Sokeel Park (LiNK) and Seongmin Lee We know North Korea matters. The problem is, for the vast majority of people, North Korea is such a strange place that we have trouble relating to it. That has been certainly true for me. But thanks to Seongmin Lee, North Korea is a little bit less [...]
(L to R) Sam Yoon, Priscilla Ouchida, Deborah Hersman, Charry Lee, Edward Kang All of us remember the disaster last June involving the crash of an Asiana Airlines plane and the racist prank involving the fake names of the pilots involved. KTVU, which had broadcast the names, fired three veteran producers over the [...]
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We know that Asian Americans -- and Korean Americans -- participate less in elections and politics than do other Americans. The question is why? Most social scientists believe that levels of income and education are good predictors of voting behavior. Asian Americans have achieved higher levels of income and education than other Americans but still [...]
The mainstream narrative on North Korea focuses on Kim Jong-un, nuclear weapons, missiles and (bizarrely) Dennis Rodman. However, beneath the high-level histrionics there are 24 million North Koreans quietly driving multiple bottom-up social changes, including grassroots marketization, corruption and new information flows. This event will be a unique opportunity to learn more about these changes [...]
President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Rhea Suh as the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. Ms. Suh is currently the Department's Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget. She and Dr. Howard Koh at the Department of Health and Human Services are the highest-ranking [...]