2014 EPIK Young Leaders Conference



Wednesday August 13, 2014

1:30 PM ~

Kukdo Hotel

Announcements 2014 EPIK Young Leaders Award Recipients
Announcements 2014 EPIK Young Leaders Conference: Essay Competition
Multimedia 2014 EPIK Young Leaders Conference: Opening Session
Multimedia 2014 EPIK Young Leaders Conference: Session 1
Multimedia 2014 EPIK Young Leaders Conference: Session 2
Memo EPIK Journals Online Vol. 5 : Session 1
Memo EPIK Journals Online Vol. 5 : Session 2

EPIK Young Leaders Conference 2014 was held at Kukdo Hotel on 13th August. This annual academic conference has been organized by EPIK Spiders consisting of EAI interns since 2010. Four papers were presented followed by panel discussions. The panelist for discussions included former EPIK Spiders members, EPIK award winners, and EAI interns.

Theme

"Followership: A New Approach to Understanding Leadership"

Followers and leaders have co-existed in every aspect of human societies, across time and across space. Despite the co-existing relationship and mutual interactions between the two constituents of social structures, there has been a relative lack of scholarly attention and study on the role of followers and how followership complements leadership. The onset of the 21st century characterized by the information revolution, democratization and globalization, however, casts new-fangled light on followership and the role of followers in initiating or responding to various social changes and challenges.

Followers can sustain, complement, or challenge existing leadership. Without followership and the acceptance of the existing leadership, the legitimacy of leaders can be significantly diminished in governments, companies, and many other social institutions. In a reciprocal way, followership cannot exist or be maintained without leadership. Therefore, followership and leadership can be characterized as a coherent whole. With this in mind, how should we conceptualize followership of the 21st century? How can we best understand the role of followership in its relation to leadership?

2014 EPIK Young Leaders Conference invites bright young scholars from around the world in various academic disciplines to ponder upon the role of followership in its interaction with leadership and suggest the outlook of followership in the 21st century, exploring various historical and contemporary issues. You may write your essay employing any academic field of your choice.

Program

Opening Session

  

13:30-13:35  Opening Address

 

Min Seon Ku, Yonsei University; President of 2015 EPIK Spiders Committee

 

13:35-13:40  Welcoming Address

 

Sook-Jong Lee, President of EAI

  

Session 1

 

13:40-15:30   Presentation and Discussion

 

Moderator

Prof. Ji Yeoun Song, Sogang University

 

Presentation
“The Influence of Followership on Organizational Identification and the Mitigating Effect of Communication Climate”
Hyunsu Lee, University of Amsterdam
                                  
“Leadership in Context of Followership: the Cooperative Role in Addressing the Global Problem of Climate Change”
Eun Seo Kim, Oxford University

 

Discussion
Inho Choi, Seoul National University

Yun Suk Chung, Yale University
JungHee Hyun, Yonsei University
Min Seon Ku, Yonsei University

 

15:30-15:50  Coffee Break

 

Session 2

 

15:40-17:40  Presentation and Discussion 

 

Moderator

Prof.Heon Joo Jung, Yonsei University

 

Presentation
“Followership in International Relations: East Asia in the 21st Century”
Na Young Lee, Seoul National University
                                  
“Followership in U.S. Military Interventions in the post-Cold War Era”
Raphael Kunz, Seoul National University
 

Discussion 
Sung Pyo Hong, Seoul National University
Hyun Min Kang, Korea University

Hyejin Park, Oberlin College
Jung Min Yeo, Georgetown University 
 

17:40-17:50  Awarding Ceremony

 

Award Recipients

2nd Prize
Hyunsu Lee, University of Amsterdam
“The Influence of Followership on Organizational Identification and the Mitigating Effect of Communication Climate”

Raphael Kunz, Seoul National University
“Followership in U.S. Military Interventions in the post-Cold War Era”