with a passion for exploring exciting destinations and writing about their cultures and foods. Born and raised in South Korea, she visited North Korea in 2018 and 2019, publishing her first North Korean travelogue, "A Day in the Life: Visiting North Korea", in 2019, a book which began as a series of blog entries. Ms. Chung currently teaches English in Seoul and is involved in developing English education programs as a representative of TalkHow English Education Center and has given numerous presentations across South Korea about her North Korean travel experience. Currently, Ms Chung is also completing work toward her MA in TESOL from Bond University, to be awarded in late 2022.  "In 2018, I was fortunate to have a rare opportunity for someone born and raised in South Korea: I was able to visit North Korea as a tourist. I have now enjoyed two trips to North Korea. I shared food and stayed in the homes of some of my generous North Korean neighbours. If you ask me what North Korea was like, I will say without hesitation, "I have friends there." I look forward to sharing some of the things I learned and specific changes in my perspective on North Korea between what I felt and believed before and after my trips." - Jae-eyon Chung

Ort: Online: Webex

05.07.2022 | 14:15 s.t. - 15:45

FUIKS Special Lecture Series - Reading Korean popular culture

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Eun-Jeung Lee Abstract: tba

Ort: Online: Webex Offline: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson-Straße 11 14195 Berlin (Please register in advance. Only 20 seats available)

28.06.2022 | 18:00 s.t. - 19:45

KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center Human Security and Development Forum 2022 - The EU and South Korean Strategies for the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

With a growing geopolitical and geo-economic significance of the Indo-Pacific, the European Union (EU) has been shifting its attention to this region. Several EU member states – including Germany and France – have recently published their Indo-Pacific strategies, whereas the EU issued its own policy documents throughout 2021 and the European Parliament has just adopted the Report on the EU and the Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific. Although South Korea does not have an overarching strategy for this geographical area, it is in fact one of the key Indo-Pacific players and the EU’s most important like-minded partners in the region. To what extent do various strategies complement – or contradict – one another and in what sectors best to implement them? How can Europe collaborate with Seoul in order to maintain the Indo-Pacific which is free, open and rules-based while confronting mutual challenges such as China’s increasing assertiveness? What impact does Russia’s war in Ukraine have on the EU’s relations with the Indo-Pacific countries and what other partners and actors can the EU and South Korea team up with, especially since President Yoon has been recalibrating Seoul’s approach to its Indo-Pacific neighbors? David McAllister, MEP and Chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, will give a opening speech and will answer questions to open a hybrid event on the EU and South Korean strategies for the Indo-Pacific. The roundtable discussion will be joined by Dr Antoine Bondaz, Director of the Korea and the Taiwan Programs at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) in Paris, Dr Eunjung Lim, Associate Professor at Kongju National University and Dr Tereza Novotná, Korea-Europe Center Fellow at Free University Berlin, Korea Associate at 9DashLine and EUROPEUM Prague.   The roundtable discussion will be chaired by Dr Florian Pölking, Lecturer at the Institute for Korean Studies at Free University Berlin.

Ort: Hybrid event Offline: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson-Straße 11 14195 Berlin Online: Webex

23.06.2022 | 10:00 s.t. - 11:30

5th Annual Kim Dae Jung Lecture - Kim Dae-jung’s Legacies and Their Relevance Today

In memory of the late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kim Dae Jung, the Institute of Korean Studies of the Free University, Berlin celebrates the 5th Annual Lecture. Prof. Dr. YOU Jong-il, Dean of the KDI School of Public Policy and Management will give a lecture with the title “Kim Dae-jung’s Legacies and Their Relevance Today”. Presenter: Dr. YOU Jong-il (Dean of the KDI School of Public Policy and Management) Dr. Jong-Il You graduated from Seoul National University and received his Ph. D. in Economics from Harvard University. He has published numerous articles and books in such areas as economic growth, income distribution, macroeconomic policies, development and labor issues including his most recent and influential policy proposal, ‘A Transformative New Deal’. As an active policy advisor, Dr. You served as a member of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asia Economic Hub and chaired the Special Committee on Economic Democracy of the Democratic Party. He also served as a member of the Public Funds Management Committee, the Advisory Committee for the Constitution Revision Committee of the National Assembly, and the Commission on Financial Administration Reform. In addition, Dr. You is an influential advocate of economic and political reforms as a broadcaster, columnist, and leader in the civic movement.

