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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?

 WHAT:     Korean-American Relations in the Lee Myung-bak Presidency panel discussion

WHO:     Moon Chang-keuk, Joong-and Ilbo (panelist)
Lee Sang-sok, Hangook Ilbo (panelist)
Peter Beck, American University (panelist)
Youngshik Bong, American University (panelist)
Han Nam-kyu, Joong-ang Ilbo (participant)
Kim Sang-kyun, MBC-TV (participant)
Nam Chan-soon, Dong-A Ilbo (participant)
Louis W. Goodman, dean, American University’s School of International Service (host)
Pong Duwan, Hanmi Club (host)

WHERE:     School of International Service Lounge, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

WHEN:    10 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 15
        
MEDIA:      Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5951 or barrett@american.edu
                                                

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2009)—As the United Nation’s Security Council prepares a resolution and possible sanctions against North Korea, American University will host a panel discussion, Korean-American Relations in the Lee Myung-bak Presidency.  The event is cosponsored by the American University School of International Service and the Hanmi Club.  

The event, free and open to the public, begins at 10 a.m., on Monday, June 15, in the School of International Service Lounge.  

South Korean president Lee Myung-bak has faced widespread opposition in South Korea for his administration and political decisions, which become more pertinent as North Korea’s agitation increases.  The discussion will explore the various concerns connecting U.S. foreign policy to Korea.  

Panelists are AU professors Peter Beck and Youngshik Bong and Korean journalists Moon Chang-keuk and Lee Sang-sok. Among the issues they will discuss are numerous issues, including a nuclear North Korea and the relationship between America’s and Korea’s political leaders. The event will also feature a question-and-answer session.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and more than 150 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation's capital and around the world. 

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

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