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North Korean history subject for BYU lecture Jan. 26

Mitchell Lerner, associate professor of history at Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, will be speaking Wednesday, Jan. 26, at noon in 237 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Lerner’s lecture is titled “Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: The United States and North Korea in the 1960s (and Beyond?)” and is hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Lerner’s research and teaching focus is on modern American diplomatic and political history, with an emphasis on U.S.–Korean relations. He is at work on a policy history of the Johnson Administration, as well as a broad study of U.S.–Korean relations during the Cold War.

The “Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy (2002),” Lerner’s first book, won the 2002 John Lyman Book Award for the best work of U.S. naval history. It was also nominated for the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes.

Lerner has published articles about modern American politics and foreign policy in numerous anthologies and journals such as Diplomatic History, the Korea Society Quarterly, and the Journal of Cold War Studies. Lerner was elected to the governing council of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 2008 and is on the advisory board of the North Korea International Documentation Project.

The lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive .  For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Mel Gardner

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