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North Korea to be focus of Nov. 5 events at UW-Eau Claire

October 29, 2013
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EAU CLAIRE — The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host two events Nov. 5 relating to human rights, internal politics and nuclear negotiations in North Korea. Both events are free and open to the public.

A mini-conference titled "North Korea Human Rights and Internal Politics: What it Means for the U.S. and its Allies" will be held from
11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center. The conference will feature presentations by two experts on North Korea: Karin Lee, executive director, National Committee on North Korea; and Dr. Nicholas Hamisevicz, director of research and academic affairs, Korea Economic Institute of America. The conference will help attendees understand North Korea's internal politics and human rights.

A six-party talks simulation will run from 6-9 p.m. in Room 101 of Schneider Hall. The simulation will aim to turn individuals into lead negotiators for one of the six countries — U.S., Russia, South Korea, North Korea, China and Japan — involved in North Korea's nuclear negotiations. Acting as government representatives, participants will be tasked with reaching a comprehensive agreement relating to North Korea's denuclearization. No prior knowledge is needed and all are welcome to participate.

Dr. Eunsook Jung, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of political science, organized the events.

"As information about North Korea is extremely limited in the U.S., the events will inform students, professors, academic staff and community members on the issues of North Korea and what it means for the U.S.," Jung said. "The events will also provide an intellectually inspiring venue for active academic and policy discussions."

The events are sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, political science department and College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Dr. Eunsook Jung, assistant professor of political science, at 715-836-4935 or




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