Another talk has been arranged for lunchtime on 3 April, on the topic of Inside North Korea: Changes and Continuity. The speaker will be Dr Kongdan Oh. Biography, courtesy of the Korea Discussion Group:
Dr. Kongdan (Katy) Oh is a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is a member of the Korea Task Force of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Korea Working Group of the United States Institute of Peace, International Institute for Strategic Studies, United States Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (Board of Directors), the Council on US-Korea Security Studies, and she is the co-founder and co-director of The Korea Club of Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. at Sogang University and her M.A. at Seoul National University. She subsequently earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her selected publications include “The Failure of Engagement and Limitations of Sanctions” in The North Korean Nuclear Test and the Future of Northeast Asia (Seoul: Korea Institute for National Unification, 2006), “The Twin Peaks of Pyongyang” ORBIS, Winter 2006, Kim Jong-il’s North Korea: Divide and Rule (Institute for Defense Analyses, 2006), Inside North Korea (Institute for Defense Analyses, 2005), North Korean Policy Elites (editor and project leader, Institute for Defense Analyses, 2004), Confronting North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions: US Policy Options and Regional Implications (Institute for Defense Analyses, 2003), Korea Briefing 2000-2001: First Steps Toward Reconciliation and Reunification (co-editor, M. E. Sharpe and Asia Society, 2002), Terrorism Eclipses the Sunshine Policy: Inter-Korean Relations and the United States (Asia Society, 2002), and North Korea through the Looking Glass (Brookings, 2000).