History

The International Strategy Center Work Thus Far

Jul. 1, 2010 Founding

Jul. 4 – Nov. 28, 2010 1st Policy Research Meetings: Climate Change

Jan. 16 – May 1, 2012 2nd Policy Research Meetings: Ecological Revolution

May 14 – 18, 2011 Gwangju Commemoration Visit

May 22 – Jun. 19, 2011 3rd Policy Research Meetings: 21st Century Socialism

Jul. 7 – Aug. 28, 2011 4th Policy Research Meetings: Food Sovereignty for People

Sep. 3-4, 2011 Gangjeong Village struggle in Jeju Island

Oct. 3-6, 2011 Hosted Reciprocity’s Dianne James Visit to Korea from Australia

Oct. 5-10, 2011 Coordinated Community Lectures on Urban Agriculture by Professor Fernandez (Cuba)

Nov. 13 – May 25, 2012 5th Policy Research Meetings: Playbook for Progressives

Jan. 14, 2012 Media Team: Orientation

Jan. 27-19, 2012 ISC English camp for middle and high school students

Feb. 7, 2012 Media Team: WTO workshop and visit to Sister’s Garden Plot

Feb. 11, 2012 Media Team: FTA workshop and protest

Mar. 17, 2012 Media Team: Half-price tuition workshop

Apr. 7, 2012 Media Team: Interview with workers from JEI struggle

May 10 – Aug. 25, 2012 Preparation and discussion of FTA/TPP education materials

May 12, 2012 Media Team: “Our Sister’s Garden and the KORUS FTA” (written

by Ben and Kellyn) is published in Hankyoreh English Edition

May 19-20, 2012 Media Team: Gwangju visit for May 18

May 23, 2012 ISC is registered as an non-profit organization

Jun. 16, 2012 Media Team: South-North reunification workshop

Jul. 17-18, 2012 International FTA/TPP strategy meeting

Aug. 5-Sep. 22, 2012 Venezuela trip: Research meeting

Oct. 4 – 22, 2012 Venezuela trip: Research trip to Venezuela

Nov. 24, 2012 Venezuela trip: Research trip report back

Dec. 27, 2012 Venezuela Embassy: Solidarity night for the 200th year celebration of the Cartagena Declaration

May 17-18, 2013 Media Team: Gwangju visit for May 18

Jun. 4-6, 2013 Media Team: Grand March for Peace

Apr. 26, 2013 Peace Symposium

Aug. 15, 2013 8.15 Rallies

Oct. 5-6, 2013 Media Team: Farming Exposure Trip to Chuncheon

Oct. 24-27, 2013 Coordinated the International Local Food Forum

Nov. 9, 2013 Media Team: Interview of JEI union members Oh Soo Young and Yeo Min Hee and Catholic mass for laid off workers

Nov. 22-24, 2013 Held the Korean Politics, Economy, and Culture Weekend

Dec. 3, 2013 Venezuela Delegation 1: First preparatory meeting at the Venezuela Embassy Residency

Jan. 5, 2014 Interviewed Railroad Workers Union Chief Vice-Chairman Park Tae Man at Jeogye Temple

Jan. 25-26, 2014 Venezuela Delegation 1: Workshop

Jan. 29, 2014 Interviewed struggling cleaning workers of Chung-Ang University

Feb. 8, 2014 Venezuelan Embassy: 1st memorial event for the 1 year memorial of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Feb. 15-28, 2014 Venezuela Delegation 1: trip to Venezuela

Mar. 6, 2014 Venezuela Embassy: Joint press conference to denounce the violation of human rights on layover in Canada of the delegation to Venezuela and testify about the reality of Venezuela

Mar. 8, 2014 Korean History, Economy, and Politics (KHEP): 70s Women Workers play with English subtitles by the ISC

Mar. 11, 2014 Venezuela Delegation 1: Report back

Ap. 12-13, 2014 Venezuela Delegation 1: Wonju visit

KHEP: meeting with historical woman figures of Korea’s labor
movement and visit to Jeon Tae Il’s statue

Ap. 29, 2014 Latin America Research Group: Achievements of the 14 years since Chavez took power and Venezuela in 2014 (co-hosted with the Venezuelan Embassy)

May 14-15, 2014 KHEP: Gwangju visit for May 18

Jun. 14-15, 2014 KHEP: Meeting with long-term political prisoner of conscience Kwon Nak-gi  and participated in the 6.15 Declaration celebrations

Jun. 25, 2014 Latin American Research Group: Latin America and 21st Century Socialism

Jul. 6, 2014 Venezuela Delegation 1: Incheon visit

Jul. 29, 2014 Interviewed Samsung Electronics Service Workers Union Kim Sunyoung / Latin America Research meeting – Book ‘The Venezuela Experiment’

Aug. 5, 2014 1 person protest against Israel’s violence against Palestinians

Aug. 13, 2014 1 day joint hunger strike for the Sewol Tragedy by the ISC

Aug. 27, 2014 Published Korean edition for Latin America and 21st Century Socialism

Sep. 26, 2014 Organized 1st Meeting between the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and South Korea’s civil society organizations

Oct. 3, 2014 Interviewed Park Gyeong Suk, President of Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination

Oct. 11-12, 2014 Venezuela Delegation 1: Chuncheon visit

KHEP: Agriculture

Nov. 5, 2014 Organized 2nd Meeting between the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and South Korea’s civil society organizations

Nov. 6-9, 2014 Coordinated the International Gathering for the Local Food
National Conference in Yangpyeong

Nov. 15-16, 2014 KHEP: Workers

Dec. 13-14, 2014 KHEP: Migrants

Jan. 15, 2015 Ecuador Embassy: “Ecuador, a new paradigm for development”

Jan. 14, 2015 Bolivia Embassy: 5th year commemoration of the founding of the Plurinational State of Bolivia by the Bolivian Embassy

Feb. 17, 2015 Venezuela Embassy: Joint press conference denouncing the opposition parties attempts at a coup d’etat supported by the US

Mar. 6, 2015 Venezuela Embassy: Commemoration and forum on the 2nd year memorial of President Chavez

Mar. 31, 2015 Minkahyup 30 year general assembly

Mar. 31, 2015 Venezuela Embassy: Global petition campaign: “Obama, Venezuela is not a threat to the United States.”

