2011 EPIK Young Leaders Conference



Wednesday August 17, 2011

1:00 PM ~

Kukdo Hotel

Announcements 2011 EPIK Young Leaders Award Recipients
Announcements 2011 EPIK Young Leaders Conference: Essay Competition
Multimedia 2011 EPIK Young Leaders Conference: Session 1
Multimedia 2011 EPIK Young Leaders Conference: Session 2
Memo EPIK Journals Online Vol. 2: Session 1
Memo EPIK Journals Online Vol. 2: Session 2

The EAI held the EPIK Young Leaders Conference 2011 on August 17, 2011 under the theme of “Sustainable Future”. EPIK Young Leaders Conference is an annual event launched in 2010 organized by EPIK Spiders, an academic circle created by EAI intern graduates. EAI arranged this essay competition to provide a platform for talented students from home and abroad, who have different majors and backgrounds to develop not only their comprehensive knowledge but also global mind and community spirit. During the two presentation sessions, the presenters shared their ideas on various topics including international politics, security, economics, and business management as well as to ponder their roles in this ever changing global community. All papers presented including the prize-winning thesis will be posted on the EAI website shortly.

Theme

"Sustainable Future"

Participants can choose any topic pertaining to the main question, "In this age of uncertainty, what is a new, sustainable vision for our future? What can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?"

Program

13:00~13:05  Opening Address

 

Yoon Jin Lee, Harvard University (1st Prize recipient of EPIK Conference 2010)

 

13:05~13:10  Welcoming Address

 

Sook Jong Lee, President of the East Asia Institute

 

13:10~13:30  Congratulatory Address

 

Jae-Yeob Yun, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sam Yang Corporation

Byung-Kook Kim, President of the Korea Foundation  

 

13:30~14:30  Session 1

 

Moderator

Prof. Jai Kwan Jung, Korea University

 

Presenters

“East Asian Development Model and South Korea’s Labor Productivity in the Service Industry”
Donghyun Kim, New York University

 

“New Paradigm Economic Policy for Sustainable Future and Prosperity” 

Insung Chung, Washington University in St. Louis

 

“Building a New Environmental Governance for Sustainable Future”
Sung-gil Lee, Kyung Hee University


“Spreading Green Growth: Introducing Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia”

TaekJin Han, Seoul National University

 

14:30~15:30  Discussion

 

15:30~15:40  Coffee Break

 

15:40~16:30  Session 2  

 

Moderator

Prof. Jeong-Woo Koo, Sungkyunkwan University

 

Presenters

“The Effect of Corruption and Environmental Performance on Economic Sustainability, and the Role of Social Networking in a Vision for a Sustainable Future”
Jieun Carol Kim, Brown University

 

“Medical Sustainability – Why it is critical for our future and what needs to be done”
Il Hoon William Do, University of Oxford Medicine
  

“In Face of Public Debt Buildups: Is Social Spending Sustainable in the Long Run?”
So Jin Lee, Mount Holyoke College

 

16:30~17:30 Discussion

 

List of Discussants

 

Yun Suk Chung, Princeton University

Jae Hee Jung, Yonsei University

Philip Do Youn Kim, University College London

Sung Eun Kim, Columbia University

Yoon Jin Lee, Harvard University

Jaesung Ryu, University of California, San Diego

Soo Min Song, George Washington University

 

Award Recipients

1st Prize
Il Hoon William Do, University of Oxford Medicine, “Medical Sustainability – Why it is critical for our future and what needs to be done”

2nd Prize
TaekJin Han, Seoul National University, “Spreading Green Growth: Introducing Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia”
Donghyun Kim, New York University, “East Asian Development Model and South Korea’s Labor Productivity in the Service Industry”