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Progress in US-Korea Relations

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In the wake of recent security challenges on the Korean Peninsula and in advance of the US Presidential elections, USC Korean Studies Institute director and noted professor David Kang discusses the progress, pitfalls, and potential in US-ROK relations. Moderated by the Society’s Stephen Noerper and co-hosted by the Global Society of Korea.

Progress in US-Korea Relations  

David Kang          
USC Korean Studies Institute Director

In conversation with Stephen Noerper, Senior Director for Policy and Corporate Programs at The Korea Society


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5:30 PM | Arrivals & Registration 
6:00 PM | Discussion


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About the Speakers

David C. Kang  is Professor of International Relations and Business at the University of Southern California, with appointments in both the School of International Relations and the Marshall School of Business. At USC he is also director of the Korean Studies Institute. Kang’s latest book is East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute (Columbia University Press, 2010). He is also author of China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia (Columbia University Press, 2007); Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies (co-authored with Victor Cha) (Columbia University Press, 2003). Kang has published numerous scholarly articles in journals such as International Organization and International Security, and his co-authored article Testing Balance of Power Theory in World History was awarded “Best article, 2007-2009,” by the European Journal of International Relations. Kang has also written opinion pieces in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as writing a monthly column for the Joongang Ilbo in Korean. He received an A.B. with honors from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Berkeley.

Stephen Noerper   (moderator) serves as a Korea Society senior director and adjunct fellow with Pacific Forum CSIS. He writes on US policy in Asia. Professor Noerper teaches at Columbia University beginning this fall and was an associate professor of international relations at New York University. He taught at American University, Waseda University, the National University of Mongolia, and Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and was a State Department analyst. Dr. Noerper publishes widely and appears in major media.



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