On April 19th, 2016, Jong-sun Shim, a CPA from Samjong KPMG gave a lecture to the students of the FTA Commerce and Strategy Program under the topic, “Zeroing Debate, Balance of Power, and the Expected Change of Practice in the US.” Shim explained what dumping and target dumping are and how the United States calculate dumping margin depending on situations. He also introduced several methodologies for zeroing like Nail's test and Cohen's d test.
The 24th International Development Policy Seminar was held on April 7, 2016 by Mr. Jean-Nicolas Marti,. Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Mr. Marti talked about "Geopolitical Analysis in Afghanistan and Humanitarian Situation".
The 25th Development Policy Seminar was held on April 8, 2016 under the subect, 'Journey to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children.' Mr. Olav Korven, Director of UNICEF's Public Partners Division was the lecturer for this special event.
On April 5th, 2016, Hyun-jung JE from KITA gave a lecture to the students of the FTA Commerce and Strategy Program under the topic, “Public-private Relationships in Trade Policy-making.” Ms. Je explained what the background for public-private relationships is in trade policy-making by showing three categories at the domestic level, which were Transparency, Consultation, and Participation. She emphasized that in the process of concluding a trade-treaty in Korea, it is necessary to include public hearings and that Korea is not yet in the stage of consultation, but naming as “Transition-to-Consultation.”
On April 1st~2nd, 2016, Korean, Japanese and Chinese students of CAMPUS Asia Program went 2days field trip to Jeollanam-do Province. Students have visited SSangye Temple in Hadong, SNU experiment forest in Gwang-yang, and Nakaneupsung Folk village in Suncheon. This event helped Campus Asia Program students to understand and learn about Korea’s religious culture and history. Throughout seeing the view of Jeonllanam-do and listening to the commentary about SNU forest, students were very impressed with the beautiful scenery of Korea.
The 8th Member of Development Cooperation Policy Program (DCPP) went on a field trip to Seoul City Hall and National Assembly of the Republic of Korea on March 4, 2016. The event provided our students, not only an opportunity to study deeply about the relationship between the citizen and the nation, but also how inter-departments of the national assembly is managed. Since most of our students are government officers of their native country, visiting the national assembly and to have opportunity to talk with the related officers about government management, developing directions, problems to be solved, and to learn how they were solved meant ‘a lot to learn’.
On March 29, 2016, professor Byung-yeon Kim from the department of Economics, Seoul National University gave a lecture to the students of the FTA Commerce and Strategy program under the topic, “Economy of North Korea and North-South Korea’s Economic Cooperation.” Professor Kim explained the reality of North Korea’s economic situation and corrected common myths about North Korean economy. Lastly, professor Kim focused on how Kaesong Industrial Complex is structured and the future possibility of the economic cooperation between North and South Korea.
FTA Commerce & Strategy Program has hosted an orientation for spring-2016 semester on March 15th at GL Room. In the event, Professor Dukgeun Ahn, the professor who is in charge of the Program, gave a welcoming speech for all the participating students. The orientation was followed by Jeongjoon James Park, the program coordinator, giving a presentation about the information of the program and the overall schedule for this semester. New and current participating students also introduced themselves, and shared their motivation for joining the program and the fields of interest.
The 7th Development Cooperation Policy Program(DCPP) Commencement was held on December 14, 2015 at GL room of GSIS 140 bldg. Fifteen (15) students have graduated with master degrees for International Studies. Most of the graduates of DCPP have returned to their job as government officers, and are busy preparing their thesis. The 8th DCPP will be starting in coming September.
The 23rd Development Policy Seminar was held on March 17, 2016 at GL room, GSIS Bldg. GSIS. Mr. Artemy Izmestiev, Policy Specialist from UNDP Seoul Policy Center for Glboal Devleopment Partnerships gave a special lecture on ‘Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’
The 33rd Global Leadership Program of Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University held entrance ceremony on March, 10th at Mugunghwa Hall, Hoam Faculty House. Total of fifty one (51) global leaders have registered the program. The 33rd Global Leadership Program focuses on making global leaders who can contribute to creative and innovative development of society. To accomplish this goal, the program focuses on strengthening the ability of observing today’s business environment from a wider perspective. More detailed information can be found on the website www.glpceo.org.
On March 15, 2016 at GSIS bldg., current professor of Modern Japanese Politics at Waseda University, Professor Umemori Naoyuki gave a lecture on ‘People and Unpatriotic people: A Case of High Treason, Focusing on Ahn, Joongkeun’s case’. Prof. Umemori insisted the need of considering the transitional justice in pursuing historical reconciliation, over the thoughts and sharing of this generation. During the lecture, to help students understand the Ahn’s case and the case of high treason, Professor explained about the definition of early society and aims of socialism.
Professor Soohyung LEE