South Korean protestors shout slogans during a rally against North Korea's regime in Seoul on April 26. The placards read 'Freedom and human rights for North Korean people.' (Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

INDiscussion Winner for 2014

INDePth is pleased to announce Sophie Qu as the INDiscussion Blog Competition winner for 2014. The Korea Canadian Scholarship Foundation selected her entry written on the “The Two Koreas and the Responsibility of the International Community“. Sophie Qu is a fourth-year Criminology and Concurrent Education student at the University of Toronto. She will be receiving her $500 grand prize from the Korea Canadian Scholarship Foundation at the … Continue reading INDiscussion Winner for 2014

On March 18, Ambassador He Yafei paid courtesy call to Marius Grinius, Ambassador and PR of Canada.

Marius Grinius to Deliver Opening Keynote

Re: Former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea and Permanent Representative to the UN Marius Grinius to Deliver Opening Keynote at the INDePth Conference, March 20-21 TORONTO, ON—INDePth is honoured to announce that Marius Grinius, Canada’s former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and the former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2014 Conference: Reimagining the Korean Peninsula: … Continue reading Marius Grinius to Deliver Opening Keynote

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Re: Centre for the Study of Korea Sponsorship

As the INDePth Korea 2014 draws closer, we are excited to receive the generous financial support of The Centre for the Study of Korea as a Platinum sponsor. The Centre for the Study of Korea was established in the fall of 2006 with the goal of promoting critical approaches to the research of Korea. The Centre also aims to develop pedagogical materials for teaching about … Continue reading Re: Centre for the Study of Korea Sponsorship

Media Representation Workshop

Few issues involving North Korea have been as prominent or talked-about in the media as the most recent “basketball diplomacy” trips led by Dennis Rodman. From its inception, this proposed project was framed and labelled most generously as a shallow publicity stunt to most critically as downright morally reprehensible. The referrals by ex-NBA player Rodman to Kim Jong Un as a “friend for life” and … Continue reading Media Representation Workshop

INDePth Event: Media Perception and Depiction of North Korea

CASSU x INDePth Presents: Beyond the “Hermit Kingdom”: Media Perception and Depiction of North Korea Media both reflects the norms and values which undergird the social and political fabric of a community and, in turn, a community’s media representations can help shape perceptions that a particular society holds of itself and others. This is no different in the context of North Korea, and the media … Continue reading INDePth Event: Media Perception and Depiction of North Korea

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INDePth 2014 Sponsorship Update

INDePth is pleased to announce that for our Korea 2014 Conference, we have received the generous support of the University of Toronto Student Initiatives Fund as our first ever Diamond level sponsor. The Dean’s Student Initiatives Fund was established to provide financial support for student initiatives that aspire to create dialogue and foster a greater sense of community through special events, lectures, or other forms … Continue reading INDePth 2014 Sponsorship Update

Key Themes and Workshop Topics for Korea Conference 2014

Day 1: Agents of Change on a Divided Peninsula Media Representations Media both reflects the norms and values which undergird the social and political fabric of a community and, in turn, a community’s media representations can help shape perceptions that a particular society holds of itself and others. This is no different in the context of North-South Korean relations, and the media plays an important … Continue reading Key Themes and Workshop Topics for Korea Conference 2014

Korean Traditional Pattern

Reimagining the Korean Peninsula: Global Forces, Social Change and Conflict Resolution

This year INDePth Conference 2014 will focus on another area pivotal to the Asia-Pacific region—the Korean peninsula. INDePth is proud to announce that Korea is the focus of its 2014 annual conference. Delegates will explore Korea through the theme “Reimagining the Korean Peninsula: Global Forces, Social Change and Conflict Resolution” by assessing both the agents of change in the two Koreas as well as interrogating … Continue reading Reimagining the Korean Peninsula: Global Forces, Social Change and Conflict Resolution

[CLOSED] Call for Executive Team 2014

All university students across different disciplines are eligible to apply! To apply for a position: E-mail: recruitment@indepthconference.com Attach a copy of your résumé/CV (maximum 2 pages) Attach a cover letter (maximum 1 page) Please specify in the subject line of the email: INDePth Application/(Position you are applying)/(Fill in your name) Each position number requires a separate application. For general inquiries or any specific questions related … Continue reading [CLOSED] Call for Executive Team 2014

Riots in Hong Kong

INDiscussion Winner: Tim Yu

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 INDiscussion competition.  The winner is “The Crisis of Hong Kong Identity” by Timothy Yu, which was written following the aftermath of the protests against the ‘election’ of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying on April 1, 2012. Tim Yu is a fourth-year undergraduate student from Edmonton, Alberta studying at the University of Alberta. He became … Continue reading INDiscussion Winner: Tim Yu