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Global Korea/CEAPS Korea Week: "The Korean Peninsula in Crisis?" Symposium

Event Type
Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS); Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium (600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana)
Mar 28, 2019   All Day

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Introductory remarks

9:00-9:15 | Matthias Grosse Perdekamp, ACDIS Director

Session One: General Developments on the Korean Peninsula
Tim Liao, University of Illinois

9:15-9:45 | Professor John Lie, University of California Berkeley

  • The Korean Peninsula: An Overview

9:45-10:15 | Professor Seung-kyung Kim, Indiana University

  • South Korean Millennials’ Military Service and the Future of Conscription

10:15-10:45 | Session One Q & A

10:45-11:00 | Coffee/tea break

Session Two: Relations with and Portrayal of North Korea

Chair: Seung-kyung Kim, Indiana University

11:00-11:30 | Koen De Ceuster, Leiden University, Netherlands

  • Misreading North Korea’s Intentions: Analyzing Media Bias in Reading North Korea

11:30-12:00  | Sung-Yoon Lee, Tufts University

  • Countering North Korea’s Carrot-and Stick Strategy

12:00-12:30 | Session Two Q & A

12:30-1:30 | Lunch break

Session Three: First Hand Experience in North Korea
Chair: Jeeyoung Ahn Ha, University of Illinois

1:30-2:00 | Yoo Seong Song, University of Illinois

  • Academic and Student Life at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology

2:00-2:30 | Ray Cunningham (University of Illinois Foundation, retired)

  • Firsthand Impressions of a North Korean Traveler

2:30-3:00 | Session Three Q & A

3:00-3:15 | Coffee/tea break

Session Four: The Nuclear Arms Race and the Korean Peninsula

Chair: Angela Di Fulvio, University of Illinois

3:15-3:45 | Professor Cliff Singer, University of Illinois

  • Evolution of South Korean Plans for Nuclear Fuel Recycling

3:45-4:15 | Professor Fred Lamb, University of Illinois

  • North Korean Nuclear Program and US Strategy

4:15-4:45 | Session Four Q & A

Closing remarks

4:45-5:00 | Tim Liao, CEAPS Director; Jerry Dávila, Executive Director of International Centers/Programs at Illinois

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