Teaching Business Korean in the 21st Century:
Second Professional Development Seminar for Korean Instructors

Friday, May 3, 2013
Duquès Hall, Room 451
2201 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

The GW-CIBER is pleased to offer a professional development seminar for Korean language faculty. This seminar, led by GW Professors Young-Key Kim-Renaud and Miok D. Pak, is part of GW-CIBER's business language immersion event series. It will provide all participants with an opportunity to learn about methods for teaching Business Korean, and to observe demonstrations, hear presentations from prominent speakers, and exchange ideas and materials. The workshop will take place predominantly in Korean. There is no registration fee.

Please RSVP at ciber@gwu.edu


8:30-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-9:10am Welcome / Introduction
9:10-10:25am “Business Korean Project: Progress Report”

Young-Key Kim-Renaud and Miok D. Pak, Professors, GW Business Korean students, Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, The George Washington University
10:25-10:40am Break
10:40-11:30am "The State of the Korea-US Economic and Trade Relations"

Gheewhan Kim, Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington, DC
11:40-12:30 "Korean and American Business Cultures: a Comparative View"

Andrew Chanho Sonu, Attorney at Law, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
12:30-1:30pm Lunch and presentation: “For the Globalization of Korean Business”

Chang Ho Ahn, Chairman, Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
1:40pm Leave for International Monetary Fund (IMF)

700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20431
2:00-3:10pm IMF Visit and Presentation: “Korea and the IMF”

Jong-Won Yoon, Executive Director, Asia and the Pacific Constituency, IMF
3:25pm Return to GW Campus
3:30-4:00pm Wrap-up; Evaluations; Thank You

Speaker Bios

Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud is Chair of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department, Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs, and a faculty member of the Linguistics Program at The George Washington University. She is the initiator and co-convener of the Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities series at GW. A theoretical linguist with a broad interest in Korean studies and Asian affairs, she is editor of the Korean Linguistics journal, and organizer of cultural events and academic meetings. Her publications include Theoretical Issues in Korean Linguistics and Creative Women of Korea: The Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century and eight other books. She received a Republic of Korea Jade Order of Cultural Merit in 2006, a Bichumi Grand Award from Samsung Life Foundation in 2008.

Dr. Miok D. Pak is Teaching Assistant Professor in the Korean Language in the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at The George Washington University. Her research interest includes lexical ambiguity, Lexical integrity, Syntax and semantics interface, Syntax and morphology interface, Honorifics, Clause types, Sentence final particles, Syntactic agreement. Her publications include The Future: A road to unification of the Korean peninsula, an English translation of Kim Young-Keum's Korean original, entitled Hanbando Tongil-kwa Phyenghwa-lul wihan Pimanglok: Na-uy Kkwum, Apeci-uy Kkwum. With Dr. Kim-Renaud, she has been engaged in the GW-CIBER Business Korean Language project, which includes Business Korean language research and textbook development.

Dr. Gheewhan Kim has been Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, DC since August 2011. Previously, he was Director General for Multilateral Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) dealing with WTO, APEC, OECD, and G20 trade issues. Overseas posts include the Korean Embassy in Muscat, Oman, UK and the Russian Federation, as well as the Korean Mission in Geneva, Switzerland.

Andrew Chanho Sonu, Esq. represents Asia-based multinational companies in patent litigation, patent procurement, licensing, and technology transfer. He also advises companies and individuals in intellectual property matters, including patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Before joining Finnegan, he worked for nearly 17 years with major corporations including DuPont, IBM, and Zenith Electronics in research/engineering, business management, and law. He has been instrumental in forming business alliances with corporations based in Korea and Japan. Mr. Sonu is a frequent lecturer at legal and corporate seminars on intellectual property issues in the global setting.

Dr. Chang Ho Ahn is a drug development expert with over 20 years of experience in the fields of pharmacology and biotechnology. He founded Rexahn in 2001, and currently serves as the company's Chairman. Prior to that, Dr. Ahn held dual positions as both Expert Regulatory Officer and Laboratory Chief at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. While at the FDA, he represented the agency in the fields of Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapeutics and Multi-Drug Resistance, and served a key role as both author and co-author of several FDA guidance documents. Before joining the FDA, he carried out cancer research at the National Cancer Institute and Emory University's School of Medicine. Dr. Ahn organized and chaired the U.S.-Korea Bio Business and Partnership Forum, of which Maryland State and Montgomery County are partners. He has also served as president of the Society of Biomedical Research since 2000.

Dr. Jong-Won Yoon has been Executive Director for the Asian and the Pacific Constituency at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since November 2012. He was formerly Secretary to the President for Economic and Financial Affairs, Office of the President of the Republic of Korea (2011-12); Director General, Economic Policy Bureau, Ministry of Strategy and Finance (2008-11); Senior Advisor, Office of Executive Director, IMF (2006-2008); and Director, Economic Policy Division, Economic Policy Bureau, Ministry of Strategy and Finance (2005-06).