[KS] Korean Studies in Copenhagen

Andy Jackson gp200 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 3 06:52:25 EDT 2016

Dear list, please note the forthcoming workshop on North Korea at the University of Copenhagen. All welcome. Best Andrew

 KoreanStudies at the Department of Cross-Cultural andRegional Studies, University of Copenhagen announces a one day workshop at the University of Copenhagenentitled: ‘Understandingthe Other Korea: North Korea’ Speakers: Flemming SplidsboelHansen (DIIS,Danish Institute for International Studies)‘Current Russian and DPRKrelations’
Camilla T. N. Sørensen (Department ofPolitical Science, University of Copenhagen)‘Making sense of PRC-DPRK relations in a changing East Asian security context’ Andrew David Jackson (Department of Cross-Cultural andRegional Studies, University of Copenhagen)‘“A Ticking Time bomb”? Rebellion andthe Military in North Korea’
Hazel Smith  (University ofCentral Lancashire, UK)‘NorthKorea: Markets and Military Rule’ Ambassador Young Sam Ma (TheEmbassy of the Republic of Korea)‘Missiles, Nuclear Weapons and RegionalSecurity’
James Hoare (SOAS/Chatham House)‘Why engage North Korea?’
Sonja Häussler (University ofStockholm, Sweden)‘North Korea andthe World festival of youth and students in 1989’
Place and time:Saturday  9 April 2016 Time: 09.00-18.00Auditorium 22.0.11 Institut for Tværkulturelle ogRegionale Studier, Københavns Universitet, Karen Blixens vej 4, bygn. 22,Nearest Metro: Islands Brygge. Goal of seminar:Given the recent increase in tensions onthe Korean peninsula it is more important than ever to understand the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) or NorthKorea. This one day workshop features invited speakers from Denmark, Germany, South Korea and the UK.The workshop will explore how the DPRK views itself, how South Koreans and theRepublic of Korea government see North Korea, and how the outside world shoulddeal with the country. The focus of the workshop is on security issues, policymaking, North Korea’sinternational relations, and history. Invitedspeakers are all acknowledged experts in their field. Dr Hazel Smith has researched North Korea for manyyears and lived and worked in the country. She is the author of North Korea: Markets and Military Rulewhich challenges conventional impressions of the DPRK. Dr James Hoare workedfor the British Foreign and Commonwealth Research Analysts and was posted toSeoul, South Korea, Beijing, and was also the first British representative to Pyongyang(in the DPRK) in 2001-2. The Republic of KoreaAmbassador Young-sam Ma has served in Israel, Denmark and has also worked asthe Director of the UN Human Rights Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairsin Seoul. Dr Sonia Häussler, now professor of KoreanStudies in Stockholm is originally from East Germany, received her training inKorean Studies from the University of Leningrad, and spent a number ofyears living in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang in the late 1980s. Dr Flemming Splidsboel Hansen is an expert on Russian domestic and foreign policy, Russian nationalidentity, Ukraine, Belarus, the CIS, the Caucasus, Central Asia, NATO,sanctions and intelligence work. He will be presenting on the complex and closerelationship between Russia and the DPRK. CamillaT. N. Sørensen is a specialist on international relations, East Asiansecurity and Chinese foreign and security policy and will be presenting on thehistoric relationship between Beijing and Pyongyang. Theday will end with a round table discussion that will allow members of thepublic and students to ask questions about North Korea in greater detail.  Allseminars are free entry, all welcome.  Forany questions contact Andrew Jackson: krm769 at hum.ku.dkOrganized byKorean Studies, Institutfor Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier, Københavns Universitet, Karen Blixensvej 4, bygn. 10, Lokale 10-1-45, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Metro: Islands Bryggetel: +45 51 30 32 49+ 44 7986 589489 
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