2017 Spring Quarter Info Session for incoming students

On February 15, 2017, GSIS Student Council hosted the 2017 Spring Quarter Info Session for incoming graduate students. Student Council President, Beomcheol Lee, and Treasurer, Tim Rolfes, gave a presentation on course registration, graduation requirements, and other aspects of student life before fielding questions from the students. Students were divided by major for group discussions led by major representatives from the student council. Major representatives went over possible concerns for new students and gave advice on topics ranging from course planning to nearby lunch options. Buoyed by the support of the student council, the new students eagerly anticipate the start of their time at SNU GSIS.

Korean Studies as Soft Power in the United States: Past, Present, and Future

On February 17th, Professor Eugene Y. Park from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, also the director of James Joo-Jin Kim Program in the Korean Studies, gave a special lecture on the topic of “Korean Studies as Soft Power in the United States: Past, Present, and Future”. Professor Park, Tae Gyun from GSIS was the moderator, Zheng Jiyong, the director of the Center for Korean Studies at Fudan University, and Prof. Sem Vermeersch from the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at SNU took the role as the commentators. The purpose of the seminar was to discuss the development and standing of Korean Studies in academia and the world from various perspectives.

2016 Completion Ceremony of the DCPP of GSIS, SNU

The 8th Commencement Ceremony of DCPP (Development Cooperation Policy Program), GSIS was held on December 14, 2016 at International Conference Hall. With the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) of Seoul National University has produced 12 graduates. The GSIS DCPP students from developing countries are trained to become competitive leaders in their respective country. Most of the graduates of DCPP have returned to their job as government officers. The 9th DCPP will be starting in coming September.

Prospect and Development of Global FTA System

On December 19, 2016, FTA Commerce and Strategy Program hosted the 2016 GSIS FTA Commerce & Strategy Academic Conference for Young Scholars by inviting 7 experts to give a presentation under the topic, “the Prospect and Development of Global FTA System.” Session I invited Dr. Hyo-young Lee from Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Dr. Minjung Kim from KDI School of Public Policy and Dr. Wonkyu Shin from Korea Development Institute (KDI). In order to wrap up Session I, 4 presenters from Session II gave some comments about the given presentations. Session II continued with the 4 senior researchers from Center for International Commece & Strategy of GSIS, SNU. They were Dongchul Kwak, Jiyoung Yoo, Jeongjoon Park, and Kyounghwa Kim. Just like Session I, Session II wrap up was led by 3 presenters from Session I.

The 1st TBT Essay Competition

On December 20th, the 1st TBT Essay Competition was held at the InterContinental Seoul COEX. A total number of five qualified teams ? both undergraduates and graduates ? competed with their papers and presentations on the TBT issues of international commerce. Sejin Hong and Sungshin Lee (team), and Nayung Kim (individual) both from Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively.

The 17th Essay Competition on Trade Remedy System

On November 11th, the International Society of Fair Trade (ISFT) held the 17th Essay Competition on Trade Remedy System at the Trade Center of Korea International Trade Association (KITA). Many professors, specialists and students attended the competition, where selected undergraduate and graduate students presented their papers. Fifteen students from six teams presented and Cherry Kim, Hyerim Kim and Gaegoung Kim, a team from the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University, won the 1st place.