IGC JOURNAL 2021 SUMMER 

   

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY KOREA







                                                                                                                  

1.

Center for Security Policy Studies-Korea Holds Annual Symposium


Mason Korea’s Center for Security Policy Studies-Korea(CSPS-Korea) and North Korean human rights organization, THINK, jointly held the 2021 CSPS-Korea Annual Symposium entitled “Human Security in the Gray Zone: North Korean Defectors and Their Children” at the IGC Auditorium. Over 140 participants joined the event both in person and online. The symposium was composed of three sessions including a panel discussion moderated by CSPS-Korea Director, Dr. KWON So-young, featuring expert panelists such as Dr. OH Joon, former South Korean Ambassador to the UN.

2.

Professor KWON So-young Appointed as Member of Incheon’s Peace City Initiative Committee


Dr. KWON So-young, Assistant Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Security Policy Studies-Korea(CSPS-Korea), was recently appointed as a member of Incheon City’s Peace City Initiative Committee by Incheon Mayor PARK Nam-chun. As a committee member, Dr. KWON plans to contribute her extensive experience in diplomacy and politics to a potential “peace city Incheon” to strengthen inter-Korean exchange and cooperation in creating a border peace zone.

3.

LEE Sei-hoon Wins Second Place in EY Korea’s University Business Plan Competition


LEE Sei-hoon, a junior business major at Mason Korea, won second place at a university business plan competition called “Growth to Professional” run by EY Korea and JA Korea.

After two weeks of intense planning in an online setting, Lee and his team successfully pitched a business plan to EY consultants. Their efforts paid off, landing them in second place.

4.

Mason Korea Signs MOU for Mutual Cooperation in Conflict Management with Incheon’s Bupyeong District


Mason Korea signed an MOU with Incheon’s Bupyeong district(Bupyeong-gu) for the purpose of mutual cooperation in conflict management to strengthen communication and resolve conflicts in the local community. This MOU will include conflict resolution workshops led by Mason Korea’s Peace and Conflict Studies Center Asia(PACSC Asia), educational programs, internships, and knowledge sharing in the area of conflict resolution.

5.

Australian Ambassador to South Korea Gives First Public Speech at Mason Korea


George Mason University Korea had the pleasure of hosting H.E. Catherine RAPER, Australian Ambassador to South Korea, for her first public speech as Ambassador at Mason Korea’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Ambassador RAPER discussed the 60th anniversary of South Korea-Australia diplomatic relations and its future prospects in her in-depth lecture. 115 participants attended the event both online and offline, including students and business leaders from the local community.

6.

Mason Korea Holds Beach Cleaning Day


As part of our Mason Cares Program, 30 Mason Korea volunteers helped clean up Masian Beach in Incheon last month. In adherence to strict COVID safety protocols, our Campus Dean, faculty, students, and staff teamed up to clean up marine debris and litter in efforts to protect marine life and preserve our local environment.