The inaugural Global Korea Lecture will be held on Wednesday 28 May at the KCC at 6:30pm
The lecture will be on the subject: South and North Korea : Sunset for the Sunshine Policy? and will be given by ‘Britain’s leading Korea watcher’ Aidan Foster-Carter. Dr. Kwang Ho Chun will chair.
Aidan Foster-Carter has followed Korean Affairs since 1968, starting (embarrassingly) as a juvenile fan of Kim Il-sung. Educated at Eton, Oxford and Hull, he taught sociology at Universities in Hull, Dar es Salaam and Leeds from 1971-93. An early general interest in developing nations developed into a particular obsession with Korea. Since 1993 he has been a full time Korea analyst and consultant: writing, lecturing, and broadcasting for academic, business and policy audiences in the UK and worldwide. He writes regularly on Korea for, among others; the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Oxford Analytica, Asia Intelligence, IDEAglobal, NewNations and Comparative connections.
From 1993-97 he wrote a monthly North Korea Report for business, published in Seoul; and from 2000-05 a ‘Pyongyang Watch’ column for Asia Times Online (still Available there). Books include Korea’s Coming Reunification (1992) and North Korea after Kim Il-sung (1994: both EIU). He has made over 20 visits to the peninsula, including two to North Korea. His ambitions are to read more Korean lyric poetry, and travel by train from Pusan to Paris.
Dr. Kwang Ho Chun is a Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College, London. He completed his Phd in International Relations at Katholieke Universiteit Levuen, Belgium: examining democratic peace building in post-cold war East Asia.
Pre-registration is required for the Global Korea Lectures. If you would like to attend please send an email to
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- Aidan Foster Carter, Sunset for the Sunshine Policy?, BBC, 28 March 2008