Up with the Kims: North Korea After Kim Jong-il
The late Kim Jong-il, "Supreme Leader" of North Korea,
The death of North Korea’s “Supreme
Leader” Kim Jong-il on December 17, 2011, marks an important
moment in North Korean history as well as East Asian regional
politics and international relations, prompting many to speculate
on the future of one of the most isolated and misunderstood
countries in the world.
Is the collapse of North Korea
near? How will the 20-something new leader, Kim Jong-un,
the designated successor, legitimize his power? How are China,
South Korea, Japan, the United States and Russia responding
to the changes? What possibilities and opportunities await
between the two Koreas?
Roundtable panelists Marnie
Anderson, assistant professor of history, Suzanne
Gottschang, associate professor of anthropology, Jina
Kim, assistant professor of East Asian studies, and Dennis
Yasutomo, professor of government, will comment on the range
of reactions to this watershed event and the issues behind
it during on Monday, Jan. 30, from
noon to 1 p.m. in Campus Center 103/104.
The event is sponsored
by the Program in East Asian Studies.