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Modern Korea topic for BYU seminar April 11

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University will host an Area Focus Seminar on Friday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

The seminar topic will be “Korea Turns Right: The New ‘Bulldozer’ Presidency of Lee Myung-Bak.”

Jeff Ringer, director of the Kennedy Center, will welcome participants who will take part in two panels: Kerk Phillips, BYU international relations coordinator and professor of economics, BYU; James H. Alvis, director of public affairs, Korea Economic Institute; Abraham Kim, analyst, Eurasia Group; Danny Damron, project coordinator, David M. Kennedy Center; and L. Gordon Flake, executive director, Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation.

Mark Peterson, a professor of Korean at BYU, will close the seminar, which is sponsored by the Korean Economic Institute (KEI) in Washington, D.C., and the David M. Kennedy Center.

This event will be archived online. For more information on center events, see the calendar online at

Writer: David Luker

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