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U of M experts on North Korea to speak Jan. 31

Monday, January 27, 2014

What: Panel discussion of North Korea's relationship with South Korea and the world
When: Friday, January 31, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Where: 125 Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis (U of M East Bank campus)
Who: Korea experts from the U of M Department of Asian Languages and Literatures

The news coming from North Korea is often full of contradictions. One week we read, in the same newspaper, "North Korea Warns South of Strikes Amid Turmoil" and the next it’s "North Korean Leader Says He Wants Better Ties with South."

How can we make sense of this? Two University of Minnesota experts will discuss the latest news and provide their unique perspectives on North Korea’s relationship with South Korea and the world. The panel discussion takes place Friday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 125 Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, on the University’s East Bank campus.

Assistant Professor Travis Workman teaches North Korean history, literature and film, among other subjects, in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures. He has authored books about North Korean film and intellectual history. He currently teaches a course titled, ‘North Korea: History, Literature, and Film.’

Dr. Hangtae Cho is a native of Korea who teaches Korean language and culture in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures. He is currently teaching a course that compares modern-North and South Korea linguistically and culturally. His academic interest has been utilized in numerous curriculum development projects for the U.S. government and these projects have led him to a broader study of North Korean politics, propaganda, military and current affairs.

This discussion is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact the Institute for Advanced Study, (612) 626-5054. 

 

 

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