Friday, April 19, 2019

Kim and Trump: North Korea and the United States in an Era of Change

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A public talk to be presented by Professors Gi-Wook Shin and Andray Abrahamian, The Korea Foundation, Stanford University.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
4:30 – 6:30 pm / Gould Library Athenaeum

KIM AND TRUMP talk, Lib Athenaeum, Wednesday, April 24th, 4:30 pm Everyone is welcome! REFRESHMENTS!

The Carleton College History department is pleased to host a Korea Foundation presentation on North Korea and US-ROK relations, "Kim and Trump: North Korea and the United States in an Era of Change," Wednesday, April 24th, 4:30-6:30 pm, in the Gould Library Athenaeum, by Professors Gi-Wook Shin and Andray Abrahamian of the Korea Foundation of Los Angeles and Stanford University. This event is free and open to the campus and the wider public. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Since its inception in 1991, the Korea Foundation has served as a bridge from South Korea to the rest of the world, connecting Koreans to the global community through a variety of academic and cultural programs. As a leading public diplomacy institution in Korea, it has been the Foundation’s purpose over the past two decades to reach out to the global community by providing insightful lectures on regional and global issues at the center of public attention. Currently the Foundation's focus is on North Korea, and clarifying why North Korea is a serious threat to the U.S. and to the rest of the world.

Peace and stability on the Korean peninsula is not an issue that only matters to Koreans. There are larger and greater implications for the rest of the world. North Korea has developed weapons that threaten the United States like never before, which creates incredible tensions on the Korean Peninsula as well as the possibility of a break in its relations with other countries. At the same time, North Korean society has become dramatically marketized: its citizens have different lifestyles and expectations than they did a generation ago. What does this mean for North Korea in the near future? Has the past year's summit diplomacy been effective? And what lies in store for North Korea, the United States and its Allies following the Hanoi Summit?

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