The Ohio State University at Newark

Public Invited to Lecture about North Korea

November 8, 2018

Over the past few years, the Korean Peninsula has become the center of much of the world’s attention. Mitchell Lerner, Ph.D., director of the Ohio State Institute for Korean Studies and associate professor of history, will provide some relevant background about contemporary North Korea and offer insights into both how U.S. – North Korean relations have evolved and how we might proceed at an upcoming Faculty Talks Outside the Box lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in room #175 of the John. L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center.

“I started studying North Korea in graduate school, because we know so little about it and yet it seems to be at the center of so much controversy in the world,” said Lerner. “The most important thing happening in North Korea right now is probably their effort to improve relations with South Korea, which seems to be coming at the expense of U.S. - South Korean relations.”

Lerner will discuss topics ranging from North Korea’s dramatic nuclear tests and human rights record to the current American efforts to spark denuclearization and the rapidly changing North-South relationship during his talk entitled “Understanding North Korea.”

During Faculty Talks Outside the Box, Ohio State Newark professors discuss recent research in their fields as it relates to our community and answer questions. All talks are free and open to the public. The Warner Center is located at 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio.

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