Denver Circuit Judge Carlos F. Lucero was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by President Clinton June 30, 1995. He was born November 23, 1940, in Antonito, Colorado. Judge Lucero received a B.A. degree from Adams State College, where he was the editor of The South Coloradan, and a J.D. degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1964.
Chinese Consul General Hong Lei, Moderated By Professor Suisheng Zhao. Mr. HONG Lei is the 10th Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago and covers nine states in the Midwest of U.S., namely Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.
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.
Ambassador Miguel Basáñez earned a bachelor’s degree in law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1969 and followed that in 1974 with an M.A. in public administration from Britain’s University of Warwick. Basáñez then earned a Ph.D. in political sociology from the London School of Economics in 1980. By the mid-1980s, Basáñez was attorney general of the state of Mexico, which surrounds Mexico City. Beginning in 1986, he was private secretary to Secretary of Energy Alfredo del Mazo.
Kirsti Kauppi became Ambassador of Finland to the United States in September 2015. Prior (2012-2015), she was Political Director at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. Kauppi has over 30 years of experience in foreign service including service in Finland’s EU mission in Brussels and Finnish Embassies in Vienna, Berlin and Bangkok.
Scott Feinstein is a postdoctoral scholar with a specialization in Eurasian studies and mass identity. He has spent extensive time conducting research and teaching in the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. At the Conflict Resolution Institute he is working on turning his dissertation project – Ethnic War and Peace in Eurasia – into a book manuscript and examining the recent return to violence in Eurasia.