Apr. 11, 2015 (1st) Open Lecture Series: Meeting with the bereaved families of the Sewol Tragedy

Apr. 15-16, 2015 Young People’s Project: Visit to Haenam small village

Apr. 16, 2015 Conclusion of the month long photo campaign in solidarity with the victims of the Sewol Tragedy

Apr. 20, 2015 Latin America Research Group: The future of Venezuela’s 21st century Socialism in comparison to Socialism in the Soviet Union

Apr. 24, 2015 Mullae Garden Plot Group: Planted indigenous seeds

May 7, 2015 Mullae Garden Plot Group: Planted seedlings

May 16, 2015 Open Lecture Series: Worker Managed Woojin Transport Co.

May 26, 2015 Latin America Research Group: Latin America’s social movements  and political party (part I)

May 31, 2015 Mullae Garden Plot Group: Made mulch and organic fertilizer

Jun. 18, 2015 Mullae Garden Plot Group: Dinner and presentation by president of the Urban Agriculture Network

Jun. 23, 2015 Attended event by the Venezuelan Embassy

Jun. 25, 2015 Latin America Research Group: Latin America’s social movements  and political party (part II)

Jun. 28, 2015 Mullae Garden Plot Group: Planted seedlings and applied organic fertilizer

Jul. 6, 2015 Venezuela’s Independence Anniversary Event

Jul. 7, 2015 Met with Venezuela’s Vice-Minister of Education

Jul. 18, 2015 Meeting of all Mullae Garden plot members

Jul. 19, 2015 Open Lecture Series: Cheolwon Reunification trip

Jul. 29, 2015 Opening the Hugo Chavez Library at the Venezuelan Embassy

Aug. 6, 2015 Bolivian Embassy Event: Bolivian Independence Day event

Aug. 15, 2015 Open Lecture Series: Lecture on the state of Northeast Asia by Special Writer Nam Mun Hee

Sep. 5-6, 2015 Open Lecture Series: Sangju Farming Exposure Trip

Sep. 10, 2015 Bolivian Embassy Event: Celebrating 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between South Korea and Bolivia

Sep. 23, 2015 Latin American Research Group: The Impact of Diplomatic Relations Between Cuba and the US on South Korea

Sep. 7-16, 2015 World People’s Forum on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba

Sep. 17-18, 2015 Open Lecture Series: Gyungsan Cobalt Mine Visit

Oct. 19, 2015 1st Education for Venezuela delegation

Oct. 30, 2015 Attended 21st Century Socialism Forum at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Nov. 4, 2015 Attended Meeting on Joint Response to COP 21

Nov. 5, 2015 Latin American Research Group: Report Back on Bolivia’s World People’s Forum

Nov. 16, 2015 2nd Education for Venezuela delegation

Nov. 17 – Dec. 2, 2015 Venezuela delegation trip

Dec. 1-7, 2015 Sent international observers for Venezuela’s general election

Dec. 19, 2015 Report Back from the Venezuela Delegation and International Observers / ISC End of the Year Party

Jan. 24, 2016 6th Year of the Founding of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and Alacita Event

Jan. 29, 2016 Participated in discussion for Climate Justice Alliance

Feb. 18, 2016 Latin America Research Group: Meeting with Bolivia’s embassy

Feb. 20-21, 2016 National March. for the Swift Recovery of Farmer Baek Nam Ki

Mar. 7, 2016 Venezuela Embassy: 3rd Year Memorial for President Hugo Chavez

Mar. 10, 2016 Discussion on the 1 year since the US executive order against Venezuela

Mar. 12, 2016 Open Lecture Series: Professor Han Hong Gu on Korea-Japan Relations and the Sexual Slaves of the Japanese Imperial Military
Mar. 23, 2016 Bolivian Embassy: Day of the Sea

Apr. 15-16, 2016 Open Lecture Series: 2nd Year Memorial on the Sewol Tragedy “A Bus of Remembering and Waiting”

May 21, 2016 Participated in International Day Against Monsanto

May 22, 2016 Open Lecture series: Visit to Gwangju for the 36 Year Anniversary of the May 18 Democratic Uprising

May 25, 2016 Orientation for Sewol Friends of Asia

Jun. 7, 2016 1st Education for Sewol Friends of Asia

Jun. 14, 2016 2nd Education for Sewol Friends of Asia

Jun. 15, 2016 Tea Sale Fundraiser for Sewol Friends of Asia

Jun. 18-19, 2016 Open Lecture Series: Nonsan Summer Farming Exposure Trip

Jun. 25, 2016 “Reflections on the Sewol Ferry Tragedy and International Solidarity Forum for Peace and Democracy in Asia” International Forum

Jun. 27, 2016 A Night With the Venezuelan Ministry of People’s Power of External Trade and International Investment and Vice-Minister of People’s Power for Industry