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The US-Korea Institute and Sejong Society of Washington, D.C. present

A Talk with Victor Cha on the U.S. Alliance System in Asia followed by a book signing of his new book, Powerplay

Monday, October 24, 2016

6:30PM – 9:00PM

Rome Auditorium

1619 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

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A Talk with Victor Cha

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 – A Talk with Victor Cha

INCOMPLETE DEMOCRACIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines and Thailand

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 – INCOMPLETE DEMOCRACIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines and Thailand

Book Launch: The Two Koreas (Revised & Updated)

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS invites you to join us for the DC book launch for the revised edition of The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. Korea uber-analyst and author Robert Carlin discusses the re-release of what many consider the foremost book on modern Korea, Don Oberdorfer’s The Two Koreas. Carlin wrote the updated foreward, bringing this arresting publication, loved by university students, business leaders and public alike, to a new generation of readers. Carlin will discuss the changes on the Korean Peninsula since the publication’s initial release, the publication’s continued relevance, and his labor of love saluting Van Fleet awardee and famed journalist Obderdorfer.

Book signing and reception to follow discussion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Politics & Prose. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 12, 2013
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

The Two Koreas Book Launch

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 – The Two Koreas Book Launch

An Evening with Min Jin Lee

November 6, 2007

Min Jin Lee’s first novel Free Food for Millionaires has been compared to 19th century Victorian classics, such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but it takes place in the present and tackles difficult topics such as love, betrayal, class and race. The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Korean American Coalition Washington DC Area Chapter are pleased to sponsor an evening featuring Min Jin Lee and Asian-American Literature. Yoonmee Chang, Professor of English at George Mason University and specialist in Asian American literature and culture introduced Mrs. Lee, who spoke about her writing, read an excerpt from her book and answered questions from the audience. read more …

Glenn Kessler discusses his book on Condoleezza Rice

September 6, 2007

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post Diplomatic Correspondent, discusses his book, The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy. The book is a detailed and newsy look at Rice’s tenure as Secretary of State, including her policies toward North Korea, the Middle East, Europe and terrorism.

“Glenn Kessler is a tough, independent beat reporter of the old school. His chronicle of Condoleezza Rice’s turn as Secretary of State is meticulous and fair, but it provides a devastating account of how Rice’s diplomacy often rested on wish and illusion, and was finally overwhelmed by the Bush Administration’s failed foreign policies.” — Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden

Commentary by James Mann, Foreign Policy Institute, Author in Residence, and Don Oberdorfer, Chairman, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS.