17 April 2010

Public lecture: Asia's Anti-Democracy: North Korea

An event in the Business and Policy Speaker Series "Prospects for Democracy in China, Afghanistan and North Korea" of the Asia Society Texas Center, at the Houston Club, 811 Rusk Avenue, Houston, Texas, USA, 29 April 2010, 11.30 am-1.30 pm (Attention: the registration form gives the date as 12 May 2010)

Public lecture by John Delury (Associate Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations): "Asia's Anti-Democracy: North Korea"


Description: "One of the last surviving planned socialist economies, history's only communist dynasty, and an ideological hybrid of Confucianism, Christianity, Stalinism, and Maoism, North Korea is truly unique. To its south lies arguably the most democratic society in East Asia – South Korea. Across its northern border, China is being remade by relentless socio-economic dynamism. But North Korea's regime has proven itself remarkably resilient, and at least for now is East Asia's most undemocratic state. John Delury [...] explores what paths, if any, to democratic rule are imaginable for the North Korean people and what can be done to lay foundations for a more moderate and liberal regime."

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members, $300 tables of 10.

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