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China's Rise and the Future of the Korean Peninsula

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
12:00 AM
Hussey Room, Michigan League | 911 North University
Chung-in Moon, Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Yonsei University

Elder Sang-Yong Nam Memorial Lecture

China's amazing ascension in world politics has accompanied profound implications for the future of the Korean Peninsula. This lecture will address issues pertaining to China-South Korean relations, China-North Korean relations, inter-Korean relations, and the impact on ROK-U.S. alliance in the context of China's rise and changing regional geopolitical configuration.

Chung-in Moon is a professor of political science at Yonsei University and Ambassador for International Security Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Republic of Korea. He served as Dean of Yonsei's Graduate School of International Studies and as Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative, a cabinet-level post. He has published over 40 books and 230 articles in edited volumes and such scholarly journals as World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and the World Development.He was also appointed as a member of president-elect Roh Moo-hyun's high level delegation to the U.S. in 2003. Professor Moon has been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington, D.C.