Ort: Online: Webex Offline: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson-Straße 11 14195 Berlin (Please register in advance. Only 20 seats available)

15.06.2022 | 18:00 s.t. - 20:00

KDIS-FUIKS Korea-Europe Center - SLS 2022 - How to Understand North Korea

Moderator: Dr. Hojye Kang Presenter: Dr. Hyuk Jung (Deputy director, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Korea) The KDIS-FUIKS Korea-Europe Center invites you to the 2022 online Special Lecture Series: How to understand North Korea. What are the benefits and risks of treating North Korean defectors’ account as a source of research data? This lecture will offer some guidelines on how to approach the defectors’ account and how to avoid pitfalls in using their stories for scientific purposes.

Ort: Online: Webex

07.06.2022 | 14:15 s.t. - 15:45

FUIKS Special Lecture Series - Reading Korean popular culture

Presenter: Gwendolyn Domning In light of the 20 th anniversary of the UNESCO declaration on cultural diversity the lecture takes a look at the current state of cultural diversity in the virtual space. Choosing the video-sharing platform YouTube as the analytical focus, most successful content, central actors, and their impact on the “real” world in Germany and Korea are discussed. Is the virtual space blending into reality and contributing to cultural diversity? And what about the much-discussed phenomenon of hybridization ?

Ort: Online: Webex Offline: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson-Straße 11 14195 Berlin (Please register in advance. Only 20 seats available)

24.05.2022 | 16:15 s.t. - 18:00

KDIS-FUIKS Korea-Europe Center - SLS 2022 - How to Understand North Korea

Moderator: Dr. Hojye Kang Presenter: Joseph Lee (Senior Researcher, Korean International Trade Association) The KDIS-FUIKS Korea-Europe Center invites you to the 2022 online Special Lecture Series: How to understand North Korea. International trade of North Korea in its unique forms has developed and also hindered by sanctions up to date. In this lecture, the overall structure of North Korean trade is studied using United Nation and World Trade Organisation data. Major trading countries, items and changing trends are discussed. Furthermore, in this lecture, two fundamental questions will be addressed: why does North Korea trade and how?

Ort: Online: Webex

17.05.2022 | 14:15 s.t. - 15:45

Open Research Seminar - The challenges facing South Korea's new administration

Presenter: HeeJung Kim Abstract: tba About HeeJung Kim: Heejung Kim is a Korean politician with all experience in the political party, government, and presidential office who served as a re-elected national assembly member, a minister, a spokesperson for the Blue House. She was the first in Korea to be nominated to the National Assembly by a political party through "a public debate", also she holds the record for the youngest female constituency member of the National Assembly and the youngest minister. Her family has a special relationship with Germany: her mother-in-law worked as a nurse dispatched to Germany, her husband studied at the Aachen University of Technology, and she was a member of the Korea -German Parliamentary Friendship Association.   The lecture will be held in Korean

Ort: Online: Webex Offline: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson-Straße 11 14195 Berlin

16.05.2022 | 12:00 c.t. - 14:00

FUIKS Special Lecture Series - Reading Korean popular culture

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Hyangjin Lee In the COVID era, audiences have been isolated by border closures and fear of infection has been manifesting in an old form of prejudice—discrimination and xenophobia. But against these odds, Korean dramas have been spreading empathy and a sense of global community. The ongoing popularity of Crash Landing on You , Japan’s most watched Netflix series in 2020, challenges anti-Korean sentiments. Squid Game , Netflix’s most watched show of all time in the first month after its release, undermined Western cultural elitism. Streaming services are competing to secure Korean content for the global market. The genres and themes vary, and the audience is diverse. But what these works have in common are melodramatic social criticism and a strong sense of poetic justice. This lecture will explore the ways in which satires of the social realities of Korea—in the form of “bingeworthy” TV—have resonated with audiences all over the world.

