Jaisohn Lecture Series #1

Join us for the inaugural Jaisohn Lecture and Seminar celebrating the life and the 150th birthday year of Dr. Philip Jaisohn.

Who is Dr. Philip Jaisohn (Seo Jae-Pil)?
Dr. Philip Jaisohn is a man of many firsts: The first Korean to naturalize as a U.S. citizen (1890), the first Korean to receive a medical degree from any Western institutions (1892), the publisher of the first Korean language newspaper “The Independent,” the organizer of the first Korean American Congress in Philadelphia (1919), the first Chief Advisor after the Liberation of Korea charged with overseeing Korea’s transition to democracy, among others. An outspoken advocate for women’s education and suffrage, equal justice under the law, freedom of speech, civil rights, and public health, Dr. Jaisohn’s accomplishments and legacy are far-reaching. A man beyond his own time, Dr. Philip Jaisohn is a role model to those who want to serve and make a contribution to humanity.

September 13th, 2014, Saturday
12 pm – 4 pm
Drexel University
Pearlstein Business Learning Center,
1st Floor, Room 102
3124 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Keynote speaker:
“Philip Jaisohn’s Life and Korea: 1864-1951”
Dr. Eugene Y. Park
Korea Foundation Assoc. Professor of History
Director, Joo-Jin Kim Korean Studies Program
University of Pennsylvania

12 – 1:00 pm Lunch Reception (FREE)
1:00 – 1:50 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eugene Y. Park, University of Pennsylvania
2:00 – 2:30 pm The Jaisohn Scholarship Award Ceremony
2:40 – 3:20 pm Student-led panel discussion
3:20 – 3:45 pm Raffle and wrap-up

The Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation
The Korea International Student Association (KISA) at Drexel
For more information contact:
Peter Choi – Jaisohn 215-224-2040 peterchoi2013@verizon.net
Kay Song – Jaisohn 215-224-9528 kay.song@jaisohn.org
Sung Eun Kim – KISA
Dr. Bang Nam Jeon 610-220-3461 jeonbana@drexel.edu