Public invited to Carleton history lecture, ‘Kim and Trump: North Korea and the United States in an Era of Change’

April 22, 2019

The Carleton College department of history invites the public to a lecture titled, “Kim and Trump: North Korea and the United States in an Era of Change,” on Wednesday, April 24, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Presented by representatives of The Korea Foundation at Stanford University, the lecture will provide important perspectives on diplomatic relations between North Korea and the United States and its allies following the Hanoi Summit. 

"The Korea Foundation hopes that this event will serve as a meaningful venue for the people of Northfield to satisfy their curiosity and to better understand the issues surrounding the North Korean nuclear problem,” said Hyeon Seon Choi, director of the Korea Foundation’s Los Angeles office. “Peace and stability on the Korean peninsula is not an issue that only matters to Koreans. It has a larger and greater implication for the rest of the world. Many do not have access to details and insights into the North Korean nuclear problem, and thus, it is of critical importance that the general American public has the opportunity to be part of the solution.”

“Kim and Trump: North Korea and the United States in an Era of Change” will be presented by Gi-wook Shin, founding director of Stanford’s Korea Program and director of the university’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), and Andray Abraham, 2018-19 Koret Fellow of the APARC. The two promise a lively and engaging discussion on North Korea. For more information on the two speakers, visit the Carleton website.

Since its inception in 1991, the Korea Foundation has served as a bridge from South Korea to the rest of the world, connecting Koreans to the global community through a variety of academic and cultural programs and activities. As a lead public diplomacy institution in Korea, it has been the Korea Foundation’s end over the past two decades to strive, to reach out to the global community by organizing intellectual events and insightful lectures on regional and global issues at the center of public attention.

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College department of history. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4217. The Gould Library Athenaeum is located off College Street on the Carleton campus and is also accessible via Highway 19 in Northfield.