2017 Korea Update: Crossing Borders

Korea Update Series


Prof HeeMin Kim (keynote), Prof Jae-Jung Suh, Dr David Hundt, Dr Andrew Jackson, Assoc Prof Gil-Soo Han and many more


Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Friday, 22 September, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00

Presented by the ANU Korea Institute 

Full conference program now available 

The ANU Korea Update 2017 brings together key representatives from the academic and policy-making communities to discuss recent political, economic, security and social issues related to Korea. This year’s Update is themed “Crossing Borders”. It includes panels on Park Geun-hye’s recent impeachment and the challenges faced by President Moon Jae-in’s administration; the strategic and economic position of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; public trust in news and social media in the Republic of Korea and Australia; the profiteering of funeral businesses in Korea; and social movements and religion.

Participating in these dialogues will be distinguished speakers from academic and policy institutions in Australia, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, including Prof Jae-Jung Suh, Dr David Hundt, Dr Andrew Jackson, and Assoc Prof Gil-Soo Han. This year’s keynote speaker is political scientist Prof HeeMin Kim from Seoul National University.


Conference program:

9:10 Welcome
Associate Professor Roald Maliangkay , Director, ANU Korea Institute
9:15 Opening
Ms Nancy Gordon, Assistant Secretary, North-east Asia Branch, North Asia Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
09:30 Keynote: Corruption, the presidential impeachment, and the future of democracy in Korea 
Speaker: Prof HeeMin Kim, Professor of Political Education, Department of Social Studies Education, Seoul National University
10:30 Morning Tea
11:10 DPRK panel - Chaired by Associate Professor Roald Maliangkay , Director, ANU Korea Institute
Whither North Korea? Sixty years of crises and six years of challenges 
Speaker: Prof Jae-Jung Suh, Department of Politics and International Studies, International Christian University
“A ticking time bomb”? Mass rebellion and the military in North Korea 
Speaker: Dr Andrew Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Monash University
12:20 Lunch
13:45 Migration and manipulation panel - Chaired by Associate Professor Fiona Yap, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Korean migrants and immigrant incorporation in Australia
Speaker: Dr David Hundt, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University 
Korean and Australian digital news users: different ways of accessing news online
Speaker: Ms Jee Young Lee (with Associate Professor Sora Park), News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC), University of Canberra
14:55 Afternoon Tea
15:15 The politics of life and the business of death panel - Chaired by Associate Professor Roald Maliangkay, Director, ANU Korea Institute
The rise, fraud and fall of funeral service providing conglomerates: topics and concerns by journalists 
Speaker: Associate Professor Gil-Soo Han, Associate Professor, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University
Catholic rituals of protest and dissent in contemporary South Korea 
Speakers: Ms Lina Koleilat, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU
The transnational networks of information life politics in South Korea's organic farming movement
Speaker: Mr Yon Jae Paik, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU 
16:45 Conclusion
Associate Professor Roald Maliangkay, Director, ANU Korea Institute
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