This colloquium will feature academic talks by two scholars on North Korea, illuminating new perspectives on North Korean gender relations and youth literature. Suzy Kim (Rutgers University) and Dafna Zur (Stanford University) are two of the very few humanities scholars in the U.S. whose research focuses on North Korea. The event will provide CU Asian Studies community a rare opportunity to have an in-depth look into North Korean society that is underrepresented in the news hype generated by the political and military tensions.
Kongdan Oh is a Senior Asia Specialist at the Institute for Defense Analyses. She is also a member of: the Council on Foreign Relations and its Korea Task Force, the Korea Working Group of the United States Institute of Peace, the Board of Directors of the United States Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, and the co-founder and former co-director of The Korea Club of Washington, D.C. Oh was previously a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and is a specialist in East Asian affairs, focused on North and South Korea and Japan. Her research projects include regional security, inter-regional politics, and U.S. security and foreign policy on Asia.