SANACS presents the following ISAAC lectures/panels in the Bay Area for April 2009:
April 22 | 4 p.m. | UC Berkeley, Moses Hall, 223, IIS Conference Room
“Christianity and Political Culture in North Korea: Challenges for Reunification”
Prof. Jong Sun Noh, Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Peace Studies
at Yonsei University, South Korea
Professor Noh is frequently quoted in the media as an expert on Korean reunification. In this lecture, he will detail the ideology of “Juche” that lies behind North Korea’s “collective solidarity” and will go on to argue that Korean reunification could lead to economic prosperity. From a theological perspective, he will explore how Christianity could play a role in establishing peace on the Korean peninsula.
Trained as a theologian, he received his MDiv from Harvard, his PhD from Union Theological Seminary, and has taught at Yale. His most recent book was titled, “A Paradigm Shift for Peace in North East Asia.”
Event Contact: 510-642-2474
Co-sponsors with: Religion, Politics and Globalization Program (RPGP) and Center for Korean Studies (CKS) at UC Berkeley
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Apr. 27 | 5-7 PM | University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall
Panel: “Christian Faith and Asian American Activism”
This panel will invite local religious leaders in the Asian American Christian community to discuss the role of their religious organizations in the early beginnings of the Asian American Movement. Additionally, these leaders will discuss the current role of Asian American Christian faith and religion in shaping current discourse in the Asian American Movement and in Asian American Studies.
Rev. Lloyd Wake, retired United Methodist minister and Asian American community activist.
Russell Jeung, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, SFSU
Fr. Dennis Recio, S.J., Asian American Studies faculty member, University of San Francisco
Nhuanh Ly, Health Educator & Youth Activist, Banteay Srei
Timothy Tseng, Executive Director of Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies and Asian Studies
For more information about this event series or USF Asian American Studies, please contact Prof. Kevin Chun, Program Director (415.422.2418, email Kevin), or Andrea Wise, Program Assistant (415.422.5983, email Andrea). For more information about this particular panel, go to the ISAAC blog.
Co-sponsors with: USF Asian American Studies, USF Theology and Religious Studies Department, USF Center for the Pacific Rim