Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
C Kenneth Quinones
Director, Korean Peninsula Programs
Washington, D C
"North Korea Today - A Decade After Kim Il Sung"
ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace
October 8, 2004 Friday
University of Pennsylvania*
(* a specific venue tba)
We are pleased to share with you that C Kenneth Quinones
will present "North Korea Today - A Decade After Kim Il Sung" at the ICAS Fall Symposium
Dr C Kenneth Quinones has been involved with Northeast Asia since 1962 as
a soldier, scholar and diplomat. Ken has lived and worked in South and North Korea;
ten years in the South and nearly one year in the North, and in Japan for three
years. As a U S diplomat, he witnessed South Korea's struggle to democratize during
the 1980's and then, during the 1990's, played a role in the opening of North Korea
to the outside world. After retiring from the U S Foreign Service in 1997, Ken
worked with U S humanitarian organizations to arrange educational and agricultural
exchanges between the United States and North Korea. Since 2001, he has concentrated
on writing and commenting about U S relations with Northeast Asia, particularly
the Korean Peninsula. Ken is a frequent lecturer and contributor to U S, South
Korean, and Japanese academic journals, newspapers and news magazines. He has been
interviewed on Australian, British, Canadian, Hungarian, Korean, Japanese, Russian
and United States news broadcasts, plus many major newspapers in the United States,
South Korea and Japan.
Ken is the director of Korean Peninsula Programs at the
recently organized International Action (successor to International Center), a non-profit
Washington, D C research institute. He recently organized a new forum on the internet,
the International Forum for Innovative Northeast Strategy, to encourage international
dialogue about innovative strategies to promote a durable peace in Northeast Asia.
The forum distributes electronically two newsletters, one in Korean and the other
in English, to approximately 2,000 subscribers. Each issue contains the concise
insights of knowledgeable experts from around the world. His publications include
numerous articles and three books. His first book, The North Korea Nuclear Crisis
-- Off the Record Memories, was published in the Korean and Japanese languages in
2000. The second book, Beyond Diplomacy: Implementation of the Agreed Frame Work,
was published in Japanese in 2003. His third book, Understanding North Korea, was
published by Penguin Publishers' Alpha Books in English in January 2004.
Ken holds a PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University.
confirmed speakers, to date, include Chuck Downs (ICAS Fellow; Author, Over the Line:
North Korea's Negotiating Strategy), Lawrence R Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin
Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate)
and Thomas Byrne (ICAS Fellow; Vice President and Senior Credit Officer, Financial
Institutions and Sovereign Group, Moody's Investors Service). Thank you.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President