Colloquium: The Future of U.S.-Korea Relations

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies spring 2010 col­lo­qui­um series begins Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 2, with a talk titled “The Future of U.S–Korea Rela­tions” by Yang Sung Chul, for­mer Repub­lic of Korea ambas­sador to the Unit­ed States. The col­lo­qui­um will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies con­fer­ence room. Ambas­sador Yang will present his per­son­al views on aspects of cur­rent affairs on the Kore­an penin­su­la and on Repub­lic of Korea rela­tions with the Unit­ed States. In addi­tion to hav­ing served as ambas­sador to the Unit­ed States, Yang also is a for­mer mem­ber of the Repub­lic of Korea Nation­al Assem­bly. He is the author of sev­er­al books, includ­ing North and South Kore­an Polit­i­cal Sys­tems: A Com­par­a­tive Analy­sis, and has taught at uni­ver­si­ties in the Unit­ed States and Korea. He received his B.A. from Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty (1964), M.A. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii (1967), and Ph.D. in polit­i­cal sci­ence from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ken­tucky (1970). For more infor­ma­tion about his planned remarks, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/announce/events2010/ev100202.html.