Sun & Star | Security of the Korean Peninsula

Friday, November 11, 2016 (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall (map)

Join the Tower Center for lunch Nov. 11 as Kuyoun Chung, Research Fellow of the Korea Institute for National Unification, discusses the security of the Korean peninsula.

kuyounKuyoun Chung is Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)’s International and Strategic Studies division. Previously, she was Visiting Professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy and taught at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Chung’s research focuses on U.S. foreign policy, security architecture in Northeast Asia, and development assistance. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters including “Media Selectivity and the US Humanitarian Intervention: Reflection on the 1991 Crises in Iraq,” “Selective humanitarian Intervention After the End of the Cold War: Evidence from 1990-2004 Data,” “US Millennium Challenge Account and the Governance of Africa.”

She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2011 and served as a lecturer, also at UCLA, in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Art in Russian and Political Science in 2002 and Master of Art in Political Science from Korea University in 2004. Currently she’s working on developing unification strategies on the Korean peninsula and strategies for deepening global partnership among allies, and mapping transitional justice in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program

The Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program aims to increase awareness of the economic, historical, political, and social trends of Japan and East Asia that affect the future of China, Japan, Korea, East Asia, and the world, including the United States.  Through the Sun & Star Symposia and lecture series featuring scholars, practitioners, journalists, and government officials, students and other participants learn about the challenges and opportunities in each country’s domestic politics and economics, the region’s relationship with the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific, and the international relations of the globalized world.

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