Faculty News

Conflict Analysis Expert Dr. Roland Wilson Presents at Jeju Peace Forum

Conflict Analysis Expert Dr. Roland Wilson Presents at Jeju Peace Forum

Dr. Roland B. Wilson, Program Coordinator and professor at Mason’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Co-Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Center Asia (PACSC Asia), was invited to speak at the 16th public forum for peace and prosperity held on Jeju island. The Jeju Peace Forum serves as a venue for policy discourse to seek peace and co-prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia.

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Mason Korea Faculty Give Special Sports Diplomacy Lectures

Mason Korea Faculty Give Special Sports Diplomacy Lectures

Mason Korea partnered with the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO) to offer a special lecture program for students enrolled in Dream Together Master (DTM), a global sports development graduate program at Seoul National University. Professors Roland Wilson and Soyoung Kwon lectured on sports diplomacy to nearly 30 students from around the world.

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Professor Soyoung Kwon Featured on KBS Radio

Professor Soyoung Kwon Featured on KBS Radio

Following the success of the 2021 CSPS-Korea Annual Symposium entitled “Human Security in the Gray Zone: North Korean Defectors and Their Children” held in May, Dr. Soyoung Kwon, Director of CSPS-Korea and a professor of Global Affairs, recently gave an interview on KBS Radio program “Hanminjok Hanaro” (One Korean People). 

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Interview with Professor Lester Kurtz

Interview with Professor Lester Kurtz

Professor Lester Kurtz discusses his multi-decade research project on a four-volume Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict. He also reflects on his time at Mason Korea before returning to the Fairfax campus.

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Professor Soyoung Kwon Appointed as Member of Incheon’s Peace City Initiative Committee

Professor Soyoung Kwon Appointed as Member of Incheon’s Peace City Initiative Committee

Dr. Soyoung Kwon, Assistant Professor of Global Affairs, was recently appointed as a member of Incheon City’s Peace City Initiative Committee by Incheon Mayor Park Nam-chun. As one of four academic experts among 30 committee members, Kwon plans to contribute her extensive experience in diplomacy and politics to a potential “peace city Incheon” to strengthen inter-Korean exchange and cooperation in creating a border peace zone.

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Gyu Tag Lee Comments on BTS Not Winning a Grammy Faculty News

Gyu Tag Lee Comments on BTS Not Winning a Grammy

BTS is the first K-pop act ever to be nominated for a Grammy. Despite much anticipation, BTS did not win a Grammy for its megahit single “Dynamite” at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Expressing disappointment at the results, cultural studies professor Lee Gyu-tag of George Mason University Korea said, “Their Grammy debut nomination itself was too late, as it should have come a year or two ago. The belated nomination had already proved how closed the Recording Academy was.”

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