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“Tigers on the Peninsula: The Koreas in 2006” to be discussed March 30

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and the Korea Economic Institute will present “Tigers on the Peninsula: The Koreas in 2006” on Thursday, March 30 beginning at 1 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Sessions and presenters include Negotiating with North Korea: L. Gordon Flake, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Mark Peterson, Korean section head, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, BYU; Scott Rembrandt, director of academic affairs and research, Korea Economic Institute and Case Study of the Future: The South Korean Economy and Growth Opportunities: Kerk L. Phillips, associate professor of economics, BYU; Lee Kyong-yul, economic counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Yong-In S. Shin, executive vice president, Samsung Electronics Co.

The seminar will close with a "Taste of Korea" with food of Korea provided by Touch of Seoul, a local restaurant, and a screening of "Seoul Train," a documentary by filmmakers Jim Butterworth, Lisa Sleeth and Aaron Lubarsky, who expose the life-and-death struggle faced by North Koreans who attempt to flee their homeland through China, a country that does not recognize their legal status as refugees ( http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/seoultrain/film.html ).

The full schedule may be accessed online at kennedy.byu.edu. For more information, please call (801) 422-1713.

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