Ort: Online: Webex Offline: Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson-Straße 11 14195 Berlin (Please register in advance. Only 20 seats available)

03.05.2022 | 16:15 s.t. - 18:00

KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center Human Security and Development Forum 2022

Am 9. März 2022 wurde Yoon Suk Yeol, ehemaliger Generalstaatsanwalt und Kandidat der Oppositionspartei People Power Party, mit einem historisch knappen Ergebnis   zum 20. Präsidenten der Republik Koreas gewählt .  Der Wahlkampf wurde von zahlreichen Skandalen der beiden Hauptkandidaten begleitet und offenbarte die tiefe Spaltung in der südkoreanischen Gesellschaft. Dem designierten Präsidenten stehen nun eine Reihe innen- wie auch außenpolitscher Herausforderungen bevor. Der als unerfahren kritisierte Yoon hat bereits angekündigt, dass er die Indopazifik-Strategie der Biden-Administration aktiver unterstützen und härter als die Moon-Regierung auf Provokationen aus Nordkorea reagieren wird. Doch wie werden sich die Beziehungen Südkoreas zu Deutschland und der EU unter Yoon ausgestalten? Welche Rückschlüsse lassen die eher vagen Aussagen der letzten Woche zu? Wird es eine Vertiefung auch über die vorwiegend durch Handel geprägten Beziehungen geben? Oder stehen für Südkorea zunächst regionale Aspekte Ostasiens im Vordergrund? Die Veranstaltung zielt darauf ab, diese und weitere Fragen näher zu betrachten.  

Ort: Webex-Veranstaltung

28.04.2022 | 18:00 s.t. - 20:00

Yoon’s Upcoming Presidency in South Korea: Domestic & International Implications

9DASHLINE, Taiwan NextGen Foundation and the Korea Europe Center at Free University of Berlin wish to invite you to a discussion on the implications of South Korea’s recent presidential elections and the upcoming Yoon presidency.

Ort: Virtual event

29.03.2022 | 10:00 s.t. - 12:00

Special Lecture Series on Koreanische Literatur

Ort: Virtual Event via Webex 24 - 28. Januar 2022, jeweils 17 Uhr

24.01.2022 - 28.01.2022
11.01.2022 | 12:15 - 13:15

Special Lecture Series on North Korea - 2021/22 ws

KDIS-FU IKS Korea-Europe Center

Ort: Virtual Event via Webex in English (the event will be recorded)

24.11.2021 - 09.02.2022

Nukes, Peace and the Future of Korea

4th Annual Kim Dae Jung Lecture with Prof Dr MOON Chung In (former Special Advisor of National Security and Foreign Affairs to the ROK President)

Ort: Virtual Event via Webex in English (the event will be recorded)

11.10.2021 | 11:00 - 12:30

Korea Europe Center 2021 Human Security and Development Forum

Europe and Asia Fighting COVID-19 Together: Mutual Lessons from the Pandemic Event Description For over a year and a half, the world has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. While measures to manage the outbreak have ranged from strict lockdowns and closed borders up to the use of big data and artificial intelligence, on the whole, both North and South East Asia have fared generally better than Europe in terms of the number of cases, hospitalizations and fatalities. Yet now in the second phase when various vaccines have become available, many parts of Asia have been lagging behind Europe in their inoculation rates while new variants threaten to invade the countries where SARS-CoV-2 has virtually been non-existent. How can we explain the stark differences between both regions, Europe and Asia, and what mutual lessons can we learn from one another? What can Europe do to help vaccinate the world, including developing countries and those with restricted humanitarian access? What is the role for organizations, such as the European Commission and COVAX, and what measures can be adopted so that any future pandemic is prevented and its impact mitigated? Two panels of distinguished political scientists, economists, health experts and practitioners will debate mutual experiences in fighting COVID-19 from the European and Asian perspectives.

Ort: Webex (online)

29.09.2021 | 10:15 c.t. - 15:00

2021 KEC PhD Colloquia - Methodology Workshop

Instructor: Dr. Seo-Young Cho (PostDoc Fellow, Korea Europe Center)

Ort: Institute of Korean Studies and Webex (hybrid)

10.09.2021 | 10:00 s.t. - 18:00

2021 Summer Special Lecture Series

The Contentious Koreans: Civil Society, Social Movements, and Human Rights Struggles in South Korea South Korea is a country rife with contention. Socio-political struggles that emanate from the people – and that thus do not exclusively take place in ‘traditional’ political arenas like the government or parliaments – are characteristic phenomena of South Korea’s modern history. The summer special lecture series focuses on central concepts like human and civil rights, social movements, and civil society. It will show how these actors and concepts played important roles in Korea after the liberation from Japanese colonial rule from 1945 onwards, as well as before and after democratization in the late 1980s. A general historical and conceptual overview of human rights struggles in South Korea will be complemented by lectures on concrete socio-political issues that have been relevant in modern and present-day Korea: the human rights situation of refugees and migrants, the environmental movement, feminist and LGBTIQ activism, activism against youth unemployment, and non-progressive mobilization in South Korea.

