[KS] Two Upcoming Events on Korea at Stanford University, May 2016

Frank Joseph Shulman fshulman at umd.edu
Thu May 5 22:40:36 EDT 2016

Two Upcoming Events on Korea at Stanford University, May 2016

Excerpted from a Posting by Debbie Warren at the Shorenstein
Asia-Pacific Research Center

Friday, May 13
North Korea Policy: Why the Obama Administration is Right and the
Critics are Wrong<https://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/events/north-korea-policy-why-obama-administration-right-and-critics-are-wrong>
Korea Program Seminar
David Straub<https://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/people/david_straub>,
Associate Director, Korea Program, Stanford University

Critics of the Obama administration's North Korea policy charge flatly
that it is a "failure." They argue that "time is not on our side,"
sanctions are counterproductive, and "strategic patience" means "doing
nothing." They assert that the Obama administration is unwilling to
negotiate with North Korea unless it first gives up its nuclear
weapons program, that it is foolishly and fecklessly "outsourcing" its
North Korea policy to Beijing while waiting for the North Korean
regime to collapse, and that, out of incompetence or malevolence, it
has irresponsibly refused to respond to North Korean proposals, such
as for negotiations to replace the current armistice agreement with a
peace treaty. David
associate director of Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program, will explain
why such criticisms are ill-founded and not constructive. He will
outline the real-world parameters within which the Obama and previous
U.S. administrations have formulated and implemented North Korea
policy, assess how the strategic situation on the Korean Peninsula is
evolving, and forecast how the next U.S. administration is likely to
approach the North Korea problem.

12:00p.m. – 1:15p.m. – RSVP
by May 11
Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Central
For more information contact hjahn at stanford.edu


Friday, May 20
Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social
Innovation for South
Korea Program Seminar<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/korea/>
Joon Nak Choi<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/people/Joon%20Nak_Choi>,
2015-16 Koret Fellow, Shorenstein APARC, Stanford University

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to
become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this
model. Indeed, Korea’s phenomenal growth has incubated the seeds of
its own destruction. Learning from the Korean developmental
experience, China has adopted key elements of the Korean development
model and has become a potent competitor in electronics and the heavy
industries. Meanwhile, the organizational and institutional legacies
of late industrialization has constrained Korean efforts to move into
technology entrepreneurship and the service sector. These strategic
challenges are compounded by a demographic bomb, as social development
has led to collapsing birthrates in Korea, much like other developed
countries in Europe and Asia. Within the next few years, the Korean
workforce will start diminishing in size and aging rapidly, straining
the country’s resources and curtailing its growth. In this seminar,
Joon Nak Choi<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/korea/people/Joon%20Nak_Choi>,
2015-16 Koret Fellow at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research
Center, will discuss innovations in business strategy, educational
policy and social structure that are directly relevant to these
problems, alleviating or perhaps even reversing Korea’s economic

12:00p.m. – 1:15p.m. – RSVP
by May 19
Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Central
For more information contact hjahn at stanford.edu


Ms. Debbie Warren
Center Event Coordinator
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
650-723-8387 (t)
650-723-6530 (f)
dawarren at stanford.edu<http://dawarren@stanford.edu>

Frank Joseph Shulman
Bibliographer, Editor and Consultant for Reference Publications in Asian Studies
9225 Limestone Place
College Park, Maryland 20740-3943
E-mail: fshulman at umd.edu

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