Did China Tire Safeguard Save U.S. Workers?

On March 26, 2015, Dr. Chung, Sunghoon from KDI presented his research article titled “Did China Tire Safeguard Save U.S. Workers?” In his co-written article, Dr. Chung examined whether the US special safeguard measure on tires exported from China actually had a positive impact on protecting the US labor market by using econometric models. His article provided an interesting policy implication on the impact of enforcing trade remedy measures under the objective of protecting the domestic industry against the surge of foreign imports.

Opening Ceremony of the Yulchon-GSIS Center for

On March 11, 2015, the opening ceremony of the Yulchon-GSIS Center for Emerging Economies was held at the GL Room of the Graduate School of International Studies. The Yulchon-GSIS Center for Emerging Economies aims to be at the helm of Korean scholarship on the economic, political, and commercial environment of emerging economies through intensive site-centered investigation and research. Moreover, as for its contribution towards the future, the Yulchon-GSIS center will foster scholars from emerging economies by providing the highest quality of educational and research opportunities.

MOU signed with Doosan Infracore

On March 18, 2015, GSIS has signed an MOU with Doosan Infracore at Doosan Tower. Since last year, Doosan Infracore and GSIS have established a public-private partnership for the purpose of constructing close network in developing countries as Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan and more. Based on the networking process, the MOU expects to establish strategic CSR tactics for business opportunities in the context of development policies.

FTA Business and Strategy Seminar Series 3

On March 12, 2015, Professor Byoung Kwon SOHN from Chung-Ang University gave a lecture to GSIS students in the FTA Business and Strategy program on the topic, ‘TPP and the Structure of the US Congress.’ Since it is important for the Obama administration to receive the trade promotion authority (TPA) from the Congress in order to proceed further with the TPP, Professor Sohn emphasized the importance of understanding the structure of the current US Congress to predict the future of TPP.

Meeting with STINT

Dr. Andreas G?thenberg, Executive Director of STINT and Mr. Mattias L?whagen from STINT(The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) visited GSIS on 22 Jan. to discuss about the dual degree programs and to promote Swedish higher education’s exchange and cooperation programs with counterparts in foreign countries. We had discussed issues related to running dual degree programs. STINT is part of a group of Swedish research foundations that were formed in 1994 to internationalize Swedish higher education and research, covering all academic fields and disciplines.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Korea’s Choice?

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Mr. Han-Koo YEO, Deputy Chief of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, gave a lecture to the students for the FTA Business and Strategy program on the controversies of Korea joining the TPP. Mr. Yeo explained that Korea has been aiming to be a regional FTA hub for the last decade and has been successful in leading FTA negotiations with its major trading partners, including the US, EU, and China. .

SNU-GSIS sign a memorandum of MOU with Korea-Africa Future Strategy Center

The MOU was signed between Korea-Africa Exchange Association Chairman, Mr. Jay Yang and the Dean of GSIS, Professor Chong-Sup Kim on March 10, 2015.. The agreement is designed to advance increased cooperation between the two institutions in their efforts to promote better understandings on African countries. As part of this agreement, GSIS will host “Africa Round Table” with support of the Center, starting this March, aiming for better understanding politics, economy and culture/society of African countries. All GSIS students are welcome to join the session.

Spring-2015 Freshmen Orientation

Spring semester-2015 Freshmen Orientation was held at Socheon Hall on March 2, 2015. Students from various backgrounds and interests gathered at Sochon Hall, with seniors greeting them with opened arms. Professor Dukgeun AHN, introduced Dean of GSIS, Professor Jong Sup KIM to greet students with his welcoming speech. Then the introducing of faculty members, administrative staff and student council were followed.

Spring-2015 Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony of GSIS was held on February 26, 2015 at Socheon Convention Hall. Total of 70 students have graduated. 66 students became Master and 4 students became Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies. The Valedictory speech was given by Ms. Jiyoung YOO, graduate from International Trade. Former Dean, now emeritus professor at SNU Business School, Prof. Dong-Sung CHO was the guest speaker to congratulate the graduates of GSIS.