Intensive Two-Week Short Couse at Stanford University

2015-08-04 16:05
PROGRAM : Intensive Two-Week Short Couse at Stanford University
DATE : July 6, 2015 – July 17, 2015

"New technologies come and go; it is the culture that matters. Acceptance of diversity and new ideas is the path to innovation."

The two weeks that I have spent at Stanford was one of the most inspiring experience I have had being in college. Ranging from wonderful lectures held at APARC to various field studies such as a tour of the company LinkedIn, the experience I had allowed me to view this "brain-linked" globe with a wider perspective. As a catalyst to stimulate academic motivation for all students, the short intensive course at Stanford University is a must for all members of the KIC.

Reported by 'Jeunghyuk Lee'

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Lecture Series on Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Date: July 6, 2015 – July 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 am to 12 pm
Location: Encina Hall 3rd floor, Philippines Conference Room, Stanford University

Lectures Series Description:
This two-week, intensive lecture series will address major and timely issues dealing with the larger theme of peace and cooperation in Northeast Asia. They will include topics such as bilateral relations, foreign policy, historical reconciliation, nuclear weapons policy and security issues. The lectures will be delivered by prominent and distinguished American academics, experts, educators and commentators, many of whom have served extensively in various important professional roles focused on Northeast Asian affairs.

Session Format:
Each session will consist of a 75-minute lecture followed by a short 15-minute break and a 60-minute moderated panel discussion of 3 students each.

Student Responsibilities:
All students are expected to read and digest the assigned readings prior to class. Each of the three panel members assigned for a particular day should: 1) Prepare a short summary of the assigned reading(s), 2) Identify at least three strengths and three weaknesses for each reading (these can be of a substantive, methodological and/or conceptual nature), and 3) propose any additional arguments or counterarguments (with justifications). All other students should bring written down at least two discussion questions to maximize participation and facilitate active discussion.

Lecture Schedule:
Week 1
Mon, July 6 Rennie J. Moon and Gi-Wook Shin, “Overview & Introductions”
Tues, July 7 Michael Armacost, “US Foreign Policy in Asia”
Wed, July 8 Thomas Fingar, “China & the World”
Thurs, July 9 Karl Eikenberry, “US-China Relations”

Week 2
Mon, July 13 David Straub, “US-South Korea Alliance”
Tues, July 14 Dan Sneider, “Historical Disputes & Reconciliation”
Wed, July 15 Siegfried Hecker, “North Korean Security Challenges”
Thurs, July 16 Gi-Wook Shin, “Brain Linkage in US-Asia Relations” & Awards Ceremony

Afternoon Excursions:
Mon, July 6 Stanford Campus Tour
Wed, July 8 Shuttle Tour of Silicon Valley (Apple, Facebook, Google)
Sun, July 12 GIANTS v. Phillies baseball game in San Francisco
Mon, July 13 Company Tour of Linked In
Wed, July 15 Company Tour of Samsung in Silicon Valley