After a thorough (and exhausting) search, which brought 5 candidates in from around the globe and involved extensive consultation with the Executive Committee and the Institute’s staff, the hiring committee chose former CKS Program Director Dylan Davis to be IEAS’s next Associate Director.
The Center for Korean Studies community was saddened to learn of the death on October 24, 2017 of Professor Hong Yung Lee. Professor Lee was on the UC Berkeley faculty for nearly thirty years, and among his many responsibilities and accomplishments, he served as the CKS Chair for ten years. A celebration of Hong Yung Lee's life and career was held on January 21, 2018, at UC Berkeley. Professor John Lie, also a previous CKS Chair and Hong Yung Lee's colleague for many years, offered the following brief summary of Professor Lee's life and work:
Professor Clare You of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (retired) and former Chair of CKS was awarded the Manhae Grand Prize for 2017 from the Manhae Foundation in South Korea. Congratulations, Professor You!