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Seminar on Politics, Governance, and Security presents Dr. Young Wahn Kihl, Prof. of PoliSci Emeritus, Iowa State University and Dr. Hong Nack Kim, Prof. of PoliSci, W. Virginia University

When: Jul 26 2007 (All day)
Where: John A. Burns Hall, 3012

Disarming Kim Jong-Il's North Korea has been a risky enterprise that continues to remain highly uncertain.Only time will tell as to whether the nuclear deal of February 13, 2007 will represent "an ephemeral diplomatic victory or a real breakthrough."Dr. Kihl will address the Korean Peninsula security dilemma and the U.S.-DPRK relations with observations based on his recent field study tour of North Korea (July 2007).

Dr. Kim will discuss recent developments in the six-party talks, and some of the major hurdles involved in the implementation of the February 13th denuclearization agreement, including the roadmap for the second phase of the implementation, the DPRK's normalization of relations with Japan and the U.S.

In addition, they will briefly explain their book project on this topic.

Young Whan Kihl is currently a Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center and is Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Iowa State University.He has published numerous books and over 200 articles concerning Korean and Northeast Asia affairs.His most recently published book is: North Korea: The Politics of Regime Survival (2006, Coeditor).He is a recent recipient of the 2005 Regents Faculty Excellence Award, from the State of Iowa, and the 2005 Global Korea Award, from Michigan State University. Kihl currently serves as editor-in-chief to International Journal of Korean Studies and contributing editor to Korea Journal (a publication of Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Seoul).

Hong Nack Kim, Ph.D., is a Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University and currently a Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center.He was a visiting Fulbright Fellow at Keio University (1979 & 1982) in Tokyo and a visiting Fulbright Professor at Seoul National University (1990-1991) in Seoul.Since 2004, Dr. Kim has been president of the International Council on Korean Studies, Washington, D.C. Formerly, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Korean Studies, he has written widely on East Asian affairs and published numerous articles and books.He is co-editor of North Korea: The Politics of Regime Survival (M.E. Sharpe, 2006).

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Anna Tanaka
Phone: 808-9447607