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2014 Conference on Korean Sociology Held at KAIST
The Korean Sociological Association (KSA) hosted a two-day conference in 2014 entitled “In the age of anxiety, sociology can present answers” at the College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science, KAIST, on June 20-21, 2014. Professor Jung-Ro Yoon of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at KAIST is the President of KSA. The conference addressed issues such as big data and risk society. During the conference, 40 sessions took place, and 150 research papers were released. Professor Yoon said, “The conference will offer a great opportunity for Korean sociologists to discuss anxiety, chaos, risk, and the uncertainty that Korean society experiences and suggest answers and a new vision upon which Korean society should move forward.”
Professor Jung-Ro Yoon Appointed President of Korean Sociological Association
The Korean Sociological Association (KSA) announced that Professor Jung-Ro Yoon from the Department of Humanities and Social Science at KAIST has been appointed as the president of KSA. KSA has been contributing in the development of sociology and academic exchange among its members as the largest academic association in the field of social science in Korea since 1957. Professor Yoon said, “KSA is trying to contribute to finding new solutions for economic crises, inequality, environmental pollution, and other uncertainties that we have been facing. We will attempt to provide vision and hope for the future of the society with cooperation from both students and researchers under the motto ‘Sociology for Research, Play and Communication.’” Dr. Yoon has been in the Department of Humanities and Social Science at KAIST since 1991 after earning her MA & Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. She introduced Science, Technology and Society (STS) into Korea and served as the leader of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Project for the Utilization of Human Genome Information.
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