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KQV Global Press Conference
If the Price is Right: Prospects of Economic Investment in North Africa
June 22, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Timothy Docking, Lead, Emerging Markets Funding Group, IBM. He will discuss "If the Price is Right: Prospects of Economic Investment in North Africa" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
Living in a Nuclear World
June 23, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Robert Frye, Director and Producer of In My Lifetime; Founder of The Nuclear World Project. He will discuss "Living in a Nuclear World" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Thinking About the Future: Global Trends 2030 and Alternative Worlds
June 24, 2013
Released in December 2012, “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds” is structured to stimulate thinking about the myriad of geopolitical changes characterizing the world today and their possible global trajectories over the next 15 to 20 years. The world of 2030 promises to be radically different from today and “Global Trends” provides a variety of scenarios regarding what tomorrow’s world might look like. What can we expect?
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Whither North Korea?
Dr. Bruce Cumings
March 14, 2012
Coffee Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Frick Fine Arts 125 (Auditorium), University of Pittsburgh, Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh
During the seventeen-year rule of Kim Jong-Il, North Korea became a dictatorship armed to the teeth, but unable to feed its own people without foreign aid. However, with the death of Kim Jong-Il on December 17th, foreign policy experts around the globe have wondered aloud what the future holds for this nuclear power. “North Korea as we know it is over,” a Korea specialist who served in the second Bush administration confidently asserted in the New York Times a mere two days after Kim died. North Korea, the last Stalinist state on earth, became the latest country to join the nuclear club in 2006. All eyes are
The Kims' Three Bodies: Dynastic Succession and its Antecedents in North Korea
1994 Redux: North Korea's Third Generation Hereditary Succession and what it means for China, South Korea, and the United States
L. Gordon Flake is the Executive Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. He has traveled to North Korea numerous times. He is on the Board of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and the Advisory Council of the Korean Economic Institute of America.
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Korea Council of the University of Pittsburgh, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.
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