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Conference on " Korea and Global Migration," December, 11 2004 • Thanks to a generous grant from the Korea Research Foundation and the co-sponsorship from the Korean Studies Institute at USC, we held a successful conference on an issue of increasing importance in South Korea, Asia, and the rest of world: transnational migration/immigration. The conference was designed to gauge the ways in which evolving and shifting patterns of global migration, in conjunction with other globalizing forces, are likely to impact the development of national identities; policy arrangements; and political, legal and social structures in South Korea. Professor Timothy Lim, the conference's host and organizer, is currently working on an edited volume based on the conference papers. Conference papers are available online.

Symposium on North Korea November 14, 2003 • CKAKS, in cooperation with the Korea Economic Institute of America and the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (CSLA) hosted a symposium on "The North Korean Threat? Understanding the Underlying Sources of Conflict and Potential for Cooperation in Northeast Asia." Invited speakers included John Feffer, author of North Korea/South Korea: U.S. Policy in a Time of Crisis" ; K.W. Lee, an award-winning and outspoken journalist (formerly with the Sacramento Union) and first recipient of the Asian American Journalists Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987; Daniel Pinkston, a senior research associate and Korea specialist at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California; Peter Beck, Director of Research and Academic Affairs, Korea Economic Institute, and David Steinberg, Director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University and Senior Consultant to the Asia Foundation.

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