Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Korea Fest will follow the lecture and book signing at 1:00 on the east lawn.
Barbara Demick has been interviewing North Koreans about their lives since 2001, when she moved to Seoul for the Los Angeles Times. Demick’s reporting on North Korea won the Overseas Press Club award for human rights reporting, the Asia Society’s Osborne Eliott award, and the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Award. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, she was with the Philadelphia Inquirer as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. She lived in Sarajevo during the war in Bosnia and her book about daily life, Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood, was published in April. Her Sarajevo reporting won the George Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Demick grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
"Making Sense of the Crisis in Gaza," moderator: James A. Toronto, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies; panel: Chad Emmett, associate professor of geography; Joshua Gubler, assistant professor of political science; R. Quinn Mecham, an assistant professor of political science, NOON, 238 HRCB
Wednesday, 10 September
"Career Reflections: Business," Roger Gardiner, managing director, Credit Risk Management and Advisory, Goldman Sachs, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB
“The Asian Century: Australia's Experience and Strategic Opportunities for America,” former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, currently chair of the board of the Global Partnership for Education, Wednesday, 17 September 11:00 A.M., Utah Museum of Fine Arts auditorium, SLC
"The Meaning of the Welfare State: The Welfare State Debate and Danish Literature," Lasse Horne Kjældgaard, director, The Society for Danish Language and Literature in Copenhagen, NOON, 238 HRCB
11:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M., Marigold Quad
11:00 A.M. or 3:00 P.M., Varsity Theatre
"Lying About History," Mills Kelly, professor of history, George Mason University, NOON, 238 HRCB