“Everlasting Fraternal Friendship”: North Korea and the End of Communism


Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University

Charles K. Armstrong is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Columbia University, where he teaches courses on Korean, East Asian and international history. He has authored, edited or co-edited six books, including most recently Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950 -1992 (Cornell University Press, 2013), The Koreas (Routledge: second edition, 2013), Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State (Routledge, second edition 2006), and Korea at the Center: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia (M.E. Sharpe, 2006). He is currently completing A History of Modern East Asia, 1800 – present for the Wiley-Blackwell Concise History of the Modern World series, to be published in 2014. Professor Armstrong holds a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Yale University, an M.A. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Princeton, Seoul National University, and the University of Washington in Seattle, and has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 1996.

Chaired by Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Kim Koo Foundation.

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