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CWIHP Off-site Workshop

May 02, 2011
The workshop Interkit aims to shed new light on the mechanisms of cooperation and conflicts within the socialist world, and to answer the question: how differences in political and cultural traditions and geopolitical locations interacted under the influence of the Soviet Union.

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper Focus

Mar 31, 2011
In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea.

NKIDP Senior Advisor Mitchell Lerner delivers talk on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s

Feb 24, 2011
NKIDP senior advisor and associate professor of history at The Ohio State University delivered a talk entitled "Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: The United States and North Korea in the 1960's (and Beyond?)" at Brigham Young University's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.

Yonhap News and Joongang Daily report on the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Korea Foundation and the Wilson Center

Jan 13, 2011
The Yonhap News Agency and Joongang Daily carried articles on the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Korea Foundation and the Wilson Center establishing the KF Junior Scholars Program.

Wilson Center and Korea Foundation Establish Junior Scholar Program

Jan 11, 2011
The program will provide Korean students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program the opportunity to spend between three to six months at the Center conducting advanced research on an important public policy issue or a topic in international history.

NKIDP research assistant published on Asia Times Online

Jan 08, 2011
Arguing that the North Korean regime understands and exploits international diplomatic norms.

Donga Daily article covers release of NKIDP Critical Oral History Conference transcript

Jan 07, 2011
An article carried in Korea's Donga Daily highlights new findings from a recently published NKIDP book, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969 from the History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series.

New NKIDP publication: "Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, 1968-1969: A Critical Oral History"

Jan 01, 2011
NKIDP is pleased to announce its latest publication entitled, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969, from the History and Public Policy Program's Critical Oral History Conference Book Series.

Bernd Schaefer Interviewed by VOA about NKIDP Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971-1975."

Dec 16, 2010
Schaefer described how in the wake of the North Vietnamese victory, North Korean leader Kim Il Sung sought Chinese assistance in reunifying the Korean peninsula by force after negotiations between North and South were halted.

NKIDP is pleased to announce the publication of Working Paper #3, "'Mostly Propaganda in Nature:' Kim Il Sung, the Juche Ideology, and the Second Korean War" by Mitchell Lerner

Dec 16, 2010
Based on newly declassified Czech, (East) German, Russian, and Hungarian archival documents, Lerner explores the origins of North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant