Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Lectures @ UP Asian Center

Special Lectures on Korea: Its Economy and Culture

Organizer: Korea Foundation in partnership with University of the Philippines Office of Institutional Linkages and the Asian Center

1. Capability-Building as the Essence of the Korean Model of Development by Prof. Keun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
2. Understanding K-Entertainment: Korean Visual Culture by Prof. Seungkwan No, Hanyang University, Korea

Venue: GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium
Date: 5 August 2013
Time: 8am to 12:30pm

Open to the public. Free admission. Pre-registration is required.
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H.E. Rahim Mihmanparast
Head of Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
July 8, 2013 - 10am-12n
GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center Rm.206-207

Gen. Saighal is presently Executive Director of Eco Monitors Society, an NGO involved in demography and ecology issues. As a respected and former high ranking military official, he has written a number of books on security issues, including Restructuring South Asian Security, Restructuring Pakistan, Dealing with Global Terrorism: The Way Forward and Global Security Paradoxes: 2000-2020.

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