Orientation for the New Comers by the Student Council

The Student Council hosted the first Incoming Students Information Session on August 19th, 11PM at Building 140-2, Room 201. Many incoming students came to the session and listened to the presentation given by the Student Council members. The session also included ice breaking game and other interactive events to allow incoming students to get to know each other and student council members. The lunch was followed after the presentation.

GLiMPSE Pre-Departure Orientation

SNU GSIS and KDI School gathered in Sejong City for the EU ICI-ECP Double Degree Program Orientation on July 17th. The Director of the Center of Excellence for Management & Society, Prof. Charles Cho provided answers for ESSEC and an incoming student from KU Leuven assisted with answers for KU Leuven. Prof. Cho also gave a special lecture, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Account: An Overview”.

The ISSOC Conference

The ISSCO (International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas) Conference took place in GSIS, Seoul National University from May 28th to May 30th. ISSCO is the first and only international scholarly organization for the advancement of research on Chinese overseas. It is composed of scholars actively engaged in research and teaching on Chinese overseas in countries throughout the world. At the Seoul ISSCO Conference, more than 100 scholars from mainland China, U.S.A, Canada, Taiwan and other different countries participated to present different subjects related to Chinese overseas.

Mission of the RoK. EU Center to the European Union and the EIAS

The 1st biannual visit to Seoul, 2015 was held in Seoul under the name, ‘Mission of the Republic of Korea to the European Union and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)’ from June 15th to 19th, 2015 by EU Center. The purpose of this visit was to promote relationship between the EU institutions and Republic of Korea and thereby reinforce EU-Korea relations by inviting ten assistants to the members of the European Parliament to Seoul. During the first visit, the participants were given the opportunity to debate with their counterparts from the members of Korean National Assembly, as well as to meet with representatives of the South Korean Institutions, private corporations and NGOs to discuss about the bilateral parliamentary cooperation and trade, security framework in North East Asia, and the current situation of human rights in North Korea.

Campus Asia Final Presentation

June 12, 2015 was the day for CAMPUS ASIA Final Presentation. The participants of CAMPUS ASIA Program had a memorable event together. CAMPUS ASIA Program is the program that motivates active cooperation and exchanges among three Asian countries, Korea, Japan, and China. Thus, participants of the program not only presented Korean traditional dances but also gave presentations on the topics, "Post Olympic Depression Syndrome", "Aging Society" and "Death Penalty", comparing three countries. The lively debate was followed by questions from the floor. A group which led active discussions over interesting but controversial issue, "Death penalty", was awarded.

Why Less Inequality Benefits All

Mr. Michael F?rster,.OECD Social Policy Analyst was invited as special lecturer at GSIS on July 3, 2015. He gave special lecture on 「In it together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All」. He mentioned that today, in OECD countries, the richest 10% of the population earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10% and in several emerging economies, particularly in Latin America, income inequality has narrowed, but income gaps remain generally higher than in OECD countries.