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Conference news: Engage Korea 2015 – Cambridge, 12 December

The first Engage Korea conference was at Merton College Oxford in 2013. LKL reported from it here. Last year the conference went across the pond to Harvard. This year, they’re back in England:

Engage Korea 2015

Saturday, 12 December 2015 from 09:00 to 18:00
University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Alison Richard Building | 7 West Road | Cambridge CB3 9DP

Engage Korea 2015

Engage Korea 2015 features three plenary sessions focused on engagement with North Korea in the following areas: Health, Education and Culture and Development in the Tumen River region. There will also be three sets of discussion groups/workshops led by student discussant/moderators in which topics and issues raised within the plenary sessions will be further considered and analysed. These discussion groups will then feed back into a final plenary session. We have also arranged a screening of the documentary “Yes We Love this Country” produced by Norwegian state television, NRK, on the work of Morten Traavik.

Speakers, discussants and moderators currently confirmed include:

  • Dr Kee Park, External Engagement Fellow of the Korean American Medical Association
  • Morten Traavik – Norwegian artist with a considerable background in North Korean cultural and artistic engagement
  • Professor Colin McCulloch – Professor of Management and Economics at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
  • Gianluca Spezza, Icons of Rhetoric and PhD Student at the University of Central Lancashire
  • Professor June Hee Kwon, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, East Asian Studies department, New York University
  • Dr Anastasia Konyakhina, Research Associate, Social and Political Studies, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of Far Eastern Peoples, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok
  • Dr Hyun-Gwi Park, Post Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge (Beyond the Korean War) and Visiting Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Leeds)
  • Jana Hajzlerova, Graduate Student, Charles University, Prague and Director of Czech-Korea Society
  • Theo Clement, Graduate Student, Sciences-Po Lyon and University of Vienna

Further further speaker details will be added in future
The event will be fully catered and lunch will be provided.
For more information on Engage Korea and the previous events we have organised and supported, please take a look at our website:

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