Brigham Young University

Asian Studies

Career Reflections: Global Management

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Career Reflections: Global Management

Michael Simpson, a senior consultant for Global Leadership and Execution Practice with FranklinCovey, will discuss integrating business with a global emphasis on  Thursday, 16 October at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Simpson also serves as author, speaker, and head of coaching at FranklinCovey and teaches at its Executive Leadership Week.

He was vice president of sales and marketing and business development for the global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Read More…

Current Issues in U.S. National Security and Diplomacy

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Current Issues in U.S. National Security and Diplomacy

John D. Negroponte is a former U.S. deputy secretary of state and currently serves on the Leadership Council of Concordia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit based in New York City. Negroponte will address a guest and campus audience on Thursday, 25 September at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

He is also chairman for the Council of the Americas/Americas Society and for Walmart’s International Advisory Council, is vice chairman of McLarty Associates, and serves on the board of the Asia Society. He also holds a part-time position at his alma mater, Yale University.

Negroponte is a former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Read More…

Congress, the CIA, the NSA and the Broader Intelligence Community

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Congress, the CIA, the NSA and the Broader Intelligence Community

Michael Bahar, general counsel to the Minority Staff of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, provides legal advice to Democratic committee members. Bahar’s committee has recently addressed terrorism in North Africa, cybersecurity issues in U.S.–China relations, and the leaks to the NSA programs. His presentation will be Thursday, 25 September at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Between 2010 and 2012, he served as deputy legal advisor to the White House’s National Security Staff for foreign relations law, presidential emergency and war powers, intelligence law, information safeguarding and security, ethics, and congressional oversight.

Before graduating from college, Bahar was commissioned into the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). While waiting for his active duty service to begin, Read More…

Telling a Korean Family History

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Telling a Korean Family History

Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and, long before there was ancestry.com, many Koreans kept detailed records of their ancestral lineages in their family book. Twenty-five years ago, Eugene Y. Park, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, set out to find his own roots.

Park’s research tracing his patrilineal ancestry back to a Miryang Pak lineage of Chungin (“middle people”) class is the basis for his new book A Family of No Prominence: The Descendants of Pak Tŏkhwa and the Birth of Modern Korea, a remarkable historical account covering over three hundred years.

Join us on  Thursday, 18 September at noon in 238 HRCB as Park shares his story.

His specialty is the sociopolitical history of Korea, especially from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. He is currently working on his third monograph, Fallen Royals: The Kaesŏng Wang in Chosŏn Korea, 1392–1910 (title tentative), which examines positions occupied by the descendants of Koryŏ dynasty in Chosŏn politics and society.

After graduating from the University of California—Los Angeles with a degree in history (1991), Park received an MA in regional studies East Asia from Harvard University (1993) and a PhD in East Asian languages and civilizations (1999).

Academic SubjectTeachers @ Wasatch Academy (China)

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Academic SubjectTeachers @ Wasatch Academy (China)

Wasatch Academy offers an academic program wherein students who are enrolled in a Dual Diploma Program at Wasatch Academy’s partner schools in the People’s Republic of China are eligible to receive credits for specified academic courses taught by Wasatch Academy teachers. After successful completion of the set credit requirements, students enrolled in the Dual Diploma Program will obtain an American high school graduation diploma from Wasatch Academy and a Chinese graduation diploma from Wasatch Academy.

Wasatch Academy is searching for academic subject teachers to reside and teach in our Dual Diploma Program located at Wasatch Academy’s China centers for the 2014–15 school year.  Read More…