Testimonial
I could have a prestigious opportunity to broaden my perspective over global issues
thanks to GSP. The GSP has helped prepare for participating in a TV program hosted by NHK. One of the most important criteria for choosing the participants was English skill
and because all the courses in the GSP are conducted in English, it helped me a lot. Not only that, outstanding professors and GSP mates are great assets for me.
I was selected to participate in a TV program hosted by NHK. (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Let me briefly
introduce this program to you all. In this program, twenty four students from Korea, China and Japan (8 for each country) are invited. Those 24 students will take a lecture of professor Michael Sandel from Havard University
who wrote a book called 'Justice.' During his lecture, students are supposed to be given and open a debate over
the topic or questions given by professor Michael Sandel. The aim of the program is, in my opinion at least, to see
and exchange different views from each countries' young generations. The whole program will be conducted in
English. This program is scheduled to be aired in May.
I think it would be a prestigious opportunity to broaden my perspective over global issues. And I think this was
possible because of the GSP. The GSP has helped prepare for this because one of the most important criteria for
choosing the participants was English skill. As we all know, all the courses in the GSP are conducted in English,
which helps me a lot. Not only that, outstanding professors and GSP mates are great assets for me. For instance,
thanks to visiting professor Christopher Rossi who inspired me and Yoon-Jeong who encouraged me to take
action, I think I could make this great opportunity happen.
I was often told that the chance will be coming to those who are prepared. By this occasion, I realized that
statement is true and I could be prepared because of the GSP even though I know that I have long way to go
when it comes to English. Thus, I hope all the GSP members study hard with our prestigious curriculum. Then I
am sure that this kind of coming opportunities will not miss you.
Seonhyun Lee
GSP
My teaching experience at PNU was one of the most fulfilling of my life. I had no trouble getting lively class discussions going and having students vigorously argue their own
views.
My teaching experience at PNU was one of the most fulfilling of my life. I had expected the students to be
friendly and hard working. What I did not expect was how interesting and willing to express diverse opinions
they would be. I had no trouble getting lively class discussions going and having students vigorously argue their
own views. I had planned on having a lecture based course but as I saw how much they enjoyed a good debate
and how much more effort they made when they were going to take a position they believed in I decided to
make the second half of my course into a series of debates and simulations. I saw a good bit of my students
outside of class as well and I continue to be in touch with some of them. I also enjoyed the city of Pusan and
found most everything I could want within walking distance of my hotel. It is a very good experience living in a
city where walking and trains are the normal mode of transportation and car travel is the exception. Still, as much as I enjoyed the city and its nightlife teaching the class was always the highpoint of my day. I still have trouble
believing I was getting paid for it.
Michael Reinhard
Overseas excellent professor
I had a very positive experience last fall when I gave a guest lecture for the Global
Studies Program at PNU. The students were attentive, and they were not afraid to ask
a lot of questions. It was also clear that for the Global Studies students, English is not a
problem, since they could carry on a deep discussion of important topics and issues.
I had a very positive experience last fall when I gave a guest lecture for the Global Studies Program at PNU. The
students were attentive, and they were not afraid to ask a lot of questions. I was impressed by the way the PNU
students connected my topic with things they already have previously learned, as shown by the questions they
asked and comments they made. It was also clear that for the Global Studies students, English is not a problem,
since they could carry on a deep discussion of important topics and issues.
Bradley Tatar
professor, UNIST
I visited the Global Studies programme at PNU in November to give a guest lecture on
Foucault's theory of biopower at the invitation of Professor Levine. I was enormously
impressed by the calibre of students who attended the talk and came up with excellent,
very well informed and critical questions and comments at the end.
I visited the Global Studies programme at PNU in November to give a guest lecture on Foucault's theory of
biopower at the invitation of Professor Levine. I enjoyed the visit immensely. I was enormously impressed by the
calibre of students who attended the talk and came up with excellent, very well informed and critical questions
and comments at the end. After the talk Professor Levine and I shared a coffee with a smaller group of students -
I will always remember the fascinating, deep and quite intimate conversation that we had together about the
impact of power, nationalism and militarism on personal l ives in Korea. What a wonderful group!
Dr. Claire Blencowe
University of Warwick, UK
I was invited to teach a winter course at the global studies program at PNU entitled
Current Issues in International Relations. was particularly impressed with the students
ability to recognize trends an forecast developments in international relations.
Teaching at PNU was areal pleasure!
I was invited to teach a winter course at the global studies program at PNU entitled Current Issues in
International Relations. The course itself was based on a "learn by doing model", in which students, after my
lectures, were expected to engage proactively with the issues through independent research and report writing.
The students progressed greatly during the course, writing excellent, insightful and original articles that
concisely reported on a wide range of political and diplomatic crises. The students also successfully learned to
read and quickly assimilate information from mainstream and specialized news outlets, and to form their own
opinions concerning events. I was particularly impressed with the students ability to recognize trends an forecast developments in international relations. Teaching at PNU was areal pleasure!
Eduardo Zachary Albrecht
The Roundtable “Anthropology, Feminism, Korea” was a lively, stimulating event, which happened at the moment when gender issues in South Korea are hotly debated in society at large. It is important for universities to take leadership in those conversation and PNU’s roundtable was an impressive step in that direction.
The Roundtable “Anthropology, Feminism, Korea” was a lively, stimulating event, which happened at the moment when gender issues in South Korea are hotly debated in society at large. It is important for universities to take leadership in those conversation and PNU’s roundtable was an impressive step in that direction.
I was pleased at the level of students’ interest and the depth of their engagement. I can only wish for more academic conversations that bring together students, faculty and interested public to debate together on issues of pertinent intellectual concern.
​Best Regards.​
Dr. Olga Fedorenko
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Seoul National University