Blaine Harden, Former East Asia Bureau Chief of the Washington Post, New York Bureau Chief National Correspondent and writer for New York Times Magazine will speak on:
"Why is North Korea so perpetually furious at the U.S.?"
Friday, April 3, 2015
12:00 noon —1:30 p.m.
Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 301
Blaine Harden, an author and long-time correspondent for The Washington Post, was the newspaper's East Asia bureau chief from 2007 to June of 2010, mainly covering Japan and the Koreas. For the Post, he was also a correspondent in Africa (1984-89) and Eastern Europe (1989-93), an investigative reporter, presidential political reporter, New York bureau chief (1997-98) and national correspondent covering the American West and national environmental issues from Seattle (2003-07). From 1998 to 2003, Harden worked at The New York Times as a metro reporter, national correspondent and writer for The New York Times Magazine.
His most recent book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom (Viking Penguin, 2015) chronicles the story of the only person to have been born in a North Korean concentration camp and to escape to the West. This book will be available for purchase at the lecture for those who are interested.
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Robert Ross, Professor, Boston College, Associate, John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, and Senior Advisor of the Security Studies Program, MIT will speak on:
"The Rise of China and the Return of Alliance Politics: Prospects for US-China Relations"
Friday, April 17, 2015
Ben Cherrington Hall—Room 301
Professor Ross's research focuses on Chinese security policy, East Asian security, and U.S.-China relations. The recipient of research fellowships from the University of Washington and Columbia University as well as research and collaborative project grants from the Social Science Research Council, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), The Asia Foundation, and The United States Institute of Peace, Professor Ross has testified before various Senate and House committees and the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, and advises U.S. government agencies In addition, he serves on the Academic Advisory Group, U.S.-China Working Group, United States Congress.
His recent publications include Chinese Security Policy: Structure, Power, and Politics, China's Ascent: Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics, and New Directions in the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy. His other major works include Normalization of U.S.-China Relations: An International History; Great Wall, Empty Fortress: China's Search for Security, Negotiating Cooperation: U.S.-China Relations, 1969-1989, and The Indochina Tangle: China's Vietnam Policy, 1975-1979.
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