Ort: Virtual Event via Webex in English (some lectures will be recorded)

02.08.2021 - 13.08.2021

Talking (and Listening) to North Korea

KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center: 2021 Human Security and Development Forum

Ort: The event will be held in English and will take place digitally via Webex (the event will be recorded). Please register by July 7th, 2021.

09.07.2021 | 10:30 - 12:00

2021 KEC PhD Colloquia - Strategic Dialogue Workshop

Strategic dialogue has been a term used increasingly more frequently, both in private and public sectors. Nevertheless, what does "strategic dialogue" exactly mean? How does it differ from a regular "bilateral" or "multilateral" meeting? Is it a formal or informal discussion? How does it compare and contrast to 1.5 and 2-track discussions? Can academics participate in strategic dialogues, or is it a format limited to practitioners, mostly from the field of politics? Who sets the agenda? How is a strategic dialogue organized in practice? The one-day workshop will examine these and other questions covering the issue of strategic dialogue. The seminar will host speakers who have a rich experience from conducting such strategic dialogues with partners in Asia and, in particular, in both Koreas. The guest speakers will share their expertise and provide hands-on experiences. The seminar will be organized in a hybrid form (partly in person, partly online) and will be held under the Chatham House rule.

08.07.2021 | 10:00 - 16:00

Jin Wook Shin: Characteristics of South Korea's Response to the COVID-19 Crisis and Its Social Consequences

Jin Wook Shin: Characteristics of South Korea's Response to the COVID-19 Crisis and Its Social Consequences

07.07.2021 | 12:00 - 14:00

Die US-Bündnisse mit Japan und Südkorea – Stärken und Bruchlinien in der sicherheitspolitischen Kooperation (SWP Studie)

KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center: 2021 Human Security and Development Forum

Ort: Die Veranstaltung findet in deutscher Sprache statt und wird online über Webex durchgeführt. Bitte registrieren Sie sich bis zum 9. Juni 2021.

10.06.2021 | 14:00 - 15:00

Lukas Mandl: "What Role for the European Parliamentary Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula?"

KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center: 2021 Human Security and Development Forum

Ort: The event will be held in English and will take place digitally via Webex (the event will be recorded). Please register by May 31th, 2021.

01.06.2021 | 10:30 - 12:00

GEAS Digital Lecture Series Summer 21

Rainbow Boy (State of The Art) Image Credit: Peter Trimming

Ort: Freie Universität Berlin uses the video conferencing system Webex from Cisco. It is not necessary to install any software on a desktop PC via any browser. For mobile devices, the app Webex Meet is recommended. You may need a microphone on your end device (Smartphone, Tablet, Notebook, PC) to ask questions. Video is not necessary, but you are welcome to use it.

29.04.2021 - 07.07.2021

10 Years of the EU-Korea Strategic Partnership: What to expect from the Relationship in the next Decade?

Event Description In October 2020, the EU-Korea Strategic Partnership celebrated its tenth anniversary. The relationship has flourished over the last decade, with South Korea becoming the first country to have signed with the EU three bilateral agreements in areas such as free trade, security and crisis management. Yet there are new challenges ahead for both sides – from dealing with Covid19 through climate change up to the global competition between the US and China. How will the EU-ROK Strategic Partnership develop over the next ten years? Can the EU and South Korea strengthen their relationship to become even closer like-minded partners supporting multilateral and free trade institutions across the globe? How does North Korea and relations with China fit within this equation? Two ambassadors, Ahn Chong Ghee, who served as ROK’s ambassador to the EU (2015-16) and Michael Reiterer, who was the head of EU Delegation to the ROK (2017-2020) will look at what we can expect from the EU-South Korea relationship in the next decade. The event will be chaired by Dr. Tereza Novotna, Korea-Europe Center Fellow.

Ort: The event will be held in English and will take place digitally via Webex (the event will be recorded).

