Asian Studies Seminar & Korean Studies Speaker Series

Event Date:
Monday, March 25, 2019, 1:30 pm
SDU Main Building
Faculty Lounge
The UPEI Faculty of Arts, Asian Studies Programme, and Korean Studies Project are pleased to announce the following special lecture by a prominent international scholar, our 2019 annual speaker:  Professor Charles K. Armstrong, Department of History, Columbia University, NYC, will give a special lecture entitled “North Korea and the Prospects for Peace” on March 25 (Monday) from 1:30 to 2:45 pm in the Faculty Lounge (room 201), SDU Main building. We will begin at 1:00 with reception and healthy refreshments. (Storm-day backup: Tuesday, March 26, 2:30-3:45 pm). This is a wonderful opportunity to understand or discuss “the latest development in US-Korean relations especially after the 2nd Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam, as well as the history of conflict on the Korean peninsula and the prospects for peace between North and South Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in.” Everyone is invited. You are most welcome to attend.  Dr. Charles K. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Columbia University, NYC. He is the author, editor or co-editor of five books, including Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1992 (Cornell University Press, 2013); The Koreas (Routledge, 2014); Korea at the Center: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia (M.E. Sharpe, 2006); Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State (Routledge, 2006); and The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 (Cornell…, 2003). His current publication projects include a history of modern East Asia (forthcoming) and American cultural policy in East Asia during the Cold War. He holds a BA in Chinese Studies from Yale University, an MA in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in History from the University of Chicago.  Special acknowledgement:  This international seminar and speaker series project is supported by an international Seed Program for Korean Studies grant (AKS-2017-INC-2230001) through the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service (KSPS), the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS). 
Contact Name
Prof. Edward Chung or Susie Jay