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"East Asia at Berkeley," a three-day event

27 October 2003


Contact: Janet Gilmore
(510) 642-5685

"East Asia at Berkeley," a three-day event of panel discussions and artistic performances that will showcase East Asia programs on the University of California, Berkeley, campus.

Sponsored by the campus's Institute of East Asian Studies, the event will include numerous panel discussions about the region's history, economy and future. Sung-Joo Han, the Korean ambassador to the United States, will participate in a luncheon panel discussion on "Securing Northeast Asia: Resolving the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula."

Most of the events are free and open to the public. Fore more details on the program go to http://ieas.berkeley.edu/aab/

Friday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 2. Panel discussions will take place Friday, from 9:30 to 5 p.m. Dance performances and film screenings will take place during the evenings Friday-Sunday.

UC Berkeley Faculty Club. Most panel discussions will take place in the club's Heyns Room.

In addition to Ambassador Han, panelists participating in the luncheon discussion on securing Northeast Asia will be:

  • Susan Shirk, research director at the University of California systemwide Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation, professor at UC San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations, and author of numerous books on China and foreign trade.

  • Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York, author of the book "Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea," and former editorial board member of The New York Times.

  • Panel moderator Robert A. Scalapino, professor emeritus of the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley, former director of the campus's Institute of East Asian Studies, author of numerous books and hundreds of articles on East Asian politics and international relations.

The luncheon discussion is a closed, invitation-only event that will take place in the Faculty Club's Seaborg Room; the general public may watch a live feed of the discussion from the Heyns Room.