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The Sources of North Korean Conduct

November 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bruce Cumings: The Sources of North Korean Conduct

Bruce Cumings is Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. 

His research and teaching focus on modern Korean history, twentieth-century international history, US–East Asian relations, East Asian political economy, and American foreign relations. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John King Fairbank Book Award of the American Historical Association, and the second volume of this study won the Quincy Wright Book Award of the International Studies Association.  Dominion From Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power and The Korean War: A History are his most recent books.

He is the editor of the modern volume of the Cambridge History of Korea (forthcoming), and is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books, the NationCurrent History, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Le Monde Diplomatique. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and is the recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation, NEH, the MacArthur Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford, and the Abe Fellowship Program of the Social Science Research Council.
He was also the principal historical consultant for the Thames Television/PBS 6-hour documentary, Korea: The Unknown War. In 2003 he won the University of Chicago’s award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, and in 2007 he won the Kim Dae Jung Prize for Scholarly Contributions to Democracy, Human Rights and Peace. 

Recent article: “Americans once carpet-bombed North Korea. It’s time to remember that past” (The Guardian, Aug. 13, 2017) 

Cosponsored by Boston College’s Asian Studies, International Studies, History, Political Science, and by BC Peace Action and Massachusetts Peace Action

Information: Prof. Ingu Hwang, ingu.hwang@bc.edu

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November 15, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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