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  • emThe Turnem
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    The Turn

    Mr. Oberdorfer, author of The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era, The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983- 1990, discussed the history of U.S.- Soviet relations, and how interaction…

  • US Policy Toward Korea
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    U.S. Policy Toward Korea

    South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Han Duk-soo talked about the Obama administration’s policy toward toward the Korean Peninsula. Among the topics he addressed were North Korean missile…

  • Life of Senator Mike Mansfield
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    Life of Senator Mike Mansfield

    As part of the Leaders of Capitol Hill series, former Senator John Glenn and others remembered the life and career of the late Senator Mike Mansfield (D-MT), including his 24 years in the U.S. Senate,…

  • emThe Coldest Winterem
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    The Coldest Winter

    Panelists talked about the life and work of the late David Halberstam, focusing on his final book, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, published that day by Hyperion. This history of the…

  • The Media and the Vietnam War
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    The Media and the Vietnam War

    This symposium, marking the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, described the effects of the Vietnam War on the people and culture of the…

  • emThe Confidanteem
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    The Confidante

    Glenn Kessler talked about his book, The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy, published by St. Martin’s Press. He talked about Secretary of State Rice’s tenure,…

  • USNorth Korea Relations
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    U.S.-North Korea Relations

    Asian scholars spoke about U.S. relations with North Korea, North Korean nuclear development programs, United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and the recent decision to resume…

  • USKorea Relations
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    U.S.-Korea Relations

    A panel moderated by Will Dobson spoke about the topic, “The Future of the U.S.-Korea Alliance: Challenges, Opportunities, Uncertainties.” Among the topics they addressed were the potential impact of North…

  • Future of the Korean Peninsula
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    Future of the Korean Peninsula

    Ambassador Lee and Assistant Secretary Hill delivered remarks at the inaugural event for the U.S.-Korea Institute. Topics included the launch of the U.S.-Korea Institute, the North Korean…

  • Senator Mansfield Tribute
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    Senator Mansfield Tribute

    Mike Mansfield, former congressman and senator from Montana, was honored. Mr. Oberdorfer spoke about his biography, Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and…

  • emThe Korean Conundrumem
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    The Korean Conundrum

    Ted Galen Carpenter and Doug Bandow talked about their book The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The authors…

  • emThe Two Koreas A Contemporary Historyem
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    The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

    Mr. Oberdorfer talked about his 1997 book, The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, published by Basic Books. The book describes the past 25 years in both South and North Korea, drawing from…

  • Pentagon Papers 30th Anniversary
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    Pentagon Papers 30th Anniversary

    Participants talked about the release of the Pentagon Papers, the impacts of the release on American attitudes toward the Vietnam War, and the legal battles following their release. The…

  • Reporting War and International Politics
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    Reporting War and International Politics

    Scholars talked about media coverage of foreign affairs events and differences in U.S. and European coverage. Among the topics they addressed were the quality of news coverage of foreign…

  • USSoviet Arms Buildup During Cold War
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    U.S.-Soviet Arms Buildup During Cold War

    Former diplomats and military officials participated in a forum on the arms buildup by the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War in a symposium on the politics of the Cold War. Mr.…

  • Future of USKorea Relations
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    Future of U.S.-Korea Relations

    U.S. and South Korean officials talked about relations between North and South Korea, U.S. involvement in Korea, recent tensions caused by the resumption of a nuclear weapons program in…

  • Future of North Korea
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    Future of North Korea

    Foreign policy analysts talked about relations between the U.S. and North Korea, recent tensions over weapons development, and the future of the communist regime in North Korea. Following…

  • Korean Issues
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    Korean Issues

    Mr. Oberdorfer spoke about relations between North and South Korea, North Korea’s decision to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and diplomatic efforts to relieve tensions…

  • Presidential Trip to Asia
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    Presidential Trip to Asia

    Mr. OberDorfer talks about Bush’s trip to Asia and the issues that Asian countries are facing economically, militarily, domestically etc. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes,…

  • emBooknotes Stories from American Historyem
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    Booknotes: Stories from American History

    Brian Lamb, editor of Booknotes: Stories from American History, published by PublicAffairs, moderated a panel discussion on the third collection of essays drawn from C-SPAN’s author-interview series,…

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