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.
Max Manus: Man of War (Norwegian), Tuesday, 4 March, 5:00 P.M. lecture, 5:30 P.M. screening; Wednesday, 5 March, 8:00 P.M.; Friday, 7 March 9:30 P.M.; Saturday, 8 March, 3:30 P.M., see flyer
Ponette (French), Tuesday, 4 March, 8:00 P.M.; Friday, 7 March, 5:00 P.M.; Saturday, 8 March, 11:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., see flyer
Iron Jawed Angels (English), Wednesday, 5 March, 5:30 P.M.; Friday, 7 March, 7:00 P.M.; Saturday, 8 March, 1:00 and 8:00 P.M., see flyer
"Overdoing or Underdoing: Why Can't American Foreign Policy Do Better?" Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, CFR; related reading: What Would Richard Holbrooke Do?, Pull Back: The Case for a Less Active Foreign Policy, Lean Forward: In Defense of American Engagement, 10:00–11:00 A.M., 257 HRCB, see flyer
"Trust between European Microstates and their Neighbors," Ken Stiles, associate professor of political science, NOON, 238 HRCB, see flyer
"Decision Time in Brazil, and it is Not about the World Cup: After Three Decades of Change, Now Comes the Hardest Part," Paulo Sotero, director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, D.C., 3:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, see flyer
"Olympic Rings and Ocean Dreams: Behind the Scenes in Mexico, 1968," Evan Ward, associate professor of history, BYU, 11:00 A.M., 238 HRCB, sponsored by Latin American Studies, see flyer