AIA Presents Dr. Stephan Haggard Speaking On North Korea: ‘Witness to Transformation’ April 19

Dr. Stephan Haggard

AIA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) will host a public lecture by Dr. Stephan Haggard titled “North Korea: Witness to Transformation” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at UNM Continuing Education Auditorium.

Dr. Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies; Director, Korea-Pacific Program (KPP); and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Professor Haggard will outline a path-breaking new approach to North Korea, based on a large-scale and unprecedented refugee survey in China and South Korea. The survey has found that a great many transformations are under way in one of the most isolated, poorly understood and dictatorial countries on earth.

North Koreans hold their government in low regard and are far more skeptical of official explanations of their misery than is generally supposed. An overwhelming majority of refugees surveyed support unification with the South and report that their peers remaining in North Korea hold similar views.

The lecture is open to the general public and includes a Q&A session after the lecture. The cost is $15 for AIA members and $20 for non-members. High school, college and university students (under 26) with student ID receive free admission.

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About Albuquerque International Association

The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) is a division of the Center for International Studies (CFIS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing better international education and enhancing global awareness for all New Mexicans. Through the International Lecture Series (ILS), AIA brings outstanding national and international experts to present, share insights and lead discussions about critical global trends and issues.

The Global Skills for Young Adults (GSYA) program targets high school and college students and provides free lectures, exposure to international leaders and a mentorship program with AIA members who have lived and worked abroad in such areas as foreign service,  international business and banking, and other international organizations. Since 2007, AIA has organized 245 events, attended by over 20,000 people representing business, civic and academic leaders and individuals interested in learning more about critical issues facing our world.

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