Human Rights in South Korea: Past Trends, Present Realities, and Future Possibilities

May 27, 2015 | 2:00 PM

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute, SSK Human Rights Forum, and the Korea Institute, Harvard University

2:00:      Opening Remarks

Changrok Soh (PI, SSK Human Rights Forum; Professor of International Relations, Korea University; Member, UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee)

2:10:      The Emergence and Institutionalization of Human Rights in South Korean Civil Society

Presenter: Paul Y. Chang (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University)
Discussant: Kiyoteru Tsutsui (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan)

3:00:      The Role of Transitional Justice in Deepening Human Rights in South Korea

Presenter: Hun Joon Kim (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Korea University)
Discussant: Kathryn Sikkink (Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)

3:50:      Coffee Break

4:00:      Contested Human Rights and Its Consequences in South Korea

Jeong-Woo Koo (Associate Professor of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University; Director, The Sungkyunkwan Center for Human Rights and Development)
Discussant: Charlie Clements (Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School)

4:50:      Discussant Roundtable and Publication Plans

Roman David (Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University)
Charlie Clements
Kathryn Sikkink
Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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