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Korean Communication Research and Practice: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Date: July 27-28, 2017

Location: UHM Center for Korean Studies, 1881 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822

With generous support from the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2016-OLU-2240001), The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan sponsors a full two-day conference, “Korean Communication Research and Practice: Looking Back, Looking Forward,” on July 27-28, 2017 in Honolulu, HI.

Professor Kwan Min Lee from Nanyang Technological University will present on "User Experience (UX) Research and Practice in South Korea" as a keynote speaker, and 16 other Korean communication scholars from Korea, Canada, and all over the U.S. will share their expertise in the various communication areas including political communication, health communication, journalism, digital game studies, visual communication, public relations, and advertising. You can view the conference agenda and presenters' bios.

Thursday, July 27

9:00am     Welcome

9:20am     Keynote Speech

10:30am   Communication and Society

1:00pm     Public Communication

Friday, July 28

9:00am     Digital Media and Community

10:40am   Culture/Visual Communication

1:15pm     Future of Korean Communication

3:15pm     Closing

This conference is being generously supported by the UHM Center for Korean Studies, UHM College of Social Sciences, the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication, Simon Fraser University's Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology, and the Korean American Communication Association.

For more information, contact the UHM Center for Korean Studies at 808.956.7041 or Ji Young Kim, conference organizer, at