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Democracy in an Age of Shifiting Demographics

conference program

Introductory Remarks
Kyunghee Choi (President, Ewha Womans University)
Eduardo Peňalver, Video Message (Dean, Cornell Law School)
Sung-In Jun (Professor, School of Economics, Hongik University)


Conversation 1: Values and Ethics- Hope, Empathy and Human Flourishing
Douglas Holmes (Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Binghamton)

Haejoang Cho (Emeritus Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University)
Sung-Nam Cho (Professor, Department of Sociology, Ewha Womans University)
Yuji Genda (Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Qian Hao (Associate Professor, School of Rule of Law and Government, China University of Political Science and Law)
George Marcus (Chancellor's Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine)
Hirokazu Miyazaki (Professor of Anthropology; Director, East Asia Program; Coordinator, Global Finance Initiative, Cornell University)
Naoki Sakai (Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University)

Panel: Voices of the Younger Generation
Kyungsuk Choi (Associate Professor, Ewha Law School)

Student Speakers
Sohyeon Han (Ewha Law School)
Meerim Lee (Ewha Law School)
Kyungju Song (Ewha Law School)

Conversation 2: The Promises and Shortcomings of Redistribution Policies
Eric San Juan (Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Former Tax Legislative Counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department)

Yoo-Hwan Kim (Professor, Ewha Law School)
Kark-Bum Lee (President, Future THINKNET (a research Institute for future studies); Professor Emeritus, KAIST)
Sophia Seung-yoon Lee (Assistant Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Ewha Womans University)
Amy Levine (Assistant Professor, Department of Global Studies, College of Economics and International Trade, Pusan National University)
Hiroyuki Mori (Professor, College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University)
Masayuki Takahashi (Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture)

Conversation 3: Fairness and Equality in an Aging Society
Fleur Johns (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales)

Leigh Bienen (Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law)
Harris Hyun-soo Kim (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Ewha Womans University)
Keigo Komamura (Vice President and Professor of Law, Keio University)
Grace Kuo (Associate Professor, Department of Law, National Cheng Kung University)
Toshio Kuwako (Professor, Department of Value and Decision Science, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Representative, Consensus Coordinators General Incorporated Association)
Xingzhong Yu (Anthony W. and Lulu C. Professor in Chinese Law, Cornell Law School)


General Discussion
Discussion Facilitator
Sophia Seung-yoon Lee (Assistant Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Ewha Womans University)

Wrap-up Discussion/Communiqué
Discussion Facilitators
Eunice K. Kim (Professor, Ewha Law School, Korea Director, Meridian 180)
Annelise Riles (Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies, Cornell Law School; Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University; Director, Meridian 180)