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Kim III: North Korea Under a New Leader
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
Kim III: North Korea Under a New Leader

Dr. Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at PSU, will give a lecture about the future of North Korea and its new leader.


The sudden accession of Kim JongUn to the leadership of North Korea has led to all kinds of speculation about his ability to lead, the country's direction, and the prospects for an agreement with the US and South Korea on nuclear weapons.  Will Kim JongUn be able to command support from the North Korea military?  Can we expect more provocative behavior form the North?  Is engagement with North Korea possible, or will the Cold War persist on the Korean peninsula?

Dr. Mel Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University.  He is the author of over 20 books on Asia, U.S. foreign policy, and other international subjects, and is Editor-in-Chief of Asian Perspective, an international quarterly published in Seoul. 

EVENT LOCATION:  PSU campus, New Student Rec Center, ASCR room 001, (1800 SW 6th Ave)

FREE and open to the public.

Printable event flyer (PDF)

Read a preview article about this event, in the 2/14/2012 issue of the PSU Vanguard newspaper.

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This program is part of Portland State's ongoing Quarterly Korea Program Series, coordinated by the Institute for Asian Studies and is made possible by the PSU Korean Studies Program Endowment  established by the late Portland-area, Korean-American businessman, Mr. Jay Lee,  with continued support from individuals, families, and corporations in our local community.  

Your tax-deductible contribution to the PSU Korean Studies Program Endowment helps ensure ongoing support for quality programs at Portland State about Korea.       [download a Donation Form >

For more info, contact:
Institute for Asian Studies    |     |     503-725-8576