KASC 6 Alumni Attend Conexia Networking Party

ISC thanks CONEXIA, Inc. CEO Elena Chai and Operating Director Kim Jang Hwan for inviting KASC 6 alumni Sung Jun Kim, Jeongbin Lee and Lyndsey Twining to attend their end of the year celebration. Elena Chai spoke to the 6th KASC delegation about corporate social responsibility at the KASC Career Forum last July.

Conexia staff welcome ISC alumni

KASC 7 Executive Committee Chair Sung Jun Kim and Vice Chair Jeongbin Lee discussed the upcoming 7th KASC with attendees. Read more about Conexia and the KASC Career Forum here.

Alumni Gather in Seoul for KASCmas!

KASCmas is a growing tradition among KASC alumni based in Korea. December 21-22, 2013 KASCmas organizer Taehyoung Ahn (KASC 2009) brought together more than 30 KASC alumni for a warm weekend. Alumni travelled from all over Korea for the reunion.

After sharing dinner together, KASC 6 delegates were welcomed into the ISC alumni community. Sharing stories from past KASCs and personal updates, alumni also looked forward to the upcoming 7th KASC to be held in Seoul this July!

KASCers prepared an entertaining white elephant gift exchange game, fully utilizing their networking and negotiation skills to secure a favored present! Many thoughtful gifts and friendly jokes were exchanged as KASCers celebrated the holiday season.

If you are a KASC alumnus based in or travelling through Korea, please reach out to ISC Korea Country Office Michelle Lee Jones at mjones@iscdc.org to make sure you are invited to future alumni events.

ISC-JASW Networking Night January 16, 2014

On January 16th, 2014 ISC will co-host a networking night with the Japan-America Society of Washington (JASW) at Pasara Thai in downtown Washington D.C. Join the event to ring in the new year by celebrating JASC’s 80th anniversary and JASW’s over 50 years of service to the DC area.

More information available here.

JASCers, KASCers, JASW members and supporters and friends of all programs are welcome to come and bring guests.

Please RSVP for the event at the JASW website.


The 2nd JASC-KASC Symposium in January

On Thursday, January 30th, 2014, ISC will host the second JASC-KASC symposium-a discussion on the U.S.-Korea-Japan trilateral relationship.

The symposium will consist of two panels:
Historical Controversies and Security with Dr. Victor Cha and Dr. Mike Green and Women in Society with Chiyo Kobayashi and Florence Lee

We encourage all those interested to join alumni, the current students planning both JASC and KASC, and esteemed guests in attending the event. Click this link to RSVP through EventBrite.


7th KASC ECs: leaders not only for KASC, but for their communities

KASC would like to introduce some of the activities that 7th KASC Executive Committee is initiating. Although ECs are spread out over the country, each of them put ISC and KASC missions into practice in their communities.

Jongwoon Han attended the 24th  American Model UN Conferences held in Chicago, Illinois from November 23 to 26 for students, young professionals and faculty from the corner of the world. Jongwoon said it was “An opportunity to learn, grow, and prosper just like 7th KASC theme at the AMUN Conference!”

Jongwoon in an event

Jongwoon at the 24th American Model UN Conference in Chicago

Nae Won, the Chair of the 7th KASC, was honored to be an organizer and a speaker of the largest cultural showcase held at the Memorial Hall in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on November 9. This year’s theme was “Flight,” because the purpose of the show was to inspire the audience to soar through barriers of life to achieve their goals, whether if it is stage fright or stereotypes. It also stood for the action of taking a journey into Asia and seeing the beauty of the different Asian cultures through creative performances.

She, as one of the executive board for UNC’s Asian Student Association, planned and conducted the cultural showcase including an introductory speech, Korea Fan Dance Fairies and a parade of flags so as to share different cultures, in line with KASC’s ultimate goals.

From left to right: Nae speaking on stage, Nae with friends, Korea Traditional Dance,  Flag Parade



KASC 7 Roundtables, Sites Announced

The KASC 7 Executive Committee

The Roundtables and Sites for the 7th KASC are now available on the KASC website!

In 2014, KASC will return to the Republic of Korea, visiting Gangwon-do, Seoul, Busan, and Jeju Island. The roundtables for the conference follow:

Business and Society: Restructuring Our Economies for Modern Times
Communication and Culture: An Emerging Multicultural Media
Politics and Security: The Past, Present and New Direction for the ROK-U.S. Alliance
Global Human Rights: Responsibility in Finding the Solutions to A Fair Society
Education: Problems of Current Education System and A New Model for Both

Interested students are encouraged to browse the site and ask questions through http://iscdc.org/kasc/contact/. The application will be available online soon.


Commemoration events for Hangeul Day in Korea!

 October 9th was the official Hangeul Day — the Korean alphabet — in Korea, and many cultural events were held across the country. It is Hangeul’s 567th anniversary since it was created and promulgated by King Sejong in 1446.

AD Flash, an advertisement committee comprised of numerous universities, successfully completed their event in Seoul. Many gathered in Hongdae, the event’s venue, and painted Hangeul henna on their body parts. The main purpose of the event was to let people know of the beauty of Hangeul.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is also holding a festival until October 13th in Guanghwamoon. The series of events include exhibitions, performances, academic conferences and other Hangeul-related activities.  Go check out the events and enjoy this meaningful Hangeul Day!

Click the picture for more information!