The third Israel-Korean Studies Workshop scholars workshop, organized by Dr. Alon Levkowitz was held on the opening of the academic year 2019 (December, 2018), supported by the Sir Naim Dangoor Centre and the Korean Embassy in Israel . The workshop summons all the experts, MA, PhD that do research on Korea affairs in Israeli academia. The participants included scholars from the universities of Bar-Ilan, Hebrew, Haifa and Tel Aviv . Each member introduces his or her research and held a discussion with the other participants, sharing thoughts, comments and improvement suggestions regarding the research presented. “Along the years, thanks to the support of Sir. Naim Dangoor and the Korean Embassy in Israel, we were able to create an academic environment that supports and promotes MA and PhD students who conduct research in Israel-Korean studies.” affirms Dr. Levkowitz.
“Along the years, thanks to the support of Sir. Naim Dangoor and the Korean Embassy in Israel, we were able to create an academic environment that supports and promotes MA and PhD students who conduct research in Israel-Korean studies.”Dr. Alon Levkowitz
This year, the presented lectures included, more than before, a wide variety Israel-Korea affairs: Yael Birman, a PhD Candidate from University of Haifa, presented her thesis on nutrition understanding between Korea and Japan and what might have near future implications on Israel. Seoyoung Kim, PhD Candidate from Bar-Ilan University, presented her research on one of the most critical issues – Ageism. Ms. Kim analyzes the effect of recruiting old people to work and the concerns over their mental health. Evgenia Lachina, PhD Candidate from University of Haifa, talked about Taekwondo as a Part of North Korean Civilian Identity and public diplomacy of North Korea. At the end of the day, the Korean embassy staff greeted us for the fruitful workshop during dinner.