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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
Originating Calendar
CEAPS Events Calendar

Symposium Website



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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