Public lecture and branch meeting
North Korea: Third Kim at the Helm
Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus 10700 104 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta Room 7-218 For maps and directions click here.
Lecture and speaker information
Join us for a presentation on North Korea where we’ll look back on a year under the leadership of Kim Jong Un. What has changed? What remains the same? What are possible prospects for the future? Erin Wight will address these questions by reviewing the political, economic, social, and food situation in the country under the different Kim eras. Though the DPRK seems to be keeping a steady course, there have been changes in domestic policy that could result in improved human and regional security if the global community plays partner. Erin will look beyond common media representations that demonize the DPRK for a more critical understanding of past and present events.
Erin Wight is currently an advisor with the University Studies International program at Grant MacEwan University and visiting faculty at Dankook University, South Korea during the summer. She graduated with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Alberta and worked in Pohang, South Korea for four years before returning to Canada. She is the current secretary for the Edmonton branch of the United Nations Association in Canada. Erin visited the DPRK in 2011 and again in April 2012 during the celebrations for President Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday. Her interests lie in human security and propaganda in Korea. She travelled to the DPRK to gain a better understanding of the other side of the Korean story and to witness life shaped by national division.