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.
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"Nuclear Policy for the 21st Century," Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, under secretary of state, Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State, 11:00 A.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"WWI and the Making of the Modern Middle East," Kent F. Schull, associate professor of Ottoman and modern Middle East history, SUNY Binghamton, NOON, 238 HRCB, flyer
Jordan Tanner, retired FSO, former Utah State Representative, Utah House of Representatives, 3:00–5:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"Mongolian Foreign Policy Priorities," His Excellency Bulgaa Altangerel, Mongolian ambassador to the U.S., 11:00 A.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
Information Session, 2:00 P.M., 238 HRCB; join Valerie Hudson, George H.W. Bush Chair, to learn more about the graduate programs, diverse opportunities, and funding at Texas A&M University, flyer
"Career Reflections: Research and Analysis," Mike Maughan, head of employee insight marketing, Qualtrics, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer