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Online seminar to discuss now and future of Hallyu

A seminar that will shed light on the current state and future of Korean culture will take place online Wednesday, the organizers said Monday.

Co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization, the seminar, titled “The Spirit of the Times as Reflected in K-Culture” will start with a keynote speech from Pier Luigi Sacco, a professor of cultural economics at IULM University Milan.

Other participants include domestic and international experts in international cooperation, tourism, content and media, including Stephen Duncombe, a professor at Gallatin School of Individual Studies, New York University, as well as Sam Richards, a professor of sociology at Penn State University. Kim Sun-hyuk, a public administration professor at Korea University, and researchers from the Korea Culture & Tourism Institute will also share their insights.

The first K-Culture conference will discuss the implications of Hallyu while the second session will explore policy initiatives for a sustainable Korean Wave. A roundtable discussion led by KDI professor Lee Tae-jun will include five panelists discussing various Hallyu-related topics before wrapping up the seminar.

The online stream will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday via the YouTube channel of the Korea Tourism Organization. Simultaneous English and Korean interpretation will be provided.

Korea Herald daum