Mason Korea Campus Dean Robert Matz signed an MOU with Dr. Ok-Joo Sim, Director of the Research Institute of the Korea Women’s Independence Movement (KWIM) located in Gongju City, South Korea. The MOU ceremony was held at Mason Korea.
“One of the values that has driven George Mason is its commitment to diversity of all kinds,” said Campus Dean Robert Matz in his opening remarks. “Collaboration with KWIM comes at an opportune time for Mason Korea, which just launched a new research group on Gender in the Korean Context. We are delighted to partner in that work with you,” he added.
“Our research center “PACSC Asia” is still relatively young at about four years, but we have already been fortunate to successfully execute a variety of key projects and create great relationships throughout Korea,” said Dr. Roland B. Wilson, Co-Director of PACSC Asia and professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Mason Korea. “This MOU today highlights such relationships with what I consider a key partner in expanding the work and influence of our Research Center, Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program, and University by working with someone who is truly a leader in her field and well known around the world: Dr. Ok-Joo Sim.” “My students and I look forward to working with you and learning from you,” he added.
The agreement seeks to promote unique educational and intercultural activities and projects in the fields of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and of Peace Studies between PACSC Asia at Mason Korea and KWIM. This collaboration includes possible projects on research, education, problem-solving workshops, student internships, and symposia.
Dr. Shannon Davis (Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Director of IUCF at Mason Korea), Dr. Hye Yun Kang (Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution), and Christina Cha (Director of Strategic Partnerships) also attended the ceremony.
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May 17, 2022