Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Woodrow Wilson International Center
North Korea's Foreign Relations: Historical Roots of Present
ICAS Winter Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
2006 Wednesday 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
United States Senate Dirksen Office Building
Room SD 226
Capitol Hill, Washington D C 20510
We are pleased to share
with you that Kathryn Weatehrsby will present "North Korea's Foreign Relations:
Historical Roots of Present Patterns" at the ICAS Winter Symposium 2006.
Weathersby is Senior Associate of the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Kathryn directs the
Program North Korea International Documentation Project, which is mining the rich
records on North Korea held in the archives of its former allies in the communist
world in order to shed light on the evolution of DPRK foreign and domestic policy.
The first results of this research were published in "New Evidence on North Korea"
Cold War International History Project Bulletin 14/15 (Spring 2004).
a Ph.D. in modern Russian history from Indiana University in 1990, with a second
field in modern East Asian history. After the collapse of communist rule in the
Soviet Union, Kathryn conducted an extensive research in Russian archives on the
Soviet Union's role in the Korean War and its policy toward Korea prior to the war.
She has lectured widely on this subject in North America, East Asia and Europe.
Among her publications are: "The Soviet Role in the Korean War, The State of Historical
Knowledge," in William Stueck, ed., The Korean War in World History (Lexington:
The University of Kentucky Press: 2004): 61-92; "'Should We Fear This?' Stalin and
the Danger of War with America" Working Paper No. 39, Cold War International History
Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, July 2002; "Soviet Documents
and Reinterpretation of the Origins of the Korean War," in Chung-in Moon, Odd Arne
Westad and Gyoo-hyoung Kahng, eds., Ending the Cold War in Korea, Theoretical and
Historical Perspectives (Yonsei University Press, 2001; "Stalin, Mao and the End
of the Korean War," in Odd Arne Westad, ed., Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall
of the Sino-Soviet Alliance (Stanford University Press, 1998); "Deceiving the Deceivers:
Moscow, Beijing, Pyongyang and the Allegations of Bacteriological Weapons Use in
Korea," Cold War International History Project Bulletin 11 (1998); "New Russian
Documents on the Korean War: Introduction and Translations," Cold War International
History Project Bulletin 6/7 (1996); and "To Attack or Not to Attack? Stalin, Kim
Il Sung and the Prelude to War," Cold War International History Project Bulletin
Kathryn's research has been supported by grants and fellowships from
the Cold War History Project and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Social Science Research
Council, the Korea Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the International
Research and Exchanges Board, the Norwegian Nobel Institute and the College of Arts
and Sciences of Florida State University, where she was Assistant Professor of History
Admission to this programme is free of charge and open to public.
Should you wish to attend the ICAS Winter Symposium 2006, you must pre-register
Only those pre-registered will be admitted to the session.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President