Colloquium Jun 27, 2024

The Online Colloquium of the Summer Term 2024 by the Research Training Group GRK 2833 “East Asian Futures” will host a lecture by Prof. Dr. Kevin GRAY. You are cordially invited to attend.

Prof. Dr. Kevin GRAY (University of Sussex)
North Korean Political Economy: Historical Lineages and Future Developments
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Central European Time)

Abstract
The history of North Korean development has long been intimately associated with its external geopolitical environment. In this talk, I examine how the country’s changing international alignments as part of the so-called ‘new Cold War’ are shaping both the policymaking of elites as well as North Korea’s concrete modes of enmeshment with the international system. I examine potential futures of the North Korean economy, including the likely direction of economic reform and the changing relations between state and society, as well as the role that the major powers are likely to play in North Korea’s economic revival and reconstruction.

About the speaker
Professor Kevin GRAY is Professor of International Relations at the School of Global Studies, Sussex University, United Kingdom. His research interests relate to the political economy of development, with a regional focus on East Asia. He has researched and published widely on the region and, in particular, on the political economy of both North and South Korea. Most recently, he is co-author (with Jong-Woon LEE) of North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development (2021). His research has been published in the Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Pacific Review, North Korean Review, Globalizations, New Political Economy, Third World Quarterly and New Left Review.

Organizer
Research Training Group 2833 “East Asian Futures: Visions and Realizations on National, Transregional and Global Scales”, Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen.

Zoom meeting link
https://ruhr-uni-bochum.zoom.us/j/63438838443?pwd=VUEyVEc5YTN6RnhTZS9KVEZ4b2JuQT09