October 2016 GIC Talk Schedule

GIC Talk October Schedule

Time and Location: Saturdays from 3 to 4 p.m., GIC Hall (1st Floor)

October 1

Speaker: Steven Ward (USA)

Topic: Privacy, Politics, and the Public

Attendees of this GIC talk will go home with a basic, but accurate, understanding of cyber security issues, how they can protect their own online privacy, and how government entities are attempting to counter cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism. After the talk, participants will be able to develop their own informed opinions on topics related to electronic privacy and surveillance.

October 8

Speaker: Stacy Jong Eun Shim (USA)

Topic: International Medical Center and Medical Tourism

The cost of health care is rising in many countries, and so there has been an increase in medical tourism to Korea as people travel abroad for their medical treatment. The International Medical Center (IMC) at the Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital has been involved in attracting overseas patients to Hwasun. Stacy Shim, team leader at the IMC, will introduce the center and the hurdles the hospital faces as it competes for foreign patients.

October 15

There will be a special talk along with Gwangju International Community Day. After the talk, there will also be a music concert entitled ‘Wonderful Afternoon,’ so please come and join us for the GIC’s biggest annual event!

October 22

To be announced

October 29

To be announced

Call for GIC Talk Presenters

Are you interested in giving a presentation on your field of study or sharing your life story with others? The staff at GIC Talk believe that everyone has a different and unique story to share! So why not tell your story?

GIC Talk is a weekly English talk program developed for intercultural communication and understanding among local Korean citizens with international residents in Gwangju. The program started in September 2003 with only a few participants. Nowadays, dozens of Koreans and international residents take part in the Talk Program, with focus concentrating on a different topic each week. These include world cultures, social issues, history, lifestyles, political issues, speakers’ experience and other areas of interest

Community Space for Koreans and International Residents

This community space for Koreans and international residents takes place on weekends. Most presenters are international residents in Gwangju, but other influential people, such as international ambassadors and representatives of NGOs or NPOs, are also invited to give a talk. Each lecture is followed by a Q&A time where people can ask the presenter questions and exchange their ideas freely. The community space allows those who attend opportunities to be more globally aware.

Program Operation

Despite not having a program budget, GIC Talk is possible thanks to local and international residents sharing their time, knowledge, and experience. Our appreciation also goes to GIC volunteers who host, document and review the event.

How to participate in GIC Talk?

GIC Talk is open to EVERYONE! It is held every Saturday (except public holidays or for pre-announced reasons) from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (about 30 minutes for the lecture, 15-minutes for a Q & A Session). The Talk is given exclusively in English.

Call for Presenters

GIC Talk welcomes your proposals for presentations on topics such as society, culture, politics, science, education or any topic of interest. If you would like to be a presenter or nominate someone to be a presenter, please contact [email protected] / +82-62-226-2733.

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