29.03.2021 | 10:30 - 12:00
10.02.2021 | 16:00 - 17:30

Federica Mogherini: "The Future of Transatlantic Relations and the EU's Role in Asia under the Biden Presidency"

KDIS-FUIKS Korea Europe Center: 2021 Human Security and Development Forum

Ort: The event will be held in English and will take place digitally via Webex (the event will be recorded). Please register by January 25th, 2021.

27.01.2021 | 10:00
18.12.2020 | 14:00 - 16:00

2020 WINTER IKS Special Lecture Series: The Memory of Wartime Sexual Violence, Space of Postmemory Generation

Ort: Webex (online) Should you wish to join the Webex meeting for the lectures, please send an email to Sueheon Lee (sueheonlee@gmail.com) until November 30th.

01.12.2020 - 04.12.2020

Policy Paper Writing Workshop

Instructor: Dr. Alexandra Sakaki

27.10.2020 | 09:00 - 17:00

Publication Writing Workshop

This workshop offers students who aspire an academic career with the opportunity to receive some training in academic writing and publication matters. In this workshop, junior researchers have a chance to understand what the research paper is and how to write and publish their research paper. The language is English. 

20.10.2020 | 09:00 - 17:00
19.10.2020 - 30.10.2020

Strategic Dialogue Workshop

Strategic dialogue has been a term used increasingly more frequently, both in private and public sectors. Nevertheless, what does "strategic dialogue" exactly mean? How does it differ from a regular "bilateral" or "multilateral" meeting? Is it a formal or informal discussion? How does it compare and contrast to 1.5 and 2-track discussions? Can academics participate in strategic dialogues, or is it a format limited to practitioners, mostly from the field of politics? Who sets the agenda? How is a strategic dialogue organized in practice? The one-day workshop will examine these and other questions covering the issue of strategic dialogue. The seminar will host speakers who have a rich experience from conducting such strategic dialogues with partners in Asia and, in particular, in both Koreas. The guest speakers will share their expertise and provide hands-on experiences. The seminar will be organized in a hybrid form (partly in person, partly online) and will be held under the Chatham House rule.

13.10.2020 | 10:00 - 16:00

Methodology Workshop

Instructor: Dr. Cho Seo-Young

17.09.2020 | 09:00 - 17:00
11.08.2020 - 20.08.2020
08.08.2020 - 26.08.2020

Dr. Hyun Gyung Kim - "The Korean Wave Celebrity and the Birth of the K-drama Conglomerate"

2020 KDISchool-FU Korea-Europe Programme Special Lecture Series: Towards a New Relationship between Korea and Europe Please note the following! This lecture will take place as an online meeting for registered participants. If you want to join, please send an email to Marla Seline Koch (mskoch[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de) by 29 June 4pm. You will then receive an invitation link.

Ort: Webex (online)

30.06.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30

Dr. Jaemin Shim – "Public Perception at the Crossroads: COVID-19 and the Media Depiction of EU Countries in South Korea"

2020 KDI School-FU IKS Korea and Europe Programme Special Lecture Series: Towards a New Relationship between Korea and Europe Please note the following! This lecture will take place as an online meeting for registered participants. If you want to join, please send an email to Marla Seline Koch (mskoch[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de) by 15 June 4pm. You will then receive an invitation link.

Ort: Webex (online)

16.06.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30

Dr. Eric J. Ballbach – "Unintended Consequences of the European Union's Sanctions Regime Against North Korea"

2020 KDI School-FU IKS Korea and Europe Programme Special Lecture Series: Towards a New Relationship between Korea and Europe Please note the following! This lecture will take place as an online meeting for registered participants. If you want to join, please send an email to Marla Seline Koch (mskoch[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de) by 01 June 4pm. You will then receive an invitation link.

Ort: webex (online)

02.06.2020 | 14:00 - 15:00

South Korea's Soft Power in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic

2020 KDI-FU Korea-Europe Programme Special Lecture Series: Towards a New Relationship between Korea and Europe Please note the following! This lecture will take place as an online meeting for registered participants. If you want to join, please send an email to Marla Seline Koch (mskoch[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de) by 25 May 4pm. You will then receive an invitation link.

Ort: Webex (Online)

26.05.2020 | 14:00 - 15:00

Shusenjo - The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue (2018, Director: Miki Dezaki)

Joint Film Screening with the University of Tokyo

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

25.02.2020 | 14:00 - 17:00
24.02.2020 | 10:00 - 19:00

Prof Dr Moon Chung-in (Special Adviser to President Moon Jae-in) - The Korean Peninsula Peace Process: Opportunities, Challenges, and Prospects

IKS Special Lecture Series WiSe 2019/20: Korea-Europe Programme

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

13.02.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00

"사회의 물성(物性)과 인간개발의 문제" - Visiting Scholars Lecture with Dr Sangyoub Lee

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

03.02.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00

Hate Crime - Herausforderungen im internationalen Kontext

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

31.01.2020 | 14:30 - 16:30
30.01.2020 | 18:00 - 20:00

Prof. Dr. Yoon Ho Hyun (Kyung-Hee Univsersity) - 문화언어학적 관점에서의 한국어 교육: 한국어 속의 한국 문화

Visiting Scholars Lectures WiSe 2019/20

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

13.01.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00

Dr. Hyun Kyung Kim (IKS) - 한미관계와 기지촌

IKS Winter Special Course 2019/20 "The Korean War - facets of a 70 year long war"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

12.01.2020 | 10:00 - 12:00

Dr. Hyun Kyung Kim (IKS) - 한국전쟁과 한국군 '위안부' 제도

IKS Winter Special Course 2019/20 "The Korean War - facets of a 70 year long war"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

11.01.2020 | 10:00 - 12:00

Film Screening: R-point (2004, 106 min., Director Kong Su-chang)

Film Screenings WiSe 2019/20 "The Korean War - Facets of a 70 year long war"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

10.01.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00

Prof Vladimir Tikhonov - Internationalist Nationalism in Modern and Contemporary Korea

IKS Special Lecture Series WiSe 2019/20 "Korean Studies in Europe"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

06.01.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00

Prof Vladimir Tikhonov - The Limits of Neutrality and Participation: Scandinavia and the Korean War

IKS Winter Special Course 2019/20 "The Korean War - facets of a 70 year long war"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

05.01.2020 | 10:00 - 12:00

Prof Vladimir Tikhonov - The Korean War and Stalin's Calculus: Soviet Strategies before, during and after the War

IKS Winter Special Course 2019/20 "The Korean War - facets of a 70 year long war"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

04.01.2020 | 10:00 - 12:00

Public Health and Health Equity in North Korea

Berlin Forum on Korea 2019 / FU-KoreaNET 2019

Ort: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Haus 2 Hiroshimastr. 28 10785 Berlin

12.12.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00

Film Screening: "The Children Gone to Poland"

Film Screenings WiSe 2019/20 "The Korean War - Facets of a 70 Year Long War"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

06.12.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00

Public History in Transnational Asia

2019 Genko Workshop

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

05.12.2019 | 13:30 - 17:30

"Neither reality nor illusion. The status of unusual visions in contemporary Korean Buddhism"

IKS Special Lecture Series "Korean Studies in Europe"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

02.12.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00

Prof Hak Jae Kim - "한국전쟁 이후: 통합의 관점에서 본 한반도 평화프로세스"

Winter Special Course 2019/20 "The Korean War - Facets of a 70 year long War"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

01.12.2019 | 10:00 - 12:00

Prof Hak Jae Kim - "한국전쟁 70주년과 향후 연구 과제들"

Winter Special Course 2019/20 "The Korean War - Facets of a 70 year long War"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

30.11.2019 | 10:00 - 12:00

Film Screening: "Joint Security Area" (Director: Park Chan-wook, 2000, 110 min)

Film Screenings WiSe2019/20 - "The Korean War: Facets of a 70 Year Long War"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

29.11.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00

Security in Northeast Asia and South Korea's Role as Middle Power

Korea-Germany Strategic Dialogue

Ort: Freie Universität Berlin Institute of Korean Studies Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

28.11.2019 | 14:00 - 18:00

Prof Barbara Wall: "Hell Joseon and the Webtoon sin kwa hamkke (Along with the gods, 2010-2012)

Special Lecture Series WiSe 2019/20 - "Korean Studies in Europe"

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str. 11 14195 Berlin

18.11.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00

Visiting Scholars Lecture - Prof Eun-mee Kim: Digital Media and Political Participation

Ort: Institut für Koreastudien Otto-von-Simson-Str 11 14195 Berlin

04.11.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00