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October 16, 2003

Talk at Smith to Examine the Origin of Diplomatic Tensions Between North Korea and the U.S.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, Charles K. Armstrong, associate professor of history and acting director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, will give a talk at Smith titled "North Korea, the United States, and the Origins of the Present Crisis." His talk, which will take place in Seelye 106, is free and open to the public.

Armstrong has published widely on modern Korean and East Asian history, and is the author of "The North Korean Revolution, 1945 to 1950" (Cornell University Press, 2003) and editor of "Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy, and the State" (Routledge, 2002). He is currently working on a book titled "Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the International System, 1950-